Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs more often than most people believe. Often, the negligence goes undetected.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a surgical mistake, prescription error, or other type of medical malpractice, it is essential that you speak with a knowledgeable attorney who can accurately assess your situation and identify viable options.

Because your future, and that of your family, is at stake, you need to choose an attorney wisely. Not every bad outcome is the result of a medical mistake, but a knowledgeable inquiry is needed.

The Tennessee medical malpractice lawyers at the Garza Law Office, we are experienced Tennessee medical malpractice attorneys. We understand the complex medical and legal issues involved in these cases, and work to build strong and persuasive cases. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

We represent victims of all types of medical malpractice, including:

  • Doctor error
  • Hospital error
  • Prescription error
  • Misdiagnosis / failure to diagnose a disease
  • Birth injuries
  • Lasik™ malpractice
  • Plastic surgery mistakes
  • Failure to monitor risky medications
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • And others

Answering Your Questions about Medical Malpractice

We understand the pain and loss our clients have experienced and their concerns and anxiety about the future. In a free consultation and case evaluation, we can explain the legal process, your options, and how we may be able to obtain compensation and justice for you. Call 865-540-8300 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.

Legal Malpractice

We also investigate legal malpractice cases and do not hesitate to pursue them when the cause of justice demands it. Lawyers should be held accountable for their mistakes and negligence just like every other professional, and we aggressively pursue such cases on behalf of clients who have suffered losses at the hands of incompetent or unprofessional attorneys.

For a free consultation with the Garza Law Office, call 865-540-8300 or contact us online. We do not normally require a retainer to handle your personal injury claim. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

How will I know if I have a case?

Medical malpractice cases are complex and require careful inquiry during the case evaluation stage. If an initial assessment indicates that malpractice has occurred, our firm will ask for complete medical records.

If needed, we may order additional medical tests to be performed at our expense. To properly evaluate the case, we can call upon some of the nation’s top experts in various medical specialties who can provide guidance as we evaluate the case.

The initial assessment phase may be as short as two or three weeks, or extend over a period of several months. At the end of that time, a medical malpractice attorney at our firm will inform you of the results of our investigation.

If we go forward, our goal will be to maximize the compensation you receive.

How much will a medical malpractice lawsuit cost me?

At The Garza Law Firm, we accept medical malpractice and other personal injury cases on a contingency basis. That means that our fee comes as a percentage of your settlement or verdict, and only when we make a recovery for you.

Yes, medical malpractice lawsuits can be long and expensive, but in nearly every situation we advance costs for medical examinations, expert witness testimony, and other expenses.

When we take a case, we do so with the expectation of achieving a favorable outcome.

I signed a medical consent form. Have I waived my rights?

No. Signing a consent form shows that you have been informed of the risks, benefits, and alternatives treatments for the medical procedure you were about to undergo and have consented to go forward.

It does not absolve the doctor, hospital, or any other medical professional of medical malpractice, should that occur. Because malpractice can occur in many ways during the procedure and follow-up treatment, you may still have a valid and actionable claim.