Home » Law

Ambulance Chasers vs. Tennessee Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Jul 31, 2008
In recent years the American court systems have been reminded of why Tennessee medical malpractice attorneys are sometimes called ambulance chasers. There has been a huge surge in the number Medical Malpractice cases filed (nearly 19,000 in 2002 according to the Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS) though the number of cases won by alleged injured plaintiffs has remained low, between 25 and 30 percent.

Approximately 25% of all U.S. doctors are sued annually, giving doctors a one in four chance of being sued for every year in practice, and it is estimated that between 50 and 65% of all doctors in the United States are sued at least once in their career.

Of all the malpractice payment reports made worldwide in 2002, over 80% of those payments were made by United States doctors with the whole rest of the world accounting for just 20% of all payments made for malpractice.

The implications of these numbers can be interpreted differently. On the one hand, American patients seem to be much more willing to fight to protect their rights, largely encouraged by the above mentioned Ambulance Chasers, or Tennessee medical malpractice attorneys. On the other hand, the majority of those cases don't seem to be particularly substantial as so few are won.

Actual medical malpractice is a serious offense and occurs when a doctor or a member of medical staff fails to use appropriate care, and results in injury to the patient. In must be proven without a reasonable doubt that the injuries were caused by the medical error, or are injuries that would not otherwise have occurred.

Tennessee medical malpractice attorneys require extensive resources to prosecute medical malpractice cases successfully. In a medical malpractice case, the plaintiff (injured party) must prove by irrefutable evidence and through qualified expert testimony that injuries were caused by negligence or incorrect treatment by a medical professional.

Given the nature of most medical errors, there may be multiple experts involved in a case and it will involve many hours of extensive research, discovery, and court appearances. Because of the recent surge in unfounded medical malpractice cases Tennessee medical malpractice attorneys are particularly careful as they review cases referred to them and are highly selective about the cases they accept and choose to prosecute.

If you honestly believe you, or a member of your family, has been the victim of a medical error that has caused a serious injury, contact a Tennessee medical malpractice attorney for a consultation and consider carefully before choosing to prosecute.
About the Author
Tennessee Medical Malpractice Attorneys (http://www.craftsheppardlaw.com/medmal.htm)will help you determine whether or not you have a legitimate medical malpractice case. Art Gibb is a freelance writer.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 177
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources