Medical Malpractice Claims in Tennessee

Early Investigation Needed for Medical Malpractice Claims

If you have been injured by the negligence of a medical provider or health care facility anywhere in Tennessee, you should discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible. If you wait too long, you may miss your opportunity to recover damages for your injuries.

The Piper Law Office represents victims of medical negligence in the Knoxville metropolitan area and East Tennessee. Contact us today to discuss the unique circumstances of your case in a free initial consultation.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital or other medical provider fails to meet the standard of care for your locality and you are injured as a result. Under a new Tennessee law, the injured party is required to consult expert witnesses and have them available to provide testimony when a lawsuit is filed.

Examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis of heart attack or stroke, particularly in an emergency room setting
  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Surgery errors
  • A doctor’s neglect
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birth injuries such as cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy
  • Prescription drug errors including incorrect administration and improper dosage

The statute of limitations is strict in medical malpractice cases, and it’s important to give your attorney enough time to find experts to testify that the provider failed to meet the standard of care for your locality. Therefore, there is no times to waste.


Jack W. Piper, Jr. has the legal experience and determination to achieve the result you want. Contact the Piper Law Office today to learn how we can help you.