A Doctor Made an Error and I Almost Died!

I had a surgery recently.  The doctor made an error and I also died.  I spent two extra days in the hospital.   I am fine now but I want to sue him.

You will have a difficult time finding a lawyer to help you with this case.  Even assuming that you can prove your case it appears your damages are minimal – two extra hospital days, related experiences, and the trauma of the event.  Medical malpractice cases are very expensive to prepare and are very vigorously defended by doctors and their insurance companies.  Thus, most lawyers have been forced to adopt a rather high damages threshold before they will accept any malpractice case.

Of course, you should talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer and see if he or she can help you.  Remember that in Tennessee you must take appropriate legal action within one year of the date of the event causing you an injury.  Failure to take timely action will result in a loss of whatever rights you have.