My mother was in a nursing home for rehabilitation after hip replacement surgery. She was given a double-dose of blood thinner and had a stroke. Now, she will be in a nursing home the rest of her life. What are her rights?
The answer to those question can be fully answered only after a review of relevant medical records and consultations with one or more doctors and other health care professionals.
An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will want evaluate those records and talk with the health care professionals to confirm that given the extra dose was medical negligence and that it actually caused your mother’s stroke.
Then, this attorney will also want to understand how this stroke is going to effect your mother’s quality of life and her future medical expenses.
No experienced medical malpractice attorney will be able to tell you whether your mother has a valid case without doing to work mentioned above. If a lawyer offers you an opinion about your case without doing this work I recommend you find another lawyer – immediately. Medical malpractice cases are very complicated and a lot of work must be done before an a valid opinion can be given on a case.
To learn more about medical malpractice cases, read our Legal Guide ‘Understanding Medical Malpractice Cases in Tennessee."
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