Creating Accountability For Medical Malpractice

We expect that our doctors, nurses and other health care professionals will always make the right decisions regarding our care. When that does not happen and injuries occur as a result, injured patients usually face a stonewall of silence. No one will admit a mistake or negligence.

You may not know your injuries were the result of substandard medical care until years later when a different doctor realizes something was wrong with the care you received before.

Filing A Lawsuit May Be The Only Way To Find Out The Truth

You may suspect that your injuries are the result of medical malpractice, but it is likely that no one will ever admit that until you take legal action and use the power of the courts to force the truth to come to light.

How Does One Know It Is Medical Malpractice?

A bad outcome following a medical procedure does not necessarily mean malpractice occurred. A doctor can do everything right and still have a bad outcome. Malpractice is the failure to meet the accepted standards of care.

The accepted standards of care are defined by other health care professionals. So, if we suspect a health care professional of making a mistake or being negligent, we look to other health care professionals and medical experts to ask them how they would have handled the situation. If they disagree with the actions taken, it is evidence of medical malpractice.

We offer our assistance to those who have been injured by any type of medical malpractice, including:

  • Failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis (cancer, heart attack, stroke, etc.)
  • Birth injuries (cerebral palsy, brachial plexus palsy, etc.)
  • Surgical error (nicked or perforated blood vessels, nerves or organs; foreign objects; etc.)
  • Medication errors (overdose, failure to check for drug interactions, etc.)
  • Anesthesia errors

Our Experience Makes A Difference

At the Law Offices of Seaton & Bates, PLLC, our firm understands the complexities that medical malpractice cases present. These cases involve a high volume of complicated medical record evidence. With more than three decades of experience, we understand how to analyze such evidence to prove the substandard nature of the care that injured you.

Attorney Tony Seaton is recognized as a leading attorney in our area:

  • An AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • A 10.0 "Superb" Avvo rating
  • Board certification in civil trial practice since 1988

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving Upper East Tennessee

When substandard medical care has injured you or someone you love, turn to the Law Offices of Seaton & Bates, PLLC. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers, call 423-282-1041 or contact us online.

There are no obligations when you call. We are happy to provide free case evaluations. If your case is out of our practice area, we will provide you with alternative resources or referrals. The call is free, but the advice is priceless.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.