As a Tennessee resident who has recently suffered damages during, before, or after a medical procedure, you may be wondering: is this a result of medical malpractice? Did negligence lead to this outcome? The Law Offices of Seaton & Bates, PLLC, are here to help define medical malpractice so you know what to look for.
There are pecking orders in many industries. You and other Tennessee residents might be surprised to learn that bullying is quite common in nursing. In fact, most nurses may experience or witness bullying to some degree at least once during their careers. The unfortunate fact is that being bullied or bullying others on the job can significantly affect the quality of patient care.
When Tennessee residents check into a hospital, they believe that the doctors, nurses, lab technicians and other personnel have the education, skill and training necessary to deliver adequate if not superior care. They expect to be treated with compassion, dignity and professionalism. They also expect that they will leave the hospital better than when they arrived. The last thing they expect is that someone will make a mistake that worsens their condition or leads to their death.