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Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 09, 2011
According to the Tennessee Department of Commerce, in 2009, the latest year for which data is available, a total of 543 medical malpractice claims in Tennessee were settled in favor of the claimants, representing slightly less than 20% of the overall number of claims closed during this period (2,846). However, this number may be a small fraction of the true number of medical malpractice instances occurring in the state in that year. The United States Institute of Medicine estimates in The National Academies Press that 98,000 Americans die every year as a result of medical malpractice, and with 2% of the population, Tennessee would be expected to have close to 1,960 deaths from malpractice per year. Because medical malpractice often doesn’t result in death, the actual number of cases of malpractice occurring in Tennessee each year might be far greater.
Because of the high standard of professional accuracy expected from physicians and other medical professionals, the victims of medical malpractice are entitled to pursue compensation for damages caused by reckless or negligent medical care. The Tennessee medical malpractice attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP are ready to assist those whose lives have been affected by the consequences of medical malpractice.
It is important that those who are the victims of medical malpractice hold the physician who is responsible for their injuries accountable for the consequences of their errors, both to compensate the injury victim and to prevent future instances.
About Pohl & Berk, LLP
Pohl & Berk, LLP, based in Nashville, Tennessee, represents those who have been seriously injured or have lost a family member, due to the misconduct of a third party. Our experienced Tennessee medical malpractice lawyers can help individuals who believe they have been hurt by the actions of a negligent medical professional. For a complete list of our services, visit the newly redesigned website at http://www.pohlberkpersonalinjury.com
Pohl & Berk, LLP
1913 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212