Defective Hip or Knee Implant: Did Medical Malpractice Occur?

This video features Chris Gilreath, a Medical Malpractice attorney based in Tennessee.

Memphis Attorney Chris Gilreath

Video Transcript:

Rob Rosenthal:

Do you know the difference between medical malpractice and medical device failure? Well, let's ask Tennessee lawyer Chris Gilreath in this AskTheLawyers™ Quick Question.

Chris Gilreath:

So medical malpractice is a situation involving a doctor, a nurse or a local medical provider who's giving a patient some level of medical care. Medical malpractice is when those medical providers do something that falls below the bare minimum standard; something that no medical provider would reasonably do when treating a patient. A medical device failure is when someone receives usually a hardware implant, like a hip replacement or elbow replacement, and something mechanical in that device fails after it's been implanted in someone's body.

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