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Larry V. Roberts

Larry V. Roberts

The Roberts Law Firm
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse
  • Florida, Tennessee, Virginia
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Biography

Larry V. Roberts represents the injured and grieving. He is an experienced trial attorney actively and aggressively representing people who have been seriously injured and families who have lost loved ones. If you are seriously injured or lose a loved one, Larry V. Roberts will take the time to talk with you and your family to truly understand how a serious injury or death of a loved is effecting you and your family. Larry V. Roberts is committed to helping his clients obtain the compensation they deserve. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel has named Larry in the Nation’s Top One Percent, and he is among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Tennessee (The National Trial Lawyers).

Education
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (1992)
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University of Tennessee - Knoxville
B.S. (1975)
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Professional Experience
Founder
The Roberts Law Firm
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Tennessee Civil Justice (Injustice) Act of 2011
The Tennessean
Speaking Engagements
How The Morality Based Trial Story Resonates With Jurors, Drives Decisions and Motivates Jurors To Action, New Orleans, Louisiana
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
The Morality Based Trial Story, Las Vegas, Nevada
360 Advocacy
Moral Emotions, Louisville, Kentucky
American Association for Justice
Certifications
Board Certified Specialist Civil Pretrial Practice
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Board Certified Specialist Civil Trial Advocacy
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Awards
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Superb Rating
Avvo
Master of Trial Law - Champion
American Association for Justice
Master of Trial Law - Diplomate
American Association for Justice
Graduate
Trial Lawyers College
Life Member
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Professional Associations
American Association for Justice
Diplomat
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Southern Trial Lawyers Association
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Melvin Belli Society
Member
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Tennessee Association for Justice
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Tennessee Bar Association
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Virginia Bar Association
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Tennessee State Bar
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Virginia State Bar
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Florida State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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Tennessee
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
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Virginia
Virginia State Bar
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Contingency Fee - you do not pay an attorney fee or litigation expenses unless we are successful.
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Nursing Home Abuse
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. My neice went for a tonsil and adenoids removal surgery and the doctors ended up cutting her carotid artery can we sue.
A: First, I’m sorry to hear about what’s going on. I can only imagine the worry you’re going through.

The common carotid artery, which supplies oxygenated blood to the head and neck, divide in the neck where it forms the internal and external carotid arteries.

The preliminary research I’ve done suggests the surgeon may have a duty to before surgery, use radiographic imaging to determine the location of the carotid artery branches so to avoid them during surgery. So, your niece may have a case against the surgeon.

If your niece has permanent injury that requires future medical care or treatment, that is another element of damages. There is no cap ion that amount in Tennessee.



Your family should immediately consult with an experienced Tennessee malpractice lawyer. That lawyer should then have the case evaluated by a surgeon willing to serve as an expert witness.

That expert will then determine if the surgeon for your niece was negligent. If the surgeon was negligence, the full extent of injuries and total amount of medical bills, past and future, that may be recovered, will be determined by that expert.

In summary, your niece may have a valid legitimate case that should be investigated.

I wish you and your family the best during this obviously difficult time.

Larry
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Q. How long can I wait to file a malpractice suit in Tennessee.
A: The 1 year statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim in Tennessee is extended 120 days but you must send notice of potential claim to all potential defendants within the 1 year statute of limitations. The notice of potential claim must comply with the statutory requirements or your lawsuit may be dismissed. Also, you must wait at least 60 days to file a lawsuit after you give notice of a potential claim or your lawsuit may be dismissed. BOTTOM LINE … contact a Tennessee medical malpractice lawyer because the law is designed to help the medical care providers, not injured patients.
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Website
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Contact & Map
The Roberts Law Firm
P. O. Box 23348
Knoxville, TN 37933
Toll-Free: (800) 371-7171
Telephone: (423) 765-5200
Fax: (423) 352-9656
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
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