Mississippi Medical Malpractice
A recent study conducted on 37 million patient records shows that between 2000 2002, an average of 195,000 American patients died from preventable medical errors. Click here for more information.
If you were injured during a medical procedure, I would like to hear from you. Time is of the essence – the Mississippi Statute of Limitations dictates that an action for medical malpractice must commence no later than two years after the act or omission which caused the injury, or from the reasonable date of its discovery. The courts in Mississippi come out with new decisions interpreting this statute of limitations almost weekly, so it is important to contact a Mississippi Medical Malpractice lawyer as soon as possible if you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice usually falls into one of the following categories:
- Failure to diagnose an illness
- Failure to provide the appropriate treatment to an illness
- Failure to obtain informed consent for a procedure
- Unreasonable delay in treatment
These types of cases can include:
- Wrong site surgery
- Wrong diagnosis and resulting bad outcome
- Brain injury
- Medication errors
- Wrongful death due to medical negligence
- Hospital staff negligence
- Surgical injuries
- Cancer diagnosis issues
- Birth injuries and fetal death
- Plastic surgery issues
You need to be careful when choosing a lawyer in your medical malpractice case, for the following reasons:
- Medical malpractice cases are often defended vigorously by healthcare companies so it is important that the lawyer you choose is very familiar with this type of case. It is also important to know from the outset whether the case should be settled or go the distance.
- The use of expert witnesses is very important in this part of the law and a firm with the necessary knowledge and track record in this field will be very important to the success of your case.
- Careful assessment of the possible damages is paramount. For example, the rules of joint and several liability are fairly complex. This may make it more difficult for you, the plaintiff, to receive full compensation. Careful planning and risk assessment is necessary.
Medical malpractice can be a lengthy process, and it always requires collection of large amounts of medical records, extensive research, and review by medical experts. Because of the length of time required and the high associated costs, The Guthrie Firm, PLLC is extremely selective with potential medical malpractice cases. Many times the costs of litigating a medical malpractice case exceed the potential recovery available. No one, however, will be denied a free initial consultation and initial review of their case, so don’t delay in contacting The Guthrie Firm now.
If you would like to discuss your medical malpractice case with us, please call The Guthrie Firm, PLLC at (601) 991-1099 or contact us online. We are here to help.
Medical Malpractice Questions:
- What should I do to protect my rights if I am undecided about pursuing a medical malpractice case right now?
- Can I still file a medical malpractice claim if I signed a consent form?