Have you or a loved one been killed or seriously injured due to the negligence of a hospital or physician here in Mississippi? If so, it is important that you contact a qualified Mississippi medical malpractice attorney immediately. It is critical that an immediate and thorough investigation is performed to uncover any possible evidence of negligence or medical malpractice.
Medical Malpractice in Mississippi
Doctors, nurses and other health care providers spend a great deal of time learning how to treat a great variety of illnesses and physical maladies. As a group they are professionals dedicated to helping alleviate the ailments that can plague mankind. Unfortunately, health care providers can also make mistakes. When mistakes are made the effects can be devastating. In fact, according to the National Academy of Sciences, approximately 98,000 Americans die from "medical mistakes" each year.
Medical malpractice is a form of negligence involving a medical treatment provider. If someone is injured as a result of a treatment provider's breaking or ignoring the standard of care, that treater may be liable for the injury that has occurred. The determination of whether a medical professional has met the standard of care is based on a comparison to other doctors or caregivers in the same field and the same geographical region. In other words, what would a reasonably competent medical professional practicing in the same field as the doctor nurse or hospital, and in the same area of the doctor nurse or hospital, do under the circumstances that the doctor nurse or hospital was facing with respect to care and treatment of the patient?
Medical malpractice does not occur every time there is a bad outcome or death from treatment. It is simply a duty to provide good care according to the accepted standards of the community and/or the accepted standards of a particular medical specialty. The law generally recognizes the practice of medicine as an "art" rather than as an exact science. Therefore, some latitude is given to practitioners with respect to the manner in which they choose to address the problems of specific patients. Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence or Wrongful death cases that end up being settled or going to trial tend to involve an obvious mistake by a doctor, a serious charting error or triage by a nurse or standards of care by a hospital which simply do not line up with how the normal citizen thinks.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call John D. Giddens Law Firm at (601) 355-2022or Toll Free at (888) 335-2022. The initial consultation with our firm is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, 99% of the time we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get for our services if there is a monetary recovery for you and your family. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before a certain date, known as a statute of limitations which is the cutoff for claims being filed. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.
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