Jackson Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The majority of Mississippi health care providers deliver quality patient care, but there are some who do not practice medicine in accordance with proper legal standards. Based upon the results of numerous studies on medical malpractice, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveals that anywhere from 210,000 to 440,000 deaths per year are linked to misconduct by physicians. Though NIH recognizes some issues with reporting, these figures mean that medical errors rank third as the leading cause of death in the US.
If you suffered bodily harm or lost a loved one because of medical malpractice, Mississippi law protects your interests. Our team at Keith B. French Law can explain your legal remedies and assist with the legal process, which is more complicated than other personal injury cases. Please contact our office to set up a free consultation with a Jackson medical malpractice lawyer, and read on for some important information about the basic concepts.
Overview of Mississippi Medical Negligence Laws
Health care providers are required to comply with appropriate standards of care when treating patients. In general, this means physicians and other practitioners must make medical decisions and deliver treatment in accordance with how other professionals would do so under similar circumstances. Any deviation from the medical standard of care may lead to liability for medical malpractice. Common examples of errors by health care providers include:
- Misdiagnosis of a medical condition, either through delays or issuing the wrong diagnosis;
- Surgical errors, such as performing the wrong procedure, leaving an object inside the patient; or operating on the wrong body part;
- Birth injuries due to improper monitoring during delivery or delays in ordering a C-section;
- Medication mistakes in dosage or type of drug; and
- Many more.
How a Lawyer Can Help with the Legal Process
Though med mal cases are a type of personal injury matter, there are detailed requirements when pursuing a health care provider for medical errors. In Mississippi, a much more thorough investigation and pre-litigation requisites are necessary. Medical experts play an important role in outlining the relevant standard of care, as well as pointing out where your doctor may have deviated from this standard.
Our Jackson medical malpractice attorneys at Keith B. French Law have the experience and knowledge to support your needs throughout every stage of the legal process. To ensure you receive full compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses, we will:
- Conduct a thorough investigation into medical errors;
- Work with medical experts;
- Prepare a Certificate of Consultation as required by law;
- Negotiate settlement with your doctor’s insurance company; and
- File a lawsuit in court to ensure you receive top damages for your losses.
Call Now to Speak to a Jackson Malpractice Medical Lawyer
This summary of Mississippi med mal laws is useful, but an overview will not be sufficient to handle disputes with an insurance company. Instead of putting your rights at risk, count on our attorneys at Keith B. French Law to protect them. Please contact our Jackson, MS office at 832-243-6153 or visit our website to set up your no-cost case review today.