Were you injured during an operation, by a member of medical personnel, or developed an illness or disease as a result of negligence?
Medical malpractice is taken very seriously in the eyes of the law and if you fell victim to this type of serious negligence, you should not hesitate to take legal action.
Any type of medical malpractice can lead to very serious and life-altering effects.
At Harris Law Firm, PLLC, our Greenville medical malpractice attorneys are prepared to offer you stellar representation to help you recover compensation for your expenses.
Our medical malpractice lawyers in Mississippi care about holding the responsible party accountable for their actions and ensuring that it does not happen to anyone else in the future as a result.
Different Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
There are many ways in which medical malpractice can occur, including:
- Medication errors
- Brain injuries
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Failure to diagnose illness
- Misdiagnosis of illness
- Delay in diagnosis
Protecting You Against Medical Malpractice
All medical professionals have a certain responsibility to you as their patient to provide you with a certain level of care. They operate under very strict regulations and rules and when they fall outside those lines, it can be detrimental for you as a patient.
Regardless of the exact injury or illness, you have suffered and the circumstances of the incident, our firm is here to help you to file a personal injury lawsuit. It can be very difficult to collect the proper amount of money you are entitled to unless you hire a lawyer to help you file a claim.
Some of the challenges our clients face include finding evidence that a medical professional made an error. Doctors and other professionals are not eager to admit mistakes, which means you need an attorney who can find solid proof of negligence.
Our firm has experience:
- Interviewing medical personnel
- Examining medical records
- Working with expert witnesses who can analyze the choices the doctor made
Prosecuting Malpractice Cases in Mississippi
Medical malpractice can occur as a result of a number of different factors, such as a doctor or staff member who is improperly trained or one who has not had sufficient rest before an operation or procedure.
Several Mississippi laws come into play with medical malpractice cases. For example, you must file your claim in a timely manner. Our state has an unforgiving statute of limitations that gives injured victims only 2 years to bring a lawsuit.
You can find the law at MS Code § 15-1-36. The clock starts ticking from the date the doctor committed malpractice or the date at which someone who is reasonably diligent could uncover the malpractice.
Mississippi also has a statute of repose that cuts off most medical malpractice lawsuits after 7 years, regardless of when you discovered the error. If you have had surgery or feel unwell after a diagnosis, you should consider whether you were the victim of malpractice.
Lastly, Mississippi requires that most lawsuits be filed with an appropriate certificate stating that the attorney has met with a medical expert to review the case.
The expert must believe there is a reasonable basis to file the suit. This requirement was put in place to screen out meritless lawsuits, but it is just one more hurdle to jump through.