Information Provided by a Mississippi Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice is an area of personal injury where a doctor fails to exercise the degree of care and skill that a physician, surgeon, nurse, or any other medical professional would use under similar circumstances. According to the Harvard Medical Study, medical malpractice errors are responsible for between 44,000 and 98,000 unnecessary deaths every years in American hospitals. More people die from medical mistakes than from all car accident deaths. Furthermore, medical malpractice mistakes involving medication errors cause injuries to over 1.3 million persons per year.
The negligent health care provider could be a doctor, surgeon, nurse, lab or x-ray technician, or other staff member. Medical facilities and other health care providers such as hospitals, ambulance companies, pharmacies and nursing homes may also be liable for medical malpractice.
Some examples of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to Administer Medications Properly
- Misdiagnosis of a Medical Condition
- Failure to Properly Treat a Patient's Medical Condition
- Failure to Manage a Pregnancy or Deliver a Baby in a Safe Manner
- Failure to Protect a Patient from a Fall or Other Injury on Hospital Property
- Any Other Medical Mistake Resulting from a Health Care Providers Failure to Use Reasonable Care
Medical malpractice can result in both physical and mental injuries. Physical injuries can include disfigurement, loss of limb, permanent or disfiguring scars, disability, and other bodily injuries, while mental harm may include emotional trauma, mental anguish, embarrassment, loss of love and affection, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Medical Malpractice is a highly complex area of personal injury law handled by only a few firms in the community. The Edward A. Williamson Law Firm is currently handling a variety of medical malpractice cases throughout the state of Mississippi and surrounding areas. Each Mississippi medical malpractice attorney at our firm knows the intricate medical malpractice laws, court system and individual rights needed to prove your physical and/or mental injury under state or federal laws. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a doctor's error, misdiagnosis, or other form of medical negligence, you may have a medical malpractice claim. You could be eligible to receive compensation for the damages caused to you or your family. Give us a call at 1-800-530-7714 or submit your case comments through our website. For more information on medical malpractice, contact a Mississippi medical malpractice lawyer today.