Medical Malpractice Claims in Mississippi
When you’re sick or need surgery, you need to be able to trust that the medical professionals providing your care are giving their full attention and educated professional advice while treating you. However, sometimes doctors make careless errors which can leave you in an even worse position than before you sought medical attention. It is important that you seek out legal help as soon as possible after you realize you may have been the victim of medical malpractice, to preserve your claims and ensure that you take all necessary steps to ensure you’re fully compensated for your injuries and suffering.
Failure to Diagnose
Certain medical conditions are not obvious to the naked eye, but can become lethal if left untreated. Doctors have a professional duty to ensure that they have taken necessary steps to determine what is causing the patient’s symptoms. Certain conditions can quickly become lethal if not properly treated, including pulmonary embolisms, appendicitis, or bacterial infections. Late or missed cancer diagnoses can make the difference between that patient recovering and succumbing to their disease, as many forms of cancer are more likely to abate when treated early.
Errors committed during surgery are dishearteningly common, in part due to pressure placed on doctors by insurers and hospitals to complete a great number of procedures in a brief amount of time. Some common surgical errors include:
- Operating on or amputating the wrong body part, or on the wrong patient
- Leaving objects in the patient, including surgical sponges and surgical tools
- Using improperly sterilized surgical implements, resulting in serious infection for the patient
- Accidentally cutting or damaging veins, arteries, or organs near the surgical site
It can be heartbreaking for a parent to see that their newborn baby was injured during the birthing process, possibly in a way that will cause lifelong consequences. Additionally, if you as a mother were injured during the birthing process, possibly by losing an excess of blood, or your doctor failing to order a caesarian section (or C-section) in a timely manner, you may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of trying to care for an infant when you’re incapacitated. You deserve to be compensated for your expenses resulting from these errors, including compensation for the pain and suffering and possible emotional distress you’ve experienced.
Get Help from a Dedicated Biloxi Medical Malpractice Lawyer
For legal assistance with medical malpractice claims in Biloxi, along the Gulf Coast, and throughout Mississippi, contact Corban Gunn, attorney at law, at 228-222-5669.