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In recent years, many of Mississippi’s hospitals and doctor’s clinics have merged, forming large corporate entities that are a far cry from the dedicated health care providers of yesteryear. No wonder patients are treated like subjects instead of people and, when something goes wrong, are often ignored.
Morgan & Morgan is the antithesis of that corporate attitude. Our law firm works for the people, not the powerful. If a hospital, physician, specialist, dentist, or other health care facility or professional causes you injury due to negligence, we demand compensation. Our Jackson medical malpractice lawyers deliver experienced, caring, effective representation that helps you recover.
Our reputation is based not just on respect for our clients, but our success in getting them the help they need. Morgan & Morgan has helped get their Jackson clients settlements worth millions of dollars, and they may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve too. So we can learn more, get your free consultation today.
Elements of a Medical Malpractice Claim
Not all injuries are the result of a doctor’s error, and not all doctors’ errors result in injuries. To prevail on a medical malpractice claim, you must prove all these elements:
- The doctor owed you a duty of care
- The doctor breached the duty to you
- The breach injured you
- The breach was the proximate cause of your damages
Integral to a determination of breach of duty is whether the doctor acted as a similarly located professional would have acted. The doctor is thus judged by the standards of their profession. During our investigation, our attorneys carefully construct an argument to prove each element and back up our assertions with compelling evidence.
Recovering Damages Under “Tort Reform”
Mississippi’s Tort Reform Act was signed into law in 2004. This misnomer claims to protect doctors from frivolous lawsuits. In reality, the law caps the amount of non-economic damages available to seriously injured patients at $500,000. Our lawyers consider this cap while calculating damages. We pursue the maximum economic damages possible and argue for the correct damages categorization so you get what you are entitled to.
Bringing a Medical Mistakes Claim
Whether you have a medical malpractice claim depends upon your individual facts. We urge you to evaluate your rights as soon as possible. In most cases, you have only two years from the date the doctor made a mistake to file a lawsuit. You may waive your rights if you fail to sue by expiration of the medical malpractice statute of limitation, so it is critical to consult with a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. You put your health in your doctor’s hands. If your doctor made a mistake that injured you, you have the right to compensation.
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Morgan & Morgan helps injured Jackson patients recover. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys are ready to discuss your rights and options for recovery. Schedule a free case evaluation today.