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A trip to the hospital or other medical facility is rarely fun, but when you receive treatment from a healthcare provider that falls below the standard of reasonable and expected care, and you suffer an injury as a result, you may be able to take legal action.

Instances of negligence in the medical field are referred to as medical malpractice and may offer an opportunity for an injured patient to recover fair compensation for his or her medical expenses, lost wages, emotional trauma, and much more – from the responsible party.

At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we are passionate about holding negligent doctors, surgeons, nurses, and medical facilities accountable for their negligent and wrongful conduct. These are complicated and technical cases, but we have the knowledge and resources to build clear, strong cases on behalf of injured patients. We serve injured patients in Jackson and across Mississippi.

To find out how we can help you, call (601) 265-6869 or contact us online. There’s no charge for your initial consultation, and if we take on your case, you pay nothing unless we win!

What Are Some Examples of Medical Malpractice?

The broad definition of medical malpractice is any failure to provide standard care in the diagnosis or treatment of a patient. It can take on many specific forms and may involve various professionals or organizations within the medical industry.

Our Jackson medical malpractice lawyers take on cases involving:

  • Birth injuries and cerebral palsy
  • Failure to diagnose illnesses and injuries
  • Allergic reactions to prescribed drugs
  • Surgical errors and negligence
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Dental errors and malpractice
  • Emergency room mistakes
  • Nursing malpractice

Medical Standard of Care

In any medical malpractice case, the medical standard of care must have been breached by the doctor or healthcare professional. By the medical standard of care, this means the level of care that would reasonably be expected in this particular situation from a physician or healthcare professional with a similar level of training and experience. Common examples of medical malpractice cases involve a surgeon operating on a wrong body part, a nurse dispensing the wrong type of medication, or a doctor failing to diagnose a condition such as cancer or other disease that another doctor would have discovered under similar circumstances.

Expert Testimony

Since medical malpractice suits that appear to be open and shut are not necessarily always won by the plaintiff, it’s critical to have expert testimony on your side in these cases. This begins by the patient consulting with doctors who have expertise in the area relevant to the patient’s health issue, where the doctor examines medical records and other information pertaining to the case.

Along with this, they may also speak with other doctors to get their opinions, and in some instances speak with other healthcare professionals who worked on the patient’s case. If the doctor believes malpractice happened, they report their findings to the patient, and in most cases the patient then hires the services of an experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney, such as the law firm of ‘Maggio and Thompson.

Lack of Informed Consent

While most people believe all medical malpractice suits involve procedures that result in physical harm to a patient, there are other cases that are quite different. One of the most common involves medical malpractice suits brought due to what is known as a lack of informed consent, meaning the doctor failed to obtain the person’s consent prior to administering treatment.

For example, if a doctor recommends surgery to a patient but fails to disclose the procedure carries a high risk of heart failure, they could be held liable for malpractice. This would apply even if another doctor recommended the same surgery, but the difference would be that the other doctor provided full disclosure of the potential risks. While proving medical malpractice may be difficult in some situations, it’s crucial that anyone who believes this may have happened to them consult experts in the medical and legal fields who can help them make the best decisions.

We Help Injured Patients across Mississippi

In order to better understand your case, we need to identify who was involved, where the malpractice occurred, and why. In many cases, more than one individual is responsible. We will take a hands-on approach to find answers to these questions and will keep you involved every step of the way.

If we take on your medical malpractice case, we promise to:

  • Carefully and thoroughly review your medical records
  • Consult with experts to build a strong foundation for your case
  • Investigate the scene, medical records, and witnesses

Medical malpractice is something that no one should have to endure. When it occurs, you need attorneys who will be in your corner. Our Jackson medical malpractice attorneys at ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP are committed to you and committed to your case.

Call (601) 265-6869 today to schedule your free consultation. We’re ready to listen!

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  • Wrongful Death Auto Settlement $500,000
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    $215,000 settlement after the previous lawyer recommended settlement for $10,000

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