Jackson, MS Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Medical Negligence Lawyers Serving Jackson and Surrounding Area
Have you suffered harm due to medical malpractice by a doctor, surgeon, dentist, or other health care provider? Are you suffering the consequences after literally placing your life in the hands of the wrong medical provider? If you are the victim of medical malpractice or if you have lost a loved one due to improper medical care, call our office today to discuss your right to pursue a medical malpractice claim under Mississippi law with a Jackson medical malpractice attorney. NST employs a skilled team of more than 30 personal injury attorneys and 100 support staff members who are available to assist you when you call. With more than 30 years of personal injury experience, our law firm has recovered more than $1.5 billion in compensation for injured parties and their families while providing compassionate legal representation.
Seeking Compensation for Injuries Caused by Medical Negligence
Physicians, dentists, optometrists, nurses, chiropractors, pharmacists, and other medical professionals in Hinds County can make mistakes. Many mistakes go unnoticed, most are easily corrected, but some can cause the patient to suffer serious injury or even wrongful death as a result. Generally, in order to establish negligence, you will need to show duty, breach, causation, and damages. Doctors and medical providers owe duties to their patients to provide proper care. That duty is breached when the conduct of the physician or other medical provider falls below the applicable standard of care. Next, causation is established if you can show that you were injured as a result of the breach of duty. Lastly, damages are the losses you incur as a result of your injuries.
If you can satisfy all of these elements, then you may be able to bring a medical malpractice claim against the health care provider and seek compensation for your injuries and losses, including your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. The injured party has the burden of proving that the medical provider committed medical malpractice and caused him or her harm. A medical expert is usually required to review the facts of the case and the medical records to determine if the standard of care has been breached. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, the medical malpractice attorneys at our Jackson office can evaluate your case. This process includes utilizing our resources to consult with experts, and take other steps to help you satisfy your legal burden of proof.
For injuries occurring in Mississippi, you generally have two years from the date of the negligent act or omission to pursue a medical malpractice claim. If you do not know about your injury immediately, such as in the case of a wrongful diagnosis, then you have two years from the date the injury was discovered, or when it reasonably should have been discovered. With strict time limits for bringing a medical malpractice claim in place, it is recommended to speak with a lawyer in Jackson as soon as you think a doctor or hospital has caused you harm.
Ample time and resources must go into a medical malpractice claim before suit is ever filed. Medical records must be obtained and reviewed, medical experts must be consulted, the lawsuit must be drafted, and certain notice requirements must be met before the lawsuit is filed in court. Our medical malpractice lawyers can help Jackson residents assert their legal rights while complying with statutory obligations.
Discuss Your Medical Malpractice Claim with a Jackson Attorney
If you have been wrongfully diagnosed, administered the wrong medication, had unnecessary surgery performed, or suffered from any other form medical negligence, contact Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We represent medical malpractice victims throughout the greater Jackson area, including Madison, Ridgeland, Pearl, Byram, Clinton, Raymond, and Richland. Call us toll-free now at 800-529-4004, complete our online form to set up a free consultation with one of our Jackson medical malpractice lawyers, or visit us online to learn about our other practice areas. NST is the way to go.