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Steps for Filing a Hospital Negligence Claim in Mississippi

Published on Jan 8, 2021 at 9:49 am in Medical Malpractice.

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When you go to the hospital, it’s because you need effective care that will treat or heal whatever is ailing you. While most times the doctors and other hospital staff are diligent with your care and ensure that they do their best to treat you, sometimes staff members can be negligent and lead to more harm than good.

If you’ve experienced hospital negligence, then you could use the help of a medical malpractice lawyer who can help you file a claim against the negligent party. At Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, we will support you through your case and fight to get you the compensation you deserve for the suffering you have endured.

The Increased Risk of Patients Developing Bedsores During COVID-19

Published on Dec 17, 2020 at 1:40 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When a patient is bound to their bed and cannot move, they are at risk of developing bedsores. Pressure sores and pressure ulcers are other words for bedsores, which are sores that form at the pressure points of the patient while lying on their bed for extended periods of time. They range from mild to severe and are ranked in severity by stages.

When a patient develops a stage 4 bedsore, they are at risk of infection and could even develop dead tissue. This is dangerous for regular patients, but especially in the time of COVID-19.

If your loved one is bedridden as well as suffers from other health conditions, they could be at a greater risk for a bedsore. If they develop one and get an infection, the outcome could be deadly. A medical malpractice lawyer from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC can help you get the justice you deserve for the negligent care of your loved one.

What You Need to Know About Signing a Waiver at a Hospital

Published on Aug 6, 2020 at 2:58 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Whether you’re heading to the doctor for an annual physical or you’re being admitted to undergo surgery, paperwork is involved. Sometimes, that paperwork is lengthy and often uses medical jargon that the average person doesn’t understand.

As a patient, it’s important to understand what your rights and obligations are when you enter into a medical facility. While that information should be explained to you clearly, that doesn’t always happen. In order to get a better idea of what all that paperwork means, let’s take a look at what you need to know about signing a waiver at a hospital.

What Does an Expert Witness Do in a Medical Malpractice Trial?

Published on Dec 5, 2019 at 12:21 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Medical malpractice is one of the most complex areas of personal injury litigation. If you’ve been injured as a result of a medical professional’s negligence, filing a claim can help you recover from your losses. Proving negligence and fault, however, is not an easy task. Medical terminology is confusing and without the proper breakdown, proving injury can seem impossible. When you work with a lawyer from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, we have the ability to bring an expert witness in to speak on your behalf and prove you were wronged. Let’s take a look at what an expert witness does in a medical malpractice trial.

What You Need to Know When Bringing a Case Against a Government Agency

Published on May 1, 2019 at 11:12 am in Medical Malpractice.

If you’ve been injured by a government agency, you can take legal action to hold the entity responsible, just like you can file a claim against any person or business. Taking action against a government agency, whether it be city, town, county, state, or federal, is a more complex matter. Claimants need to follow specific steps and abide by all deadlines.

In general, bringing a case against a government agency involves shorter time limits, strict notice requirements, and the possibility of immunity. There are a number of ways a person can be injured by a government employee or agency. If, for example, you were injured by a negligent physician while being treated at a federal hospital, you wouldn’t be dealing with a typical medical malpractice claim.

To build a strong case against a government agency and be awarded the compensation you deserve, it’s important to understand how suing an entity like that works and what factors could impact your claim.

A Brief History of Medical Malpractice in Mississippi

Published on Apr 3, 2019 at 11:53 am in Medical Malpractice.

Physicians and medicine have been mentioned in some of the earliest laws ever discovered by historians. Medical malpractice litigation spans back thousands of year. There’s even a Babylonian code dating back to 1794 BC that mentions the repercussions for medical mistakes and promoting the idea that doctors should face punishments if they wrongfully harm a patient.

In the United States, however, the first case came about in 1794 after a patient died during an operation. The victim’s husband brought the case forward and won because the physician did not operate as skillfully as promised. After that, there was a large increase in med mal claims and the American Medical Association was founded. The litigation process has been designed to promote extensive discovery and negotiations between the opposing parties to encourage a resolution without going to trial.

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