Healthcare professionals are required by law to perform their job duties - whether as a physician, nurse or hospital employee – in conformity with well-established medical standards and accepted protocols. When a medical professional fails to provide healthcare services which applicable standards of care and injury occurs as a result, medical malpractice (or medical negligence) has occurred. Improper care and treatment may occur in a variety of settings (e.g., a clinic, a doctor’s office, an emergency room (“ER”), a hospital, etc.), and may involve a variety of careless acts (e.g., failure to diagnose and treat, mistakes in surgery and anesthesia, prescription errors, ER errors, etc.). These types of cases often involve complex scientific issues, and a full understanding of the medical records and relevant research is key to a successful outcome. At the Law Office of Randolph C. Wood our experience and credentials make us uniquely qualified to represent clients who need a
Medical malpractice lawsuits are subject to strict laws in Mississippi. The statute of limitations, or the amount of time you have to bring a claim, depends largely on the kind of claim you are making. For instance, the law recognizes that patients don’t always know when a doctor has failed to make a proper diagnosis. This is why, for some claims, the clock begins to tick the moment the injury is discovered. With birth injuries, or children under age 6, parents have until the child’s 6th birthday to make a claim. When a victim dies due to an act of medical malpractice by a private healthcare provider, the family generally has two years in order to assert a claim.
Victims and families must follow proper procedures for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Failure to do so could lead to a denied claim or delays. Victims need to show that a doctor failed to provide a proper standard of care, which requires the consultation of expert witnesses and medical experts. If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to an act of medical malpractice, consider speaking to one of our lawyers. Our medical malpractice lawyers can assist you and your loved ones with navigating the complicated legal processes associated with seeking and obtaining a recovery.
Medical malpractice laws can hold doctors, hospitals, and other medical professionals accountable when they make deadly or dangerous errors. However, asserting your rights can be complicated and stressful. At the Law Office of Randolph C. Wood, we are
who are committed to helping families receive compensation when doctors fail to perform the duties they owe to their patients. Our firm will stand beside you every step of the way to help you realize the best possible outcome for your case.
Fortunately, acts of medical malpractice are, for the most part, rare. Many doctors offer their patients high-quality medical services. Yet, when doctors make mistakes, their errors can have dire consequences for patients and their families. At the Law Office of Randolph C. Wood, we believe in helping victims and families get the justice and compensation they may deserve. If you believe you have been hurt due to a medical error or act of medical malpractice, contact us today.