In Mississippi, medical malpractice refers to an act or omission by a healthcare professional that deviates from the accepted standard of care and results in injury to the patient. If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, it is important to understand some of the mistakes that can hurt your claim.
Failing to act promptly
It is important to understand the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in your state. In Mississippi, the statute of limitations may be as short as one year. If you fail to act promptly, you may lose your right to file a claim.
Failing to get a medical assessment
It is important to have an independent medical evaluation to determine whether you got injured as a result of medical malpractice. The doctor who treated you may not be impartial, and it is important to have an objective evaluation.
Failing to keep good records
It is important to keep good records of your medical treatment, including all correspondence with your doctor. If you can demonstrate that you have been injured as a result of a medical error or malpractice, your records may be important evidence.
Failing to understand the process
The process of filing a medical malpractice claim can be complex, and it is important to understand all the steps involved. If you do not have a clear understanding of the process, you may make mistakes that can hurt your claim. From reporting the incident to the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure to filing a lawsuit, you need to know what to do and when to do it.
Many people make mistakes that can hurt their case and end up receiving much less compensation than they deserve.
If you have been injured as a result of a medical malpractice, you should consult with an experienced attorney who handles these specific types of cases.