Lancaster | Taylor is a personal injury litigation firm with experience representing injured patients and their families in medical malpractice cases. Over the course of 50-plus years, our Winona medical malpractice lawyers have found that many medical mistakes and resulting injuries were preventable but for the carelessness of a health care provider, and have held medical professionals liable in these situations.
Types Of Medical Malpractice Claims
Doctors, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, clinics and hospitals owe their patients a duty to perform with the same degree of care and skill as a similarly situated medical provider in comparable circumstances. Failure to act in accordance with industry standards may constitute medical malpractice. Some of the most common examples of medical malpractice include:
- Surgery errors – Surgical mistakes may involve wrong site surgery, wrong patient surgery, the use of unsanitary surgical instruments, errors in administering anesthesia, or damage to organs surrounding the surgery location. A doctor’s general failure to exercise reasonable care may also result in a surgery injury.
- Birth injuries – A birth injury includes any trauma or injury sustained during the course of delivering a child. Some birth injuries are unavoidable, resulting from natural circumstances such as the baby’s size or position; other injuries may be related to miscalculations or mistakes made by those responsible for the care of mothers and babies during the birth process.
- Diagnostic errors – A diagnostic error occurs when the diagnosis of a condition is incorrect, missed or delayed. In some cases, equipment failures, miscommunication or other system-related problems can result in a diagnostic error. A wrong diagnosis may also occur if a doctor or clinician chooses an obvious diagnosis based on common symptoms, rather than exploring every potential cause of a condition.
- Medication errors – Medication errors include incidences in which the wrong medication is prescribed, the wrong medication is received, the wrong dosage is given of the correct medication, or when medication is given in the wrong form or at the wrong time. According to the Institute of Medicine study Preventing Medication Errors, an estimated 1.5 million Americans are harmed by medication errors each year.
There are very strict laws in Mississippi governing medical malpractice claims. For example in some cases plaintiffs may only have 12 months to file a claim, and there is a short time frame for providing advance notice of the intent to file a claim. Our personal injury attorney in Winona, Mississippi, understand how to prepare and litigate strong medical malpractice claims, so that our clients may receive the maximum amount of damages available to them under the law.
Talk To An Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer In Winona, Mississippi
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a health care provider’s negligence or mistake, please contact Lancaster | Taylor for a complimentary consultation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys in Jackson, Winona or Grenada, Mississippi. Call 662-548-3297 or contact us online.