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Hattiesburg, Mississippi Medical Malpractice Lawyers

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At Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A., we go to any length to ensure that our clients obtain compensation after being harmed due to the negligence of others.

Trust our Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Hattiesburg, MS to Get the Compensation You Deserve

At Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A., we stop at nothing to ensure that our clients obtain justice and legal help after being injured due to the carelessness of others. If you seek representation for a potential medical malpractice case in Hattiesburg, do not hesitate to contact Richard Schwartz & Associates. Whether you were injured because a medical professional failed to diagnose a condition promptly or because of a surgical error, our law firm has the skill, resources, and proven trial skills to help you obtain the compensation and justice you are due.

What is Medical Malpractice and Negligence?

It is essential first to understand what medical malpractice and negligence are. Professional negligence on the part of a healthcare provider resulting in treatment that falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community, causing injury or death to a patient, is known as medical malpractice.

When you visit a hospital or medical facility, you expect the medical staff members who assist you to have the training and abilities to deliver a certain level of care. Because any errors they make might result in significant harm or even death, medical personnel must be skilled and professional. 

In addition, if a medical facility or doctor engages in a doctor-patient relationship with either you or your loved one, you are putting your trust in them. When that trust is broken, irreparable harm can be done.

We handle all types of medical malpractice cases stemming from:

  • Diagnostic errors
  • Prescription drug errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Improper Treatment

Diagnostic Errors

One of the most common forms of medical malpractice involves diagnostic errors. Examples of diagnostic errors include failing to diagnose a medical condition, delayed diagnoses, or incorrectly diagnosing a condition. For example, when a patient is not correctly diagnosed or not diagnosed in a timely manner, a disease that may have been easily treatable in its early stages will have time to worsen to a point where it is much more challenging to treat. Sadly, this commonly happens with cancer diagnoses, which can be fatal.

If you or a loved one has been injured because your doctor failed to diagnose you promptly, you may have a valid personal injury case.

Prescription Drug Errors

Another common type of medical malpractice our attorneys handle is prescription drug errors. Warnings and instructions for taking prescription drugs are included on the packaging for a reason. When a pharmacy or medical professional does not follow these instructions, it can result in severe injury or even death to the patient.

Some examples of prescription drug errors include:

  • Filling the wrong medication
  • Filling the wrong dosage
  • Administering the wrong medication or dosage
  • Not correctly monitoring a patient for adverse reactions to a medication

Anesthesia and Surgical Errors

Anesthesia and surgical errors are other types of medical malpractice our firm handles. When a patient undergoes surgery, they trust the surgeon and anesthesiologist to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety. But, unfortunately, things can go wrong during surgery that result in serious injuries or even death.

Examples of anesthesia errors are waking up during surgery, paralysis, and heart attacks. Surgical errors can range from performing an incorrect surgical procedure to surgical instruments not being sterile. You or a loved one shouldn’t have to suffer due to someone else’s negligence or mistake.

Improper Treatment

Are you wondering if you have a case due to improper treatment? That answer depends on many factors. If you think you might have a case or received improper medical care, the best thing to do is speak with one of our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys. We offer free initial consultations, and we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.

What are the Types of Injuries that Can Result from Medical Malpractice and Negligence?

The type of injury that can result from medical malpractice or negligence will depend on your case’s specific facts and circumstances. Some common injuries that we have seen in our injured clients include:

  • Cognitive impairments
  • Brain damage
  • Paralysis
  • Organ damage
  • Infections
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of limbs
  • Wrongful death

If you have lost a family member due to medical malpractice or negligence, you might be feeling overwhelmed, confused, and even angry. While we understand that nothing can bring back your loved one, our experienced and compassionate wrongful death attorneys will fight to get you the justice and compensation you are entitled to receive.

Potential Problems of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

It can be expensive and challenging to pursue a medical malpractice claim due to several reasons, such as:

Wage Loss & Medical Bills

You will likely have to miss work while you recover, leading to wage loss and increased medical bills.

Insurance Issues

The negligent party’s insurance company will often try to lowball you or outright deny your claim.

Expert Testimony

To prove medical malpractice, you will likely need the assistance of an expert. Their services are often cost-prohibitive for individuals putting a case together independently.

Worry & Stress

Pursuing a medical malpractice claim can be a long and stressful process. Not to mention that it’s essential to know the administrative legal issues and roadblocks. At Richard Schwartz, our attorneys handle everything for you, including:

  • Filing a claim with the correct court
  • Proving that malpractice occurred
  • Establishing causation between the malpractice and your injuries
  • Obtaining sufficient evidence to support your claim
  • Ensuring that you have not waived your right to file a claim

Our Hattiesburg, MS medical malpractice lawyers will stop at nothing to ensure that you obtain the justice and compensation you are entitled to. If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice or negligence, do not hesitate to contact Richard Schwartz & Associates today and let us help you receive the just compensation you deserve.

What is the Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice in Mississippi?

Mississippi law states that plaintiffs have only two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking compensation for their losses. If you’ve been injured, do not delay getting legal counsel. Each day you wait could be the last day you have to take legal action or forfeit your right to seek compensation for good.

What You Need to Prove Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Claim in Hattiesburg

To prove negligence in a medical malpractice claim in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, you will need to show that the health care provider owed you a duty of care, breached that duty by failing to provide the standard of care that a similarly situated health care provider would have provided under similar circumstances, and as a result of that breach, you suffered an injury.

What is the Standard of Care in Mississippi Medical Malpractice Cases?

The standard of care is defined as the level of care that a reasonably prudent health care provider would have provided under similar circumstances. In other words, it’s what another doctor in the same specialty, practicing in the same geographic area and with a similar number of years of experience, would have done in the same or similar circumstances.

Let Our Hattiesburg Medical Malpractice Lawyers Help Today

There are numerous elements to consider in a medical malpractice case, and the assistance of a legal expert can be beneficial. From filing claims to negotiating settlements, our attorneys will be at your side every step of the way. If you or a loved one has injuries due to medical malpractice or negligence in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, do not hesitate to contact Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A. today to schedule a FREE consul

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Common Car Accident Questions

In most instances, you have three years to resolve the claim or file a lawsuit to protect the statute for injuries after a car accident in Mississippi. However, there are some exceptions where you only have one (1) year to resolve your claim or file suit, so you need to contact an experienced personal injury law firm to help you as soon as possible. The clock starts ticking on the date the accident occurs.

Don’t wait to get started on your case; you will lose your right to recover compensation once the statute of limitations runs out. Your case will most likely be dismissed if you attempt to bring a lawsuit against a liable party after the statutory deadline.

In most instances, you have three years to resolve the claim or file a lawsuit to protect the statute for injuries after a car accident in Mississippi. However, there are some exceptions where you only have one (1) year to resolve your claim or file suit, so you need to contact an experienced personal injury law firm to help you as soon as possible. The clock starts ticking on the date the accident occurs.

Don’t wait to get started on your case; you will lose your right to recover compensation once the statute of limitations runs out. Your case will most likely be dismissed if you attempt to bring a lawsuit against a liable party after the statutory deadline.

In most instances, you have three years to resolve the claim or file a lawsuit to protect the statute for injuries after a car accident in Mississippi. However, there are some exceptions where you only have one (1) year to resolve your claim or file suit, so you need to contact an experienced personal injury law firm to help you as soon as possible. The clock starts ticking on the date the accident occurs.

Don’t wait to get started on your case; you will lose your right to recover compensation once the statute of limitations runs out. Your case will most likely be dismissed if you attempt to bring a lawsuit against a liable party after the statutory deadline.

In most instances, you have three years to resolve the claim or file a lawsuit to protect the statute for injuries after a car accident in Mississippi. However, there are some exceptions where you only have one (1) year to resolve your claim or file suit, so you need to contact an experienced personal injury law firm to help you as soon as possible. The clock starts ticking on the date the accident occurs.

Don’t wait to get started on your case; you will lose your right to recover compensation once the statute of limitations runs out. Your case will most likely be dismissed if you attempt to bring a lawsuit against a liable party after the statutory deadline.

In most instances, you have three years to resolve the claim or file a lawsuit to protect the statute for injuries after a car accident in Mississippi. However, there are some exceptions where you only have one (1) year to resolve your claim or file suit, so you need to contact an experienced personal injury law firm to help you as soon as possible. The clock starts ticking on the date the accident occurs.

Don’t wait to get started on your case; you will lose your right to recover compensation once the statute of limitations runs out. Your case will most likely be dismissed if you attempt to bring a lawsuit against a liable party after the statutory deadline.

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