At Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman, we have extensive knowledge of medical malpractice claims. With over 100 years of combined experience, our accomplished trial attorneys know how to obtain results for our injured clients. We regularly work with a network of board-certified doctors and other medical experts to review and build effective cases. When it has been determined that the doctor breached the standard of care, we move forward to pursue fair compensation for your losses.
Additionally, our firm has ample understanding of medical malpractice laws in both Mississippi and Tennessee. We are confident in our abilities and confident that we can give you the attention you deserve. We are prepared and willing to take your case to trial to ensure maximum compensation for your losses.
Since injuries inflicted through medical malpractice are not always discovered right away, the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice claim works a little bit different than other personal injury claims. According to Mississippi Code Annotated section 15-1-36, you have two years from the date you sustained your injury or the date you either discovered, or reasonably should have discovered your injury to file a claim.
If you did not discover your injury right away, you may have to provide proof of this fact. There is an overarching time limit of seven years from the date of injury to file a claim, not matter when you discovered your injury. The statute of limitations is a complex area of medical malpractice law with additional exceptions that may affect your case. Call our firm today to learn more about how this law may affect your case.
Injury victims who have suffered at the hands of medical malpractice have the option to pursue all three types of damages available in general personal injury claims. These types of damages are:
- Economic damages
- Non-economic damages
- Punitive damages
Economic damages compensate for financial losses associate with an injury and non-economic damages compensate for abstract losses such as pain and suffering. Punitive damages differ from economic and non-economic as their main purpose is to punish the negligent party instead pf compensate the injured party.
- Failures to diagnose cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and other serious medical conditions
- Surgical errors including post-surgical infections, retained surgical instruments, wrong-site surgery, and anesthesia errors
- Emergency room errors
- Medication errors, including wrong prescription, improper administration, and incorrect dosing by a doctor, pharmacist, nurse, or other caregivers
- Birth injuries