Southaven & Hernando Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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As a patient, you place a measure of trust in your physician’s hands. Whether you were injured during a surgical procedure or if you or a loved one was injured because of a doctor’s negligence, you probably have many questions. Among these questions, you want to know if you have any legal options.

Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman offers experienced and attentive legal help to people who have been harmed by medical malpractice. Our Southaven malpractice attorneys help families throughout Olive Branch, Horn Lake, and all of North Mississippi that are experiencing pain and loss due to the negligence of a medical provider.

To schedule your free initial consultation, call us 662-222-0597 or you can also contact us online.

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

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.

What Damages Can You Recover for Medical Malpractice in Mississippi?

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.

Unlike other personal injury claims however, some states place a limit, or cap, on the amount of damages claimants can recover in medical malpractice cases. In Mississippi, there is a $500,000 cap on non-economic damages. Have questions? Contact our firm today to discuss your case.

We Understand the Complexities of Medical Malpractice Claims

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. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of patients and surviving family members affected by:

  • 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
  • Misdiagnosis
Don’t Wait to Get Help: Contact our DeSoto County Medical Malpractice Attorney

Suffering at the hands of a medical profession can be a life changing experience. The legal team at Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman understands how difficult of an experience this can be. This is why our firm is committed to fighting for your best interest, every step of the way. Back by decades of experience you can trust your case is in good hands. Don’t wait to get help with your case, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.

Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman helps those who are victims of medical malpractice throughout Northern Mississippi including the cities of Southaven and Hernando as well as the counties of DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, and Tunica.