You trust your medical professional to keep you safe and healthy. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. When a doctor or another medical care provider acts negligently, the patients who suffer injuries and financial harm may be able to recover compensation to cover their damages.
If this happened to you, a Gulfport medical malpractice attorney from the Morris Bart law office may be able to help. We provide free case reviews for victims of medical malpractice in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. We are available to talk to you today at no cost to your family.
Securing Compensation Based on Your Medical Malpractice Injuries in Gulfport
The compensation recoverable in a Gulfport medical malpractice case depends on the details of what happened and the damages the victim suffered. In general, patients harmed because of medical negligence can recover damages based on:
- Losses that occurred because of the incident
- Expenses they incurred and will incur as a result of the malpractice
- Injuries, illness, pain, and suffering
When a medical malpractice attorney from our team pursues damages for a client in one of these cases, we identify the damages they suffered and determine what an appropriate settlement will look like. The damages we document often include:
- Current and future treatment costs related to their injuries
- Additional care and support needs
- Wage losses and reduced ability to earn
- Miscellaneous expenses and losses
- Pain and suffering
Recoverable Damages for Families Who Lost a Loved One
We also represent families of loved ones who died due to medical malpractice. We may be able to recover compensation for surviving family members under Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-13. Recoverable damages could include:
- Financial losses suffered by the family
- Intangible damages suffered by individual family members
- Other expenses due to their loved one’s death, such as funeral expenses and loss of services
For a free legal consultation with a Medical Malpractice lawyer serving Gulfport, call (228) 357-9621
Was I a Victim of Medical Negligence?
Medical malpractice is a result of a practitioner’s negligence. When a medical professional or facility acts carelessly or recklessly, the patient often suffers harm as a result. Examples of violating the duty of care that providers owe to their patients include:
- Failure to diagnose a serious condition
- Missed diagnosis when most physicians would have identified the illness
- Surgical mistakes or anesthesia errors
- Missed or incorrect treatment
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries
It may be possible to build a medical malpractice claim against a:
- Licensed physician
- Long-term care facility
Not all medical errors will support a malpractice claim. They must violate the duty of care and cause the patient preventable harm. The best way to learn if you may have a viable case is to speak with the Morris Bart law office team for a free case assessment. Our attorneys will help you take the proper steps if you’re a victim of medical malpractice.
Proving Medical Malpractice Cases in Gulfport
When a medical malpractice attorney in Gulfport from our team handles a medical malpractice case, we need to show:
- The care provider had a duty to provide acceptable care and cause no additional harm
- They failed to do so, not offering the level of care most providers with their training and experience would
- The patient suffered additional injuries or advancing illness as a result
- There were financial losses in addition to their physical injuries
We know how to prove each of these factors and help our client develop a strong claim for compensation based on their case.
There Are Deadlines for Pursuing Compensation in a Medical Malpractice Case
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Mississippi is two years under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-36. Generally, this means you have two years from the date you discover the malpractice to begin a lawsuit against the doctor, hospital, or another liable party.
There are exceptions, however, and deadlines may vary based on the specifics of each case. We need to take action well in advance of the deadline to pursue damages for our clients.
Speaking with us as soon as possible after you discover your injuries will allow us to determine the deadlines based on the facts of your case. Your initial consultation is free.
Morris Bart, LTD, Secures Compensation for Victims of Medical Malpractice
Our firm has 15 offices in four states. We are a contingency-fee firm and represent clients who experienced medical malpractice in:
The Morris Bart law firm won 6,500 cases for our clients in 2019. You could be next. We will review your injuries for free and determine how our lawyers may be able to help you with your claim.
Our team provides complimentary consultations for people who believe they may have been victims of a negligent medical care provider. We will talk to you about what happened and the harm you suffered as a result.
We know how to build a case to prove medical malpractice, including identifying and working with experts to show what happened, how, and the effects it had on your current and future health. The experts we call in to support our client’s claims include:
- Doctors practicing in your area in similar fields to the one who caused your injuries
- Specialists and other medical experts
We also take other steps to develop a solid case to prove malpractice occurred, and that our client suffered injuries and financial losses as a result.. At the same time, we protect their rights to file a lawsuit if necessary and to seek a fair and just payout based on their damages.
Speak with a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Gulfport about Your Case for Free
The Morris Bart law office in Gulfport provides complimentary case reviews for victims of medical malpractice in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. We may be able to help you seek compensation for the injuries, losses, and other harm you suffered because of a negligent medical care provider.
Call our Gulfport medical malpractice lawyers today or fill out our online contact form for your free consultation with our team.
Questions?Call (228) 357-9621
to find a Morris Bart office near you.