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Mississippi Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Step by step guidance for seeking compensation from negligent medical providers in Mississippi, including Biloxi, Gulfport, Harrison County, Jackson County, and Hancock County

Verdicts & Settlements

Van Cleave Law has helped clients recover tens of millions of dollars through verdicts, judgments and confidential settlements, including the following examples:

$10 Million

Confidential Settlement on behalf of widow and two children

$9 Million

Confidential Settlement for insurance agents whose principal wrongfully refused to defend them.

$2.4 Million

Judgment on behalf of widow whose husband’s life insurance company wrongfully denied life insurance

Medical Malpractice: Pursuing
Justice and Compensation

A recent report released by the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence reveals a public health emergency; 371,000 patients in the United States die, and another 424,000 are permanently disabled as a result of medical errors, Even more Americans suffer non-fatal or permanently disabling injuries.
When medical malpractice does occur, Mississippi medical malpractice lawyers move swiftly to provide victims with award-winning representation and personalized counsel. Van Cleave Law recognizes your need for recovery, and we work tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. 
With 25+ years of experience serving our community in the pursuit of justice, Mr. Christopher Van Cleave has a well-earned reputation for getting results on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and throughout the State of Mississippi.
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    How Van Cleave Law’s Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

    If you or your loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, you do not have unlimited time to file a lawsuit. For community hospitals, the statute of limitations is only one year, and for private hospitals, the statute of limitations is two years, making it important to contact a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.
    A medical malpractice lawyer in Mississippi, including Biloxi, Gulfport, and Pascagoula, would help with the following:
    1. Establishing the existence of a doctor-patient relationship with the defendant
    2. Gathering the right experts to determine whether the defendant acted negligently
    3. Proving that the negligence caused actual harm
    4. Demonstrating that the defendant deviated from the standard of care
    5. Working with a qualified medical expert to explain the facts and standards to a jury 
    According to Mississippi Code Annotated §11-1-58, a plaintiff cannot file a complaint in court alleging medical malpractice unless that complaint includes an affidavit from his or her attorney that they have consulted with an expert and there is a good faith basis to bring the claim.

    Available Compensation for Physician Negligence

    Recoverable losses for medical malpractice cases in Mississippi are divided into two categories.

    Economic damages

    including the costs of additional medical care, future medical needs, and any lost wages or other out-of-pocket expenditures related to the professional misconduct.

    Non-economic damages

    including pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring and disfigurement.

    The Mississippi Legislature passed a law that puts an arbitrary cap for noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases in Mississippi at $500,000. Therefore, if a jury finds the doctor or hospital liable for medical malpractice, the maximum amount of compensation you can receive for pain and suffering and other forms of non-economic damages is $500,000. This cap does not apply to past medical expenses, future medical bills, lost wages or reimbursement for any limitations on your ability to earn a living because of the medical mistake.

    Common Types of Medical Malpractice
    Cases in Mississippi

    Injuries resulting from medical malpractice can range from mild to fatal and include birth injuries, wrongful deaths and emergency medical errors. Our medical malpractice team has experience navigating cases including but not limited to:

    Surgical errors

    Such as careless pre- or postoperative planning or errors made in the operating room that can cause a patient undue pain, injury, distress, and even death.

    Misdiagnosis/failure to diagnosis

    Encompasses instances where patients suffer due to an inaccurate, delayed, or completely missed diagnosis, leading to injuries and complications.

    Medication errors

    While prescribing, dosing, or administering drugs or combining drugs that produce dangerous interactions

    Failure to monitor

    By physicians who fail to monitor the condition or recovery of a patient

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