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Jackson Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Patients should be able to trust their doctors and healthcare providers. However, far too often the negligence of medical professionals leads to injury or death of a patient. If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi as soon as possible. Our Jackson medical malpractice attorneys can assist you in pursuing a claim for damages.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our Jackson medical malpractice lawyers have over a decade of experience representing people who have been injured by the negligent acts of others.
  • We focus solely on personal injury law – It is all we do.
  • We limit our caseload to ensure that every client we represent receives the attention they deserve.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay us any money until we secure compensation for you.

Why You Need a Jackson Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice claims are complicated cases involving complex medical and legal issues. Depending on the healthcare facility, different time constraints apply as to when you must file a lawsuit.  Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers can help you navigate the legal system. We have the knowledge, legal skill and resources necessary to pursue your medical malpractice case.  In order to pursue a medical malpractice claim, you must be able to prove that the medical professional:

  • Owed you a duty of care;
  • Breached that duty of care; and
  • Violated the standard of care.

We can assist you with evaluating your injury, determining the responsible parties and assessing the full extent of your damages. We can negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf and seek the compensation you deserve at trial, if necessary.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Not all mistakes made by healthcare providers are considered medical malpractice. To have a reasonable chance of winning, you must establish that the medical provider breached the applicable standard of care. Certain actions of our healthcare providers are “self-evident” practices, such as reading charts properly, diagnosing and treating common diseases and administering correct dosages of medications.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Common examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Performing surgery on the wrong site or on the wrong patient
  • Misdiagnosis resulting in worsened condition, injury or death
  • Failure to diagnose heart attack, stroke, appendicitis or other conditions
  • Delayed or incorrect cancer diagnosis
  • Medication errors, including wrong type, wrong dosage and incorrect method of administration
  • Surgical errors, such as removing the wrong organ or leaving an instrument behind in the patient
  • Medical errors that cause birth injuries or complications
  • Medical errors that cause brain injuries
  • Plastic surgery errors resulting in disfigurement or death
  • Craniotomy, neurosurgery and tumor removal errors

Contact our Jackson birth injury attorneys if a birth injury was caused by the negligence of a medical professional.

Medical Malpractice Statistics

As reported in the Diederich Healthcare 2018 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis, $3,925,073,250 in medical malpractice claims was paid out in 2017, representing a 2.34% increase from 2016. Percentages of this staggering sum, classified by severity of outcome, were paid out for:

  • Death: 30%
  • Major permanent injury – 20%
  • Significant permanent injury: 18%
  • Quadriplegic, brain damage, lifelong care: 12%
  • Minor permanent injury: 8%
  • Major temporary injury: 7%
  • Other: 5%

Types of Medical Malpractice Claims Paid

Classified by type of malpractice, the following percentages of the nearly $4 billion sum were paid out for medical malpractice in the areas of:

  • Diagnosis – 34%
  • Surgery – 22%
  • Treatment – 19%
  • Obstetrics – 9%
  • Medication – 5%
  • Monitoring – 5%
  • Other – 6%

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Jackson, MS

At The Penton Law Group, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi, we believe that negligent healthcare providers should be held accountable for the harm they cause. Call our Jackson personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation if you or your loved one has been injured by medical malpractice.