Monthly Archives: May 2018

May 29, 2018

Mississippi Leads the Country in Distracted Driving Collisions

By |May 29th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

Distracted driving is dangerous; we all know this. There are billboards and radio ads warning against it. There is research and data that supports it. We have written about the dangers ourselves, and represented clients who have sustained horrific injuries as a result of it. Yet every day, people are dying as a result of distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,450 people were killed by distracted drivers in 2016. Distracted [...]

May 22, 2018

Medical Malpractice Claims for Hospital Infections

By |May 22nd, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Hospitals are supposed to be safe, but sometimes they pose dangers of their own. The possibility that a hospital patient may die due to an infection he or she developed at a medical facility is well known. These types of infections are called healthcare-associated infections (sometimes hospital-acquired infections). Hospitals should be prepared to: Identify the various types of infections patients might obtain while receiving any type of care including ER, surgical, or rehabilitative care. Identify [...]

May 15, 2018

Don’t Give Up if Your Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied

By |May 15th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

If you were injured in a workplace environment or acquired a job-related illness in Mississippi, you are most likely entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. In Mississippi, workers’ compensation operates in a no-fault system. Eligible injured workers are provided both wage replacement and medical treatment. Theoretically, obtaining approval of a workers’ comp claim should be simple and straightforward. However, far too often obstacles arise that cause either delay or denial of a claim. If you [...]

May 8, 2018

The Causes and Aftermath of a Catastrophic Amputation Injury

By |May 8th, 2018|Catastrophic Injury|0 Comments

Amputation involves the removal of a limb, whether through surgery, medical condition, or trauma. In certain cases a limb must be removed in order to mitigate disease or control pain. When a limb must be amputated due to a catastrophic incident involving another party’s negligence or recklessness, the victim likewise suffers a devastating loss. In such cases, the victim may have recourse to recover compensation for the injury and other damages involved. Common causes of [...]

May 1, 2018

Medical Malpractice in Mississippi: Understanding Your Options if You Have Been Injured

By |May 1st, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Medical professionals – including surgeons, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other hospital workers – have an obligation to provide the utmost quality care to medical patients. Failure to fulfill this obligation can leave patients in jeopardy and result in acts of medical malpractice or negligence. This requirement is given great priority in the medical community and is signified by the fact that medical professionals take the Hippocratic Oath – a promise to do no harm to [...]

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