Many people consider hospitals and major medical centers breeding grounds for infections; a place where superbugs flourish just waiting to claim their victims. In particular, medical treatment requiring invasive surgery can enhance the risk of infection to patients. On the other hand, our homes and workplaces are generally supposed to be free from this type of acute health danger. One particular type of hospital acquired infection that is highly dangerous and life-threatening is sepsis. According [...]
The Mississippi State Department of Health tells us that the mortality rate in MS was 82 out of 10,000 – higher than the national average of 62 out of 10,000 – based on data accessed in 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent data, however, doesn’t paint a much rosier picture. We lead the nation in heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and kidney disease, and fall right behind our neighbors to the east when [...]
Eligible workers who are injured on the job may receive workers’ compensation benefits during the time they cannot work. The employer’s insurance company also pays their medical bills – hospitals, doctors, therapists, medications, and other medical costs. Mississippi workers are eligible for these payments, without the need to prove fault, if their injuries are due to a workplace accident, or if the employers were injured in the course of their job duties for some reason. [...]
What Are the Requirements for Bringing a Medical Malpractice Claim against the Veterans Administration?
Our military personnel have the right to expect that the medical treatment they receive will be just as competent as the care civilians receive in private hospitals. When the VA hospitals, doctors, and medical staff make mistakes that cost veterans their lives or cause physical harm, the victims have the right to file medical malpractice claims against the wrongdoers. The laws and procedures for bringing malpractice claims against the VA differ, though, from the way [...]