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Mississippi Failure to Diagnose, Treat or Misdiagnose Medical Malpractice Attorney

Misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose or treat a medical condition can – and often does – result in severe and permanent injury – and/or death. Medical professionals are bound to abide by specific approved medical protocols. These medical protocols are standards that have been proven to result in consistently higher medical success rates. Medical malpractice/medical negligence occurs when a medical professional deviates from medically approved standards, as well as when an omission of an approved and required medical procedure occurs. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Failure to diagnose a medical condition
  • Failure to treat a medical condition, or
  • Misdiagnosing a medical condition

Ramifications of Failing to Diagnose, Treat or Misdiagnose:

When a medical professional fails to diagnose a medical condition in a patient, and that condition worsens and leads to additional bodily harm – and/or death – the situation has elevated on both medical and legal levels. Typical responses from healthcare providers may include the following:

  • Your physician or medical professional may dismiss the condition entirely, assuming that it’s just a by-product of worry, stress, etc. In other words, it’s just “in the patient’s head.”
  • The patient may be accused of being a hypochondriac, seeking attention
  • The patient may be diagnosed with a nonspecific illness and not treated or tested properly – if at all
  • Because of this, important medical tests may be avoided, incorrectly interpreted or simply ignored

In cases like these, medical negligence and/or medical malpractice have quite likely occurred. The patient’s condition may continue to worsen until ultimately an answer is found. And hopefully, not before the patient dies.

Damages Available for Failure to Diagnose, Treat or Misdiagnose:

Firstly, it is imperative to understand that a patient seeks professional advice, treatment and expertise from a licensed medical provider. The patient places their life in the healthcare provider’s hands. It is assumed that the provider will take the necessary steps to determine exactly what the medical problem is. If the patient’s condition is not properly diagnosed, not properly treated or misdiagnosed, medical negligence has occurred. At this point it certainly is advisable for the patient to seek a consultation with a medical malpractice/medical negligence attorney to discuss legal options and possible damages. In short, you are usually allowed to recover damages that were proximately caused by the defendant’s negligence and/or acts of omissions, which often includes the following compensation:

  • Past, present and future related medical expenses, treatment, rehabilitation and therapy
  • Past, present and future lost earnings and earnings potential
  • Mental and physical pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life compensation
  • When appropriate, punitive damages may be sought
  • Other damages – ask your attorney

Mississippi Medical Malpractice/Medical Negligence Law Firm Sessums Dallas PLLC – Accomplishments and Awards:

Sessums Dallas is one of Mississippi’s most respected and successful medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability law firms. In practice for more than 19 years, this has been proven time and time again by both Bobby Dallas and Brad Sessums being awarded the highly coveted Martindale Hubbell AV Preminent Rating – a perfect 5 out of 5 by their peers – “Lawyers at this firm meet very high criteria of general ethical standards and legal ability.” Additionally, since 1994, one or more of the attorneys at the firm have been selected for inclusion into The Best Lawyers in America – another highly coveted peer-review organization.

What Can Sessums Dallas PLLC Do For You?

There are absolutely no upfront legal fees and no legal fees whatsoever unless and until Sessums Dallas recovers a favorable settlement or award for you. Cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis, which means that the firm incurs all ongoing costs. You will receive individualized attention from the firm’s attorneys – you will not be handed off to another party. We will personally consult with you, we will return your emails and phone calls, and we will keep you abreast of the case. It is, after all, your case. Your attorney(s) will usually make an appropriate settlement request from all appropriate insurers and providers. If they do not tender a reasonable settlement offer, we have the option of mediation, renegotiation, or suing them in court. We do not back down. We are here to fight on your behalf. Our experience is enormous in that we have won many, many cases – multi-million dollar settlements, awards and judgments.

We serve clients in and around Jackson, Brandon, Clinton, Madison, Meridian, Tupelo, The Mississippi Gulf and all surrounding areas – and national cases as well. To schedule your complimentary case review, call Sessums Dallas PLLC at either 601-933-2040 or 800-270-6082. We are here to serve you.