Readers who are familiar with previous posts on our blog know that there are many different ways that medical treatment can go wrong, potentially resulting in serious harm and a medical malpractice claim. From surgical errors and misdiagnosis of an illness or injury to anesthesia errors and other forms of negligence, the variety of things that could go wrong is almost enough to keep people away from doctors and hospitals altogether. But, that usually isn't an option, and as a result we are forced to place our faith in the doctors and other healthcare providers who treat us.
When workers in Mississippi are injured on the job and unable to earn an income, many different questions may cross their minds. How did the workplace accident happen? Who was responsible? Will I qualify for workers' compensation benefits? Is my injury severe enough to qualify for Social Security disability benefits?
Most of our readers in Mississippi know that there are quite a few birth injuries and complications that can be on the minds of expecting mothers and fathers. While most births result in healthy babies and healthy mothers, there are, unfortunately, many children who suffer problems due to the negligent care they receive as the result of a doctor error or hospital negligence. One all too common birth injury is Erb's palsy.
Many people have the unfortunate luck of suffering an injury or illness that is related to their employment. In most cases, the injured party will need some minor medical attention, and perhaps a bit of time off from work to recover. However, there are other, more serious cases where a work injury can be quite severe, keeping a worker from returning to the job for weeks or even months. As a result, the injured worker may choose to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits.