When some people in Mississippi think of Social Security, they think of the retirement funds that are taken out of every paycheck. But, when people become disabled, either through injury or illness, and aren't able to work anymore, there is another Social Security program the may apply for altogether -- Social Security Disability. These funds are there for those who qualify and who are short of their retirement age. However, our readers may not know that there is yet another program that is administered by the Social Security Administration -- Supplemental Security Income.
Many of our readers in Mississippi have probably seen news reports that pop up from time to time detailing some sort of abuse or neglect in a nursing home. These reports, sadly, seem all too common, and in many instances the focus of the reports is on criminal action that is being taken against the responsible parties -- the individuals employed by the nursing home who actually committed the acts in question. But, could a nursing home injury be caused by medical malpractice?
Americans put a great deal of faith and trust in medical professionals at our nation's hospitals, dental offices and other health care facilities. However, it is undeniable that there are far too many instances of medical malpractice in our country. It seems like nearly every day there is a news story about a person's surgery going wrong, a misdiagnosis that cost a family a loved one or some type of hospital negligence that left a patient in a worsened medical condition. At some point, those in Mississippi affected by these mistakes are likely to think: What are some important steps in a medical malpractice lawsuit?