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Medical Malpractice in Mississippi

Whether you're visiting your physician for a routine physical or rushed to the emergency room because of an immediate health crisis, you trust that the doctor will be competent, diagnose any health issues and treat them effectively. When things go wrong, there can be drastic consequences. If you've been injured as a result of a doctor's mistake or misdiagnosis, then speak to a Mississippi medical malpractice attorney today. You may be able to get compensation for your injuries.

How Much Do Medical Malpractice Lawyers Cost?

If your savings are currently going toward paying your medical bills, you may be asking yourself, "Can I afford to hire a Mississippi medical malpractice lawyer?" In most cases, the answer is a resounding, "Yes!"

Medical malpractice attorneys—like all types of personal injury lawyers—usually charge their clients what's known as a contingency fee. When you hire a lawyer on contingency:

  • You pay nothing upon hiring the lawyer or while your medical malpractice claim is unresolved.
  • If your medical malpractice lawsuit is successful—meaning you are awarded money through a court judgment or settlement—then you'll pay your med mal attorney a percentage of any money you win. You'll also be responsible for reimbursing your attorney for any legal expenses incurred while preparing your case.
  • If your case is ultimately unsuccessful, you owe your lawyer nothing.

Hiring an attorney on contingency allows you to shift some of the risk for the case to your attorney. That's because your lawyer is fronting a lot of the costs—filing fees, expert witnesses, even his or her own salary—in hopes that the case will be successful. The downside? Because the attorney only gets paid if your case is a win, most Mississippi medical malpractice attorneys will only accept a client if there's a good chance of success. If you have trouble finding a lawyer to handle your case, it's a sign the case may be weak or worth little money.

Find & Hire a Mississippi Med Mal Attorney

In Mississippi, you have a limited period of time after your injury to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. For this reason, you can't delay and should speak to Mississippi medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible.

Let help you locate Mississippi med mal lawyers in your area. Call us at 877-913-7222 or complete the form on this page to get matched with a local attorney.