Monthly Archives: August 2014

Cerebral Palsy Linked to Medical Malpractice

An estimated 764,000 children and adults have some form of the disorder known as Cerebral Palsy.  Each year, approximately 8,000 newborns and infants are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.  At least a portion of these cases can be attributed to errors and difficulties that occur during birth. Spastic Cerebral Palsy is the most common type of […]

Mississippi Bicycle Accident Law and Frequently Asked Questions

John Giddens and Baskin Jones appeared on the radio show In Legal Terms answering questions regarding bicycle accidents. Senior associate dean and associate professor of the school of law, University of Mississippi, Matthew R. Hall, participated in the discussion. TSome of the topics included answering basic questions about bicycles and the law here in Mississippi. […]

Breach of Trustee’s Fiduciary Duty in Mississippi

A fiduciary is either a person (such as the executor of an estate) or corporate entity (such as a bank), who has the authority and obligation to act for another through a relationship of trust and confidence. The trustee of a trust is considered a fiduciary due to the trustee’s duties and obligations to act […]

Personal Injury Attorney John Giddens Discusses Third Party Claims

Any serious injury or death to a loved one or family member, you should call Giddens law firm. Even if you believe it is a Worker’s Compensation matter, you should call us. We handle matters knows as third party liability cases. These are typically known as those that involve Workmen’s Compensation as a remedy, while […]

Mississippi Auto Accident Attorney Discusses Parking Lot Car Accidents

Recently, in Corinth, Mississippi, a teenager died from injuries suffered in a tragic car accident in a church parking lot earlier this month.  The teen was a passenger in an SUV that overturned in the parking lot of the Oakland Baptist Church on August 3, 2014, at about 10 p.m.  Police report that the driver […]

Giddens Law Firm Discusses QTIP Trust Cases in Mississippi

Many lawyers set up trusts, at Giddens Law Firm we litigate trust cases.  If you are a beneficiary of a trust that is being administered by a bank, you should know that the bank has certain fiduciary duties and obligations to you as a beneficiary.  At Giddens Law Firm we have handled complex trust litigation […]

Mississippi “Tort Reform”, Horrible Legislation Endangering Injured Mississippians and Their Families

According to the American Medical Association’s own statistics, the number of physicians in the United States has increased by forty (40%) percent since 1990. In 2004, Mississippi enacted tort reform, enacting a one size fits all approach, hardly fair to injured victims, taking away the jury as a way to decide what a victim’s pain […]

An Overview of the Most Common Mississippi Birth Injuries

Your child’s birth is one of the most exciting, memorable, and unforgettable moments of your life.  All parents hope for an uncomplicated and smooth delivery, but sadly, for some parents, medical complications occur.  Seven out of every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. will sustain some sort of birth injury.  Nearly 30,000 birth injuries occur […]