2016 Mississippi Code
Title 11 - Civil Practice and Procedure
Chapter 1 - Practice and Procedure Provisions Common to Courts
§ 11-1-59. Damages in medical malpractice actions

MS Code § 11-1-59 (2016) What's This?

In any action at law against a licensed physician, osteopath, dentist, hospital, nurse, pharmacist, podiatrist, optometrist or chiropractor to recover damages based upon a professional negligence theory, the complaint or counterclaim shall not specify the amount of damages claimed, but shall only state that the damages claimed are within the jurisdictional limits of the court to which the pleadings are addressed and whether or not the amount of such damages is ten thousand dollars ($ 10,000.00) or more, or such other minimum amount as shall be necessary to invoke federal jurisdiction if the action is brought in federal court.

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