Medical Malpractice Lawyer

St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyer

 

Missouri Medical Negligence Attorneys

It’s the job of members of the medical professional to do thier best to relieve pain and treat patients. However, thousands of people are injured every year in Missouri, and throughout the United States due to mistakes and negligence of doctors, nurses, and various other hospital staff.

We understand that medical errors occur and people are injured or killed due to medical mistakes and that health care professionals have taken an oath to provide a proper standard of care to their patients. Our St. Louis medical malpractice lawyers experience in personal injury and medical malpractice has helped our clients and their families obtain fair settlements.

Experienced St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Hospital malpractice, nurse malpractice, and doctor malpractice includes:

  • Emergency room errors
  • Infections
  • Misdiagnosis of illness
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Birth injuries and defects
  • Pharmacy errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Postoperative care errors
  • Nursing home abuse
  • St. Louis Medical Malpractice FAQs

 

 

 

1. What is ‘Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice/medical negligence occurs when a health care provider causes injury or death when treating a patient and the care they provide falls below the accepted ‘standard of care’. Medical malpractice includes:

  • Misreading test results
  • Failing to properly diagnose
  • Failing to promptly respond to symptoms
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors

 

 

 

2. What to do if I suspect that malpractice?

Call an experienced St. Louis medical malpractice lawyer. You may also request a copy of your medical records to have them on hand for the attorney to review. Remember to write down events as they occur so they are fresh in your mind.

3. Is a misdiagnoses considered malpractice?

Not always. Remember that not all medical mistakes are considered to “fall below the standard of care” and do not qualify as medical malpractice. Let the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at The Klenofsky Law Firm review your case to assist in making the determination as to whether you have a medical malpractice suit.

4. What is the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit?

The statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Missouri is relatively short. The time period varies for people who are 18 and minors. We recommend that you contact an experienced medical malpractice law firm as soon as you suspect that medical negligence has occurred.

5. How do I find out if my doctor has been sued before for medical malpractice?

You can attempt to look up a physician’s legal history on CaseNet in Missouri. You can also attempt to perform a search on the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts. Here you can see if any disciplinary action have been taken against a physicians’ medical license.

6. How will my medical malpractice settlement be valued?

The facts of each case will be different, therefore, settlement amounts of each case are vaired. Missouri has a law which limits the pain and suffering aspect of a Missouri medical malpractice case. However, Missouri does not limit the amount of past or future medical bills and lost wages. Of course, other factors will affect the value of a medical malpractice case as well.

Schedule a Free Medical Malpractice Consultation

Our Missouri Personal Injury offices are conveniently located at 1717 Park Avenue.St. Louis, MO 63104. Call us today at (314) 658-9500 for a FREE consultation. You may also send us an E-mail using the contact form provided on this website.