Medical Malpractice LawyerSt. Louis and Illinois
You trusted a doctor or health physician, and now you’re hurting even worse. We can help.
We trust that doctors know what’s best for us. They’re supposed to provide us with a plan of action to stay healthy or inform us when we have a life-threatening disease. But what can we do when a doctor gives us bad information? What are we to do when they make a grievous mistake during surgery? What options do we have to hold the doctors accountable? When you or a family member has been harmed by a medical provider’s action or lack of action, you need a medical malpractice lawyer on your case to protect you and obtain the recovery you deserve.
Burger Law is an aggressive and dedicated Personal Injury Law Firm in St. Louis with an exceptional record of success in fighting negligent doctors and hospitals. You trusted that the doctor had your health and well-being at the top of their concerns, but through their negligence, they only made it worse. Now you need help to make it right. Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in St. Louis can help you get the care and compensation you deserve, and can also make sure that the doctor is held fully liable for their mistakes that have harmed you. Hire one of our experienced law professionals as your medical malpractice lawyer today.
If you need help with a medical malpractice claim, and you want to make sure that your case is taken seriously and pursued by professional personal injury lawyers in St. Louis, call or contact our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don’t charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your medical malpractice lawsuit.
Medical Malpractice Lawyer St. Louis – Recent Success
With any type of legal claim, results matter. You want to know that your giving your case to the best possible lawyer, and the they’re going to fight hard to make sure you get 100% of the recovery and compensation you deserve. A Medical Malpractice Lawyer saying they’re the best is one thing, a lawyer with client testimonials and results that can prove it is another. Here are several of our most recent victories as well as client testimonials:
- $200,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement
- Doctor Negligence leads to Settlement
- $1,000,000 Sepsis Settlement
- $900,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement
- Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Claim
You think that a doctor committed medical malpractice in your care. What now?
Here is a quick video explaining whether or not you have a medical malpractice case:
For your case to constitute medical malpractice there are several acts that the doctor, hospital, or health professional had to have made for it to be a legal medical malpractice case. Here are several examples:
- A Doctor-Patient relationship has to be established – The only way you can bring a case against a doctor or health professional is if you were actually a patient under their care.
- The Doctor must have acted negligently in regards to your care – For the case to continue, the doctor must have acted negligently and acted in ways that another doctor of similar training would not have.
- The Doctor’s negligence has to have injured you – The doctor’s actions must lead to you being further injured. If the doctors negligence didn’t cause you any injuries, you’re case will be difficult to win.
- The Doctor’s negligence and your injury led to specific damages – You must have sustained damages relating to the actions of the doctor, hospital, or health professional. If you can verify that your damages do indeed stem from the negligent actions of the doctor or hospital, your case has legal bearing and can continue.
If you have any questions about these steps, what other factors can be used to expose medical negligence and medical malpractice, or if you need to speak with our medical malpractice lawyers in St. Louis now, feel free to call our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don’t charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your medical malpractice lawsuit.
Burger Law is a Medical Malpractice Law Firm that has helped hundreds of victims of medical malpractice recover from a complete range of medical malpractice cases involving negligent doctors, hospitals, nurses, nursing homes and other medical providers. If you’re looking for a medical malpractice lawyer in St Louis, or in any other area of Missouri or Illinois, Burger Law has the experience, knowledge, and success rates to help you win your medical malpractice case.
St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyers
When the negligence of a doctor or hospital harms you or a loved one, it is imperative to hold them responsible with the help of a St. Louis medical malpractice lawyer. Gary Burger and his associates, the Burger Law firm, have been able to successfully recover compensation for hundreds of victims involved in a complete range of medical malpractice cases involving negligent doctors, hospitals, nurses, nursing homes and other medical providers. If you’re looking for a medical malpractice lawyer in St Louis, or in any other area of Missouri or Illinois, our St. Louis injury attorneys have the experience, knowledge, and success rates to help you fight your medical malpractice case.
We understand the pain and suffering that can occur with a medical malpractice case. In addition to handling the aftermath of what went wrong, mounting medical bills often become a major cause of concern and stress. We are aggressive in our approach and treat every case as if it will go to trial. We offer free consultations. If you cannot come to one of our offices, we can travel to your home to meet with you. Time is of the essence in medical malpractice cases. Call our experienced and compassionate attorneys at Burger Law today to learn more.
Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to prove, especially without the help of a skilled medical malpractice attorney. Your personal injury attorney should have the experience and expertise necessary to prove the following circumstances. To have a legitimate medical malpractice case, you must meet all requirements.
- The medical provider violated a standard of care. Our laws and our society require that medical professionals adhere to medical standards that qualify as acceptable care. Each patient has the right to demand and expect to be cared for by doctors, nurses, and other medical staff in a way consistent with these medical standards. Violations could include treatment that puts the patient in more harm, failing to administer treatment and procedures that would have helped the patient, misdiagnosing, and other mistakes in providing medical care.
- Negligence caused the victim injury. It is not enough that the medical provider made a mistake that violated the standard of care. To have a valid medical malpractice case, the patient must have been harmed as a result of such negligent acts. The patient is required to prove that it was the negligence of the medical provider, not any other reason, that caused them harm and that the harm would not have occurred if the medical provider had not committed said negligence.
- The injury resulted in significant damages. Medical malpractice cases are expensive, drawn-out ordeals. The patient must show that the injury they sustained at the hands of their medical provider caused them substantial damages, which could include permanent or temporary disability, loss of income, pain and suffering, relationship losses, medical and other bills, and more.
To prove medical negligence and significant harm and to win your medical malpractice case, it takes a personal injury law firm and a skilled and experienced medical malpractice attorney to know what to look for, how to present it, and successfully carry it out. To choose your lawyer, look into their previous case results, client testimonials, credentials, and speak to them directly.
Medical Malpractice Lawyer St. Louis, MO
Can I sue if the doctor makes an error in my surgery?
Missouri Statute 516.105 dictates the limitations and actions you can take in Medical Malpractice Claim in Missouri. If you or someone you love has been treated negligently by a doctor, you do have rights to recover the damages and harm that you were put through. Doctors should always make the best decisions regarding your health, and they should only advise you if they have the knowledge in that field of medicine. When a doctor acts outside of their scope or performs a surgery or medical procedure without providing the due care of skills required for that surgery, then errors can happen.
- Burger Law has recovered for clients injured by a large variety of medical malpractices including physician negligence, nurse errors, nurse aid mistakes, failure to diagnose cancer, infection and other maladies, surgery errors and diagnostic errors.
- Our medical malpractice attorneys are highly experienced in claims against internists, emergency room physicians, and specialists such as radiologists, obstetricians, and eye doctors.
- Burger Law has represented medical malpractice victims with injuries including brain trauma, eye injuries, infection, surgery errors, heart or vein conditions, and many others that lead to permanent injury and even death.
Medical negligence can cause significant damages, including those for disability, loss of income, financial harm, further medical care, and pain and suffering. The seasoned medical malpractice lawyers at Burger Law can help you get the recovery you deserve. There are short time limitations to pursue a medical malpractice case of two years. Don’t settle for less! Get on the road to recovery by contacting the top St. Louis medical malpractice lawyers at Burger Law at (314) 542-2222 or completing our online contact form.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice
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