Medical Malpractice LawyerKirkwood, MO
We trust doctors to make the right decisions regarding our health. When they violate that trust, they should pay.
We trust that doctors know what's best for us. We expect them to make the right decisions regarding our health and help us when we're sick. But we do when a doctor hurts us? If a doctor misses a critical diagnoses, what are we suppose to do? What options do we have to hold the doctors accountable?
Burger Law is an aggressive and dedicated Personal Injury Law Firm in Kirkwood with an exceptional record of success in fighting negligent doctors and hospitals. You went to the doctor seeking help, and they made it worse with either their missed diagnoses or bad medical choices that led to further complications. Now you're hurt, suffering, and you need help to correct the situation. Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Kirkwood 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.
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 Kirkwood, 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 Kirkwood
What is medical malpractice?
Medical Malpractice can happen when a doctor, healthcare professional, hospital, or other health service center acts in a negligent way or neglects to provide a standard of reasonable care, and this action leads to the patient being injured. This can happen in the form of errors in diagnoses, missed diagnosis, error in treatments, errors in after care or errors in health management.
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 factors or acts that must have occurred for the case to be a legal medical malpractice case. Here are several examples:
- A Doctor-Patient relationship has to be established - This step is important in the case because it validates that you were indeed 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 made decisions or actions that another doctor would not have given the same circumstances.
- The Doctor's negligence has to have injured you - The doctor's negligence, whether it was a missed diagnosis or a botched surgery must lead directly to your injury or 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 - For the case to be legally viable, you must have sustained damages directly relating to the doctors actions. 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 or concerns regarding the collection of evidence, or if you have more general questions about medical negligence and medical malpractice, or if you need to speak with our medical malpractice lawyers in Kirkwood 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.
I've proven that my doctor has committed Medical Malpractice against me. What now?
With Medical Malpractice proven, you now need to file a Medical Malpractice Claim.
Here is a quick video detailing how to file a medical malpractice claim:
Filing a medical malpractice claim is similar to filing a personal injury claim. In both Illinois and Missouri, before a case can be filed against a doctor or hospital a letter from another doctor is needed. This letter needs to state that party that provided medical care did so negligently or carelessly, and that the medical choice or mistake the doctor made would not have been made by another doctor with similar experience and training. So what does this mean? There has to be a deviation from the standard of care, and the deviation has to have caused harm to the patient. This deviation from the normal standard of care has to have caused further damages or injuries. If no damages resulted from the deviation, there is not a strong case for medical malpractice.
When it’s time to file the lawsuit, you have to name the doctor, hospital or practician in the lawsuit, and you will also need a certificate or a letter signed by another doctor that there was negligence involved in the care you received, and that the negligence caused you harm. From this point, a medical malpractice case can proceed.
If you have any questions regarding where you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Kirkwood, or if you would prefer to have a medical malpractice lawyer in Kirkwood do the filing for you, our medical malpractice attorneys in Kirkwood can help you and make sure that your claim is taken seriously. To learn more about our firm, our medical malpractice lawsuit methods, or to see if you have a medical malpractice case, 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.
Medical Malpractice Lawyer Kirkwood - Call Now
You're hurt because of the negligence of a doctor, and you need a team that will aggressively pursue your medical malpractice case. You didn't ask to be hurt, you didn't ask to lose work and wages and you didn't ask for your health to get worse at the hands of a doctor. You deserve qualified and experienced legal care and our team can give that to you.
Burger Law is an experienced, dedicated, and aggressive Medical Malpractice Law Firm in Kirkwood and we can make sure that your concerns and needs are taken seriously. If you've been hurt, you deserve legal compensation. 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.