Medical Malpractice LawyerMount Vernon, IL

We trust doctors to make the right decisions regarding our health. When they violate that trust, they should pay.


We rely upon doctors when we're sick or injured. 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 we do when a doctor hurts us? If they botch a surgery and hurt us even more, 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 Mount Vernon with a proven record of holding doctors responsible for the negligent, dangerous, and damaging actions. 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, after seeing the doctor, you are worse off and you need help. Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Mount Vernon can fight for your rights, your recovery, and ensure that the doctor, hospital, or health provider fully pays for their mistakes.

If you need help with a medical malpractice claim, and you want to be respected and have your case pursued by personal injury lawyers in Mount Vernon, 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 Mount Vernon

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 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:

  1. A Doctor-Patient relationship has to be established - This is the first step in a medical malpractice case and you have to be able to prove that you were a patient under their care.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 doctor's negligence didn't harm you, you may not be able to pursue a case against them.
  4. The Doctor's negligence and your injury led to specific damages - For any type of personal injury claim to work, you must have been damaged in some way, whether it is medically or financially. 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 need more information on medical negligence and medical malpractice, or if you need to speak with our medical malpractice lawyers in Mount Vernon 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 needs to be a deviation or change from the normal standard of care, and this change has to have caused harm to the patient. This change in medical procedure, lack of diagnoses, or botched surgery has to have caused further damages. 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 Mount Vernon, or if you would prefer to have a medical malpractice lawyer in Mount Vernon do the filing for you, our medical malpractice attorneys in Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon - Call Now

A doctor or hospital harmed you, and now you need to pursue a medical malpractice case. You didn't want your life and your career to be thrown into disarray because of the negligent and reckless action 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 Mount Vernon and we can make sure that your life, health, care, and compensation are protected and fought for. 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.

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