Medical Malpractice LawyerPortageville, MO

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


We place our health and well being in the hands of doctors. They're tasked with helping us when we're sick and making sure that we get the care and medical attention we need. But what are we supposed to do when a doctor doesn't act in our best interests? If a doctor makes a terrible call regarding our health, what can we do? What options do we have to hold the doctors accountable?

Burger Law is an aggressive and dedicated Personal Injury Law Firm in Portageville with a proven record of holding doctors responsible for the negligent, dangerous, and damaging actions. You relied on the doctor to care for your ailments, but they made a terrible decision and now you are suffering from the consequences. Now you're hurt, suffering, and you need help to correct the situation. Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Portageville 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 Portageville, 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 Portageville

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 a few different acts that must have taken place for the case to qualify as legal medical malpractice case. Here are several examples:

  1. 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.
  2. The Doctor must have acted negligently in regards to your care - For the case to proceed further, the doctor must have acted negligently and made errors in your care that another doctor 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 - 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 need more information on medical negligence and medical malpractice, or if you need to speak with our medical malpractice lawyers in Portageville 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 a doctor with the same specialism or training would not have made the error. 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 you're ready to pursue the case legally, you have to file a letter and name the hospital, doctor, or health professional, and you have to include another letter from another doctor stating that the doctor who saw to your care acted negligently and their actions caused the harm you are now suffering from. From this point, a medical malpractice case can proceed.

If you have any questions regarding where you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Portageville, or if you would prefer to have a medical malpractice lawyer in Portageville do the filing for you, our medical malpractice attorneys in Portageville 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 Portageville - Call Now

You're suffering from medical malpractice, and you need someone who will take your case seriously. You didn't ask for your life to radically change due to the mistakes of a doctor. You deserve to have an aggressive and talented legal team fight for you.

Burger Law is an experienced, dedicated, and aggressive Medical Malpractice Law Firm in Portageville 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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