Medical Malpractice LawyerWood River, 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. We expect them to make the right decisions regarding our health and help us when we're sick. But what are we supposed to do or think when a doctor doesn't do what's best for our health? 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 Wood River with a proven track record of holding doctors accountable for the mistakes that make. 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're hurt, suffering, and you need help to correct the situation. Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Wood River 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 qualified, experienced and professional personal injury lawyers in Wood River, 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 Wood River

What is medical malpractice?

Medical Malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, or other medical professional acts negligently and fails to provide a standard of reasonable care, and the patient is then subsequently harmed by this negligent act. 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 - This step is important in the case because it validates that you were indeed 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 made decisions or actions that another doctor would not have given the same circumstances.
  3. The Doctor's negligence has to have injured you - The doctor's negligent actions must then lead to you being injured or further injured due to their mistakes. If no injury or harm occurred, you're case may not be legally viable.
  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 prove that the doctor's negligence led to a specific injury that you are suffering from your case can proceed.

If you need more information on medical negligence and medical malpractice, or if you need to speak with our medical malpractice lawyers in Wood River 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 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 Wood River, or if you would prefer to have a medical malpractice lawyer in Wood River do the filing for you, our medical malpractice attorneys in Wood River 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 Wood River - 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 for your life to radically change due to the mistakes 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 Wood River and we can make sure that you are given the legal guidance and care that you deserve. 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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