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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Antonia, Missouri

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Antonia, Missouri. If you or someone you care about were injured because a doctor did not provide you with the competent treatment that you were owed, call Burger Law right away at (573) 500-HURT or fill out our online form. Our medical malpractice lawyers always get the best possible compensation for the injured and vulnerable in Antonia and throughout Missouri.

You should not have to pay because a doctor, hospital or other medical professional in Antonia, MO broke the rules. When we seek medical attention, we do so believing that we are placing our well-being — and at times even our lives — in dependable hands. When doctors are negligent and you end up with even worse sickness or injuries as a consequence, trust in the accomplished and savvy Antonia, MO medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law to get you justice and great financial compensation. Not only are we understanding and devoted to our Antonia, MO clients, but we are more aggressive than the majority of law firms in filing litigation and not waiting around for the at-fault doctor to take accountability. Our medical malpractice lawyers want healthcare professionals and their insurance company to know that we are persistent and will not take anything but the best possible financial recovery. Negligent health care can have cataclysmic, life-long consequences, and in the worst circumstances can even lead to wrongful death.

In our 30 years of experience standing up to bullies and getting great results for the injured, we have won our clients over $175 million in verdicts and settlements. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a careless physician in Antonia, MO, call Burger Law's medical malpractice lawyers now at (573) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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Medical Malpractice Statistics | Antonia, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

A study by John Hopkins Medicine found that 10 percent of all deaths in the United States are because of medical error. Just one percent of physicians are responsible for nearly 33 percent of medical malpractice lawsuits. Too often, negligent doctors are allowed to keep practicing without any discipline. But when the state of Missouri does not want to hold liable doctors to blame, you can be sure the medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law will.

In Missouri, less than 33 percent of medical malpractice lawsuits end with the plaintiff recovering damages. Still, between 2009 and 2018 a full $631.11 million was recovered in medical malpractice claims. You need dedicated and veteran Missouri medical malpractice lawyers to ensure you are awarded the full compensation you are owed.

Who Your Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Antonia, MO Can Hold Liable in Your Claim

We frequently automatically think of doctors when we think of medical malpractice, there are many parties that may be guilty of medical negligence in your claim. The state of Missouri defines a “healthcare provider” as a

  • Physician
  • Hospital
  • Health maintenance organization
  • Ambulatory surgical center
  • Long-term care facility
  • Registered or licensed practical nurse
  • Optometrist
  • Podiatrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Chiropractor
  • Professional physical therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Physician-in-training, or
  • Any other person or entity who provides health care services under the authority of a license or certificate

Malpractice claims are typically intricate; it may not be clear straight away who was liable, or many people might be to blame. The dependable and savvy Antonia, MO medical malpractice lawyers at Burger Law will carry out a complete investigation into your injuries and make certain that each party that caused you harm is held responsible for their reckless behavior.

Examples of Medical Malpractice in Antonia, MO

Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare professional violates the standard of care, which is how most doctors in the same practice area and same geographic location would have addressed your health problems. Our Antonia, MO medical malpractice lawyers have seen that occur in many different ways:

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis

This is the most frequent reason for medical malpractice suits related to out-of-hospital care. More or Less 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed every year. Catching medical issues early on is significant in attaining the most favorable outcome for a patient. A misdiagnosis, or missing a diagnosis, can result in a delay to the treatment you desperately require to get better, or can lead to improper treatment that aggravates your illness or injury. Three-quarters of misdiagnoses are failing to diagnose some of the most life-threatening health conditions, for instance:

  • 37.8 percent for cancer
  • 22.8 percent for vascular events
  • 13.5 percent for infections

Surgical Errors

Surgical mistakes are the most common medical malpractice case when it comes to in-hospital treatment. There are a minimum of 4,000 surgical mistakes in the U.S. every year, and frighteningly, the most common example is performing surgery on the wrong organ. Other instances can include accidental incisions, anesthesia errors, foreign objects like instruments remaining inside the patient, infections or failure to address issues surface after the procedure.

Medication Errors

An estimated 7,000 to 9,000 people in the U.S. die every year due to medication errors. Examples can include not being aware of a patient's allergies, giving the wrong medication, giving the wrong dosage or failing to identify interactions with other drugs.

Medication errors can also include overprescribing medications. Studies show that overprescribing is a main contributor to the opioid crisis in the U.S.

Unnecessary Care

Unnecessary medical care costs an estimated $210 billion annually. John Hopkins Medicine asked 2,106 doctors and found that doctors themselves believe that 15 to 30 percent of medical care is unnecessary, including:

  • More than a fifth of prescription medications
  • 24.9 percent of medical tests
  • 11.1 percent of procedures
  • More than one-fifth of all medical care

Unneeded care can result in surgical errors, medication errors and overprescribed medication.

Birth Injuries

An estimated 6 to 8 out of a thousand children born in the United States experience a significant birth injury each year. Not correctly observing the baby throughout delivery, not correctly implementing birthing techniques or not diagnosing a health issue with the mother during pregnancy are all examples of medical malpractice that can result in long-term or lifelong consequences.

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act established a Bill of Rights for nursing home residents meant to protect and secure their physical, emotional and social health. When a nursing home institution or staff neglects those rights and your loved one is consequently hurt, the medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law will hold them responsible.

Failure to Inform or Lack of Consent

Everyone has a fundamental right to make decisions for ourselves. When a physician neglects to inform you of risks, or does not obtain your consent before a procedure, it is a serious breach of your rights.

At Burger Law, our Antonia, MO medical malpractice lawyers have seen it all. We know the catastrophic repercussions a healthcare professional's or institution's negligence can cause, and the exasperation and grief that comes with learning that your trust was betrayed. We hold careless doctors to blame and secure our Antonia, MO clients the full compensation they deserve and need to move on and be made whole again. Our medical malpractice lawyers also have considerable medical knowledge and will be able to determine exactly how your doctor violated the standard of care. Contact our medical malpractice lawyers in Antonia, MO immediately at (573) 500-HURT.

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How Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Missouri Can Help

Medical malpractice suits are infamously difficult to win. That is why you need exceptional medical malpractice lawyers that have the experience, knowledge, tenacity and prowess to win you the full financial recovery you know you are owed. When you hire us, our Missouri medical malpractice lawyers:

  • Get to work on your claim immediately
  • Connect you with trustworthy and competent doctors to finally get you the medical care you need
  • Perform a complete investigation, including procuring medical records, professional testimony and taking official statements from the defendant
  • Confer with our team of Antonia, MO medical experts to demonstrate standard of care in your case, show how the care you received was below standard and prove negligence
  • Offer empathetic, wise and trustworthy legal advice
  • Make sure you informed through the duration of your lawsuit so you are aware of what is going on and have all the information you need to make the best decision for your family
  • Oversee every legal aspect of your case so you can spend your energy on recovering
  • Converse with with economic experts to determine exactly how much your claim is worth
  • Negotiate with the insurance company to deliver you the best possible settlement offer
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury when the insurance company does not want to be fair in mediation

At Burger Law, we know that the average person in Antonia, MO does not have access to the resources and legal know-how to oppose the high-priced defense teams of doctors and large insurance companies. For that reason, our Antonia, MO medical malpractice lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. We charge no attorneys fees until we get you the great compensation you are owed. We have dedicated our careers to making sure that the injured and vulnerable in Antonia, MO have access to the highest standard of legal representation, one that matches and eclipses that of large insurance companies. Our medical malpractice lawyers always work to remove every barrier standing between you and justice.

What You Need in a Medical Malpractice Claim

Not every error committed by healthcare providers constitutes malpractice. In order to get a financial recovery for improper care in Antonia, MO, you must conclusively show four things. Your medical malpractice lawyers from Burger Law will help you demonstrate that:

  1. A doctor-patient relationship was determined. This amounts to proof that you hired the doctor and the doctor agreed to be hired. This is typically very easy to prove.
  2. The doctor or healthcare provider was negligent. You need to be able to prove that a capable doctor in the same field, in the same geographical location treating the same health condition, would not have committed the same error.
  3. The doctor’s negligence directly caused you harm. This is often hard to prove, as patients under a physician's care are normally already sick or injured.
  4. That the injury caused the patient harm that they need to be compensated for. This can include physical pain, impairment, additional medical bills, or loss of earning capacity.

In Missouri, you will also be required to provide an “Affidavit of Qualified Healthcare Worker,” within 90 days of filing your claim, following Missouri Revised Statute §538.225. This is a written opinion from a legally qualified healthcare provider that states that a) the doctor did not offer the care that a prudent healthcare provider would have under the same circumstances, and b) the failure caused the alleged harm. Our medical malpractice lawyers have a large network of experienced and qualified medical connections in Antonia and throughout Missouri who will help validate your claim.

What Compensation Can I Receive? | Antonia, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The compensation your medical malpractice lawyers will help you get generally falls into two categories: economic damages, which look to compensate you for the financial damages you have undergone owing to a physician's negligence; and noneconomic damages, which are meant to compensate for the less tangible ways in which your injuries have affected your life:

  • Economic damages include:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential if the medical negligence caused an impairment that does not allow you to conduct the duties of your job anymore
    • Medical expenses, for example:
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Further procedures
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or required upgrades to your home or vehicle
      • Future estimated medical expenses, such as further physical therapy or medication, or replacement costs for assistive devices
  • Noneconomic damages, which the state of Missouri defines as:
    • Pain and suffering
    • Mental anguish
    • Inconvenience
    • Physical impairment
    • Disfigurement
    • Loss of capacity to enjoy life
    • Loss of consortium

Burger Law's medical malpractice lawyers work around the clock until you get every penny that you deserve. We know that you can never really heal from some injuries, but we fight to make certain that you are made whole again.

Malpractice cases diverge from other personal injuries in Missouri in two important aspects. Your medical malpractice lawyers at Burger Law will help you understand damage caps and the statute of limitations in Missouri:

Damage Caps in Missouri Medical Malpractice Cases

In 2015, Missouri state legislature passed Senate Bill 239 in an attempt to lessen insurance premiums for physicians and hospitals. The bill set "damage caps" on how much compensation you can be awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuit in noneconomic damages. As of 2022, those caps are $450,098 for a "non-catastrophic injury" and $787,671 for a "catastrophic injury."

What is Catastrophic Injury? | Antonia, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The damage caps for catastrophic injuries are higher because they affect your ability to function in your daily life and to enjoy life. Your Burger Law malpractice lawyers will help you establish if your injury can be considered catastrophic. Senate Bill 239 states that catastrophic injuries are:

  • Quadriplegia, or loss of function in all four limbs
  • Paraplegia, or loss of function in your legs and lower body
  • Loss of two or more limbs
  • A brain injury resulting in permanent cognitive impairment that results in permanent inability to:
    • Make independent decisions
    • Perform basic daily tasks such as eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, transferring and walking
  • Irreversible failure of one or more major organ systems
  • Legal blindness in your "best eye"

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Antonia, MO?

If you or a loved one were hurt by a physician's substandard care in Antonia, MO, it is critical to reach out to medical malpractice lawyers straight away. While most personal injury claims have a time limit of five years in Missouri, medical malpractice claims only have a statute of limitations of two years, pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.105. That means that once you have been injured your medical malpractice lawyers only have two years to investigate your case and file suit. There are three noteworthy exceptions:

  1. If a foreign object was left inside of you after surgery, you have two years from the date you discovered the object, or should have discovered the object.
  2. If a doctor failed to inform you of test results, you have two years from the date you discovered or should have discovered that you were not informed. This does not include failure to inform of negligent or incorrect test results.
  3. If you or someone you care about was under 18 on the date of the substandard care, you have until they turn 20.

There is no time to delay. Call the Burger Law Antonia, MO medical malpractice lawyers immediately. We start working on your case at once and do not stop until you collect the best possible compensation . Waiting could bring complications to your claim and could make it tough for even the best medical malpractice lawyers to show the full consequences of your damages. Call Burger Law's Antonia, MO medical malpractice lawyers immediately at (573) 500-HURT.


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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Antonia, MO

No one deserves to have their life disrupted because a healthcare professional was negligent in their care. Burger Law's Antonia, MO medical malpractice lawyers comprise the highest- and most-reviewed law firm in the Midwest. We fight hard for our clients and work around the clock to get them the great results they need to move forward with their lives. Our medical malpractice lawyers have spent the last three decades fighting back against bullies and standing up for the "little guy." We will not let doctors, large hospitals abuse your vulnerability. Call Burger Law's Antonia, MO medical malpractice lawyers today at (573) 500-HURT or fill out our online form to start on your road to recovery.

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