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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Cass County, Missouri

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Cass County, Missouri. If you or a loved one were harmed because a doctor did not give you the competent treatment that you deserved, call Burger Law right away at (573) 500-HURT or complete our online form. Our medical malpractice lawyers always get the best possible financial recoveries for the injured in Cass County and throughout Missouri.

You should not have to pay because a doctor, medical institution or other medical professional in Cass County, MO gave you substandard care. When we seek medical treatment, we do so believing that we are placing our well-being — and at times even our lives — in capable hands. When doctors are negligent , leaving you with even worse sickness or injuries as a result, trust in the seasoned and talented Cass County, MO medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law to win you justice and a full financial recovery. Not only are we compassionate and dedicated to the injured in Cass County, MO, but we are more aggressive than the majority of law firms in filing lawsuits and not waiting around for the at-fault doctor to take accountability. Our medical malpractice lawyers want medical professionals and their insurance company to understand that we are serious and will not take anything but the best possible compensation. Negligent health care can have horrible, permanent repercussions, and in the most tragic cases can even result in wrongful death.

In our 30 years of experience standing up to bullies and getting great results for our clients, we have secured our clients over $175 million in verdicts and settlements. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a thoughtless doctor in Cass County, MO, get in touch with Burger Law's medical malpractice lawyers today at (573) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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Medical Malpractice Statistics | Cass County, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

A study by John Hopkins Medicine found that 10 percent of all deaths in the United States are due to medical error. Just one percent of doctors account for almost a third of medical malpractice claims. Too often, negligent doctors are allowed to continue practicing without any ramifications. But when the state of Missouri does not want to hold at-fault doctors to blame, you can be certain the medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law will.

In Missouri, less than 33 percent of medical malpractice lawsuits end with the plaintiff being awarded damages. Still, between 2009 and 2018 a full $631.11 million was recovered in medical malpractice cases. You need dedicated and veteran Missouri medical malpractice lawyers to make sure you get the best possible financial recovery you are owed.

Who Your Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Cass County, MO Can Hold To Blame in Your Claim

We usually immediately 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 lawsuits are often intricate; it may not be immediately clear who was to blame, or many people could be at fault. The trusted and talented Cass County, MO medical malpractice lawyers at Burger Law will conduct a full investigation into your case and make sure that each party that caused you harm is held accountable for their careless behavior.

Examples of Medical Malpractice in Cass County, MO

Medical negligence transpires when a healthcare professional violates the standard of care, which is how a competent doctor in the same field and same geographic location would have addressed your health issue. Our Cass County, MO medical malpractice lawyers have seen that occur in a variety of ways:

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis

This is the most frequent reason for medical malpractice claims that occur in outpatient care. More or Less 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed each year. Diagnosing medical problems early on is key in getting the best possible outcome for a patient. A misdiagnosis, or failing to diagnose, can cause a delay to the care you desperately require to become healthier, or can result in improper care that compounds your illness or injury. Three-quarters of misdiagnoses are failing to diagnose some of the most life-threatening health conditions, for example:

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

Surgical Errors

Surgical errors are the most frequent medical malpractice case related to inpatient care. There are at least 4,000 surgical errors nationwide every year, and frighteningly, the most common instance is operating on the wrong organ. Other examples can include accidental cuts, anesthesia mistakes, foreign objects like scissors remaining inside the patient, infections or failure to treat complications emerge after the surgery.

Medication Errors

An estimated 7,000 to 9,000 people nationwide die every year because of medication errors. Examples can include not knowing a patient's allergies, giving an incorrect medication, giving the wrong dosage or neglecting to recognize interactions with other drugs.

Medication errors can also include overprescribing medications. Studies have found that overprescribing is a principal factor in the opioid crisis in the United States.

Unnecessary Care

Unnecessary medical care costs about $210 billion each year. John Hopkins Medicine surveyed 2,106 physicians and discovered that physicians themselves think that 15 to 30 percent of medical care is unnecessary, including:

  • Over a fifth of prescription medications
  • Almost a quarter of medical tests
  • 11.1 percent of procedures
  • 20.6 percent of medical care in general

Unnecessary treatment can result in surgical errors, medication errors and overprescribed medication.

Birth Injuries

An estimated 6 to 8 out of 1,000 children born in the United States suffer a serious birth injury Annually. Not correctly monitoring the baby throughout birth, not appropriately using birthing procedures or not identifying a health condition of the mother during pregnancy are all instances of medical malpractice that can lead to long-term or permanent health issues.

Nursing Home Negligence

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act created a Bill of Rights for nursing home residents meant to safeguard and guarantee their physical, emotional and social well-being. When a nursing home or its staff does not respect those rights and the person you care about is consequently hurt, the medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law will hold them liable.

Failure to Inform or Lack of Consent

Everyone has an innate right to make decisions for ourselves. When a medical institution neglects to inform you of risks, or does not acquire your consent before treatment, it is an appalling violation of your rights.

At Burger Law, our Cass County, MO medical malpractice lawyers have seen it all. We know the terrible repercussions a healthcare professional's or institution's negligence can cause, and the exasperation and grief that comes with learning that your trust was broken. We hold negligent doctors liable and deliver our Cass County, MO clients the great financial recovery they are owed and that they need to move on and fully recover. Our medical malpractice lawyers also have considerable medical comprehension and will be able to pinpoint how your doctor violated the standard of care. Contact our medical malpractice lawyers in Cass County, MO straight away at (573) 500-HURT.

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How Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Missouri Can Help

Medical malpractice suits are notably difficult to win. That is why you need exceptional medical malpractice lawyers that have the experience, knowledge, determination and prowess to win you the maximum compensation you know you deserve. When you hire us, our Missouri medical malpractice lawyers:

  • Get started on your case at once
  • Connect you with honest and capable physicians to finally get you the medical attention you deserve
  • Conduct a complete investigation, including procuring medical records, expert testimony and taking official statements from the defendant
  • Converse with our network of Cass County, MO medical experts to establish standard of care in your case, demonstrate how the treatment you were provided with was below standard and prove negligence
  • Offer empathetic, informed and straightforward legal guidance
  • Make sure you informed throughout your suit so you are aware of what is going on and know everything you need to make the best decision for your family
  • Oversee every legal aspect of your case so you can focus on recovering
  • Work alongside with economic experts to precisely value your damages
  • Negotiate with the insurance adjusters to secure you a full 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 Cass County, MO does not have the resources and legal knowledge to fight the expensive defense teams of doctors and large hospitals. For that reason, our Cass County, MO medical malpractice lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. We charge no attorneys fees until we get you the maximum financial recovery you deserve. We have committed our careers to making sure that the injured and vulnerable in Cass County, MO have access to the highest form of legal advocacy, one that matches and eclipses that of large hospitals. Our medical malpractice lawyers always work to eliminate every hindrance standing between you and justice.

Basic Requirements for a Medical Malpractice Claim

Not every mistake committed by medical professional constitutes malpractice. In order to collect compensation for improper treatment in Cass County, MO, you must demonstrate four things. Your medical malpractice lawyers from Burger Law will help you prove that:

  1. A doctor-patient relationship was determined. This means proof that you hired the doctor and the doctor agreed to be hired. This is generally not difficult to prove.
  2. The doctor or healthcare provider was negligent. You need to be able to demonstrate that a competent healthcare professional in the same practice area, in the same geographical location treating the same medical issue, would not have committed the same mistake.
  3. The doctor’s breach of the standard of care directly caused you injured. This can often be difficult to prove, as patients under a physician's care are usually already sick or injured.
  4. That the injury caused the patient damages. This can include physical pain, impairment, additional medical expenses, or loss of future earning potential.

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 a healthcare professional in the same field that states that a) the doctor did not give you the care that a careful healthcare provider would have in the same situation, and b) the negligence caused the alleged harm. Our medical malpractice lawyers have a wealth of accomplished and qualified medical connections in Cass County and throughout Missouri who will help verify your claim.

What Compensation Can I Collect? | Cass County, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The compensation your medical malpractice lawyers will help you receive usually falls into two categories: economic damages, which look to compensate you for the monetary damages you have sustained due to a doctor's substandard care; and noneconomic damages, which seek to compensate for the less tangible ways in which your injuries have impacted your life:

  • Economic damages include:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity if the medical negligence led to an impairment that does not permit you to perform the duties of your job anymore
    • Medical expenses, including:
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Further procedures
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary improvements 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 nickel that you deserve. We know that some injuries are impossible to fully recover from, but we fight to make certain that you are made whole again.

Malpractice cases vary from other personal injuries in Missouri in two key manners. 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 put into law Senate Bill 239 in an effort to lower insurance premiums for physicians and hospitals. The bill enforces "damage caps" on how much compensation you can recover 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? | Cass County, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The limits for catastrophic injuries are greater because they affect your ability to perform daily tasks and to find enjoyment in life. Your Burger Law malpractice lawyers will help you establish if your injury can be seen as catastrophic. Senate Bill 239 defines catastrophic injuries as:

  • 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 Cass County, MO?

If you or someone you love were harmed by a physician's substandard care in Cass County, MO, it is imperative to call medical malpractice lawyers at once. While most personal injury cases have a time limit of five years in Missouri, medical malpractice claims only have a statute of limitations of two years, according 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 notable 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 your loved one was under 18 at the time of the negligent, you have until they turn 20.

Do not delay. Reach out to the Burger Law Cass County, MO medical malpractice lawyers straight away. We get to work on your case at once and do not stop until you recover the best possible compensation . Delaying could create complications your claim and could make it tough for even the best medical malpractice lawyers to demonstrate the full extent of your damages. Call Burger Law's Cass County, MO medical malpractice lawyers today at (573) 500-HURT.


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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Cass County, MO

No one deserves to have their life turned upside down because a doctor gave them substandard care. Burger Law's Cass County, MO medical malpractice lawyers comprise the highest- and most-reviewed law firm in the Region. We fight hard for our clients and work relentlessly to get them the great results they need to recover. Our medical malpractice lawyers have spent the last 30 years fighting back against bullies and standing up for the "little guy." We will not let physicians, large hospitals abuse your vulnerability. Call Burger Law's Cass County, 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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