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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Crawford County, Missouri

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Crawford County, Missouri. If you or a loved one were hurt because a healthcare professional did not provide you with the proper 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 financial recoveries for the injured and vulnerable in Crawford County and throughout Missouri.

You should not have to pay because a doctor, hospital or other healthcare professional in Crawford County, MO did not respect your health. When we seek medical treatment, we do so under the assumption that we are placing our well-being — and occasionally even our lives — in proficient hands. When doctors are negligent , leaving you with even worse illnesses or harm as a consequence, trust in the seasoned and talented Crawford County, MO medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law to get you justice and full financial compensation. Not only are we understanding and dedicated to our Crawford County, MO clients, but we are more aggressive than most law firms in filing lawsuits and not waiting around for the at-fault doctor to take accountability. Our medical malpractice lawyers want healthcare professionals and their insurance company to understand that we are driven and will not take anything but the best possible compensation. Negligent health care can have horrible, permanent consequences, and in the worst circumstances can even cause wrongful death.

In our three decades of experience fighting back against bullies and getting great results for our clients, we have gotten our clients over $175 million in verdicts and settlements. If you or a family member has been harmed by a careless physician in Crawford County, MO, get in touch with Burger Law's medical malpractice lawyers straight away at (573) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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Medical Malpractice Statistics | Crawford County, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Data from John Hopkins Medicine found that 10 percent of all deaths in the U.S. are due to medical error. Just one percent of physicians are responsible for about 33 percent of medical malpractice cases. Too often, negligent doctors are permitted to keep practicing without any discipline. But when the state of Missouri does not want to hold liable doctors responsible, you can be certain the medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law will.

In Missouri, less than a third of medical malpractice claims end with the plaintiff being awarded damages. Still, between 2009 and 2018 a full $631.11 million was awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits. You need committed and accomplished Missouri medical malpractice lawyers to make certain you collect the best possible compensation you are owed.

Who Your Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Crawford County, MO Can Hold Responsible in Your Case

We often immediately think of doctors when we think of medical malpractice, there are many people or institutions 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 often complicated; it may not be clear right away who was to blame, or many people may be at fault. The dependable and knowledgeable Crawford County, MO medical malpractice lawyers at Burger Law will carry out a complete investigation into your claim and make certain that each party that caused you harm is held accountable for their negligent actions.

Examples of Medical Malpractice in Crawford County, MO

Medical negligence takes place when a healthcare professional disobeys the standard of care, which is how a competent doctor in the same practice area and same geographic location would have addressed your health issue. Our Crawford County, MO medical malpractice lawyers have seen that take place in a variety of ways:

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis

This is the most frequent reason for medical malpractice cases that occur in out-of-hospital treatment. Roughly 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed each year. Diagnosing medical issues early on is critical in attaining the most favorable results for a patient. A misdiagnosis, or missing a diagnosis, can result in a delay to the treatment you acutely need to become healthier, or can cause unsuitable care that aggravates your illness or injury. Three-quarters of misdiagnoses are failing to diagnose some of the most severe health conditions, for example:

  • 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 care. There are a minimum of 4,000 surgical mistakes in the U.S. each year, and frighteningly, the most common example is performing surgery on an incorrect body part. Other instances can include accidental cuts, anesthesia errors, foreign objects like scissors remaining inside the patient, infections or failure to address difficulties show up after the surgery.

Medication Errors

An estimated 7,000 to 9,000 people nationwide die every year because of mistakes when administering medication. Examples can include not taking a record of the patient's allergies, giving the wrong medication, giving the wrong dosage or not identifying interactions with other drugs.

Another example of medication errors is overprescribing medications. Studies have found that overprescribing is a substantial contributor to the opioid crisis in the United States.

Unnecessary Care

Unnecessary medical care costs about $210 billion every year. John Hopkins Medicine surveyed 2,106 doctors and learned that physicians themselves are of the opinion that 15 to 30 percent of medical care is not needed, including:

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

Unnecessary treatment can cause surgical errors, medication errors and overprescribed medication.

Birth Injuries

Approximately 6 to 8 out of a thousand children born in the United States experience a serious birth injury Every year. Not correctly monitoring the baby throughout delivery, not appropriately implementing birthing procedures or not identifying a health issue of the mother during pregnancy are all cases of medical negligence that can cause long-term or lifelong health conditions.

Nursing Home Negligence

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act established a Bill of Rights for nursing home residents meant to protect and guarantee their physical, emotional and social health. When a nursing home institution or staff does not respect those rights and your loved one is harmed as a result, the medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law will hold them accountable.

Failure to Inform or Lack of Consent

We all have an innate right to make choices for ourselves. When a doctor neglects to inform you of risks, or fails to secure your consent before treatment, it is an egregious infringement on your rights.

At Burger Law, our Crawford County, MO medical malpractice lawyers have experience with every variety of negligence claim. We know the catastrophic consequences a healthcare professional's or institution's neglect can cause, and the exasperation and grief that accompanies learning that your trust was broken. We hold careless doctors accountable and get our Crawford County, MO clients the best possible financial recovery they deserve and require to move on and fully recover. Our medical malpractice lawyers also have substantial medical comprehension and will be able to pinpoint how your doctor violated the standard of care. Reach out to our medical malpractice lawyers in Crawford County, MO right away at (573) 500-HURT.

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How Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Missouri Can Help

Medical malpractice cases are notoriously tough to win. That is why you need stellar medical malpractice lawyers that have the experience, knowledge, persistence and prowess to secure you the best possible 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 honest and accomplished doctors to finally get you the medical treatment you are owed
  • Perform a complete investigation, including collecting medical records, qualified testimony and taking official statements from the defendant
  • Converse with our network of Crawford County, MO medical experts to substantiate standard of care in your case, demonstrate how the treatment you were given was substandard and prove negligence
  • Offer sympathetic, informed and straightforward legal advice
  • Make sure you informed throughout 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 focus on healing
  • Confer with with economic experts to precisely value your damages
  • Negotiate with the insurance company to secure you a full settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when the insurance company does not want to be fair in mediation

At Burger Law, we know that most residents of Crawford County, MO does not have the resources and legal savvy to oppose the high-priced defense teams of doctors and large corporations. For that reason, our Crawford County, MO medical malpractice lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. You do not owe us anything until we get you the maximum financial recovery you deserve. We have devoted our careers to making sure that the injured and vulnerable in Crawford County, MO have access to the highest quality legal representation, one that rivals and eclipses that of large hospitals. Our medical malpractice lawyers always work to get rid of every impediment standing between you and justice.

What You Need in a Medical Malpractice Claim

Not every mistake carried out by healthcare providers amounts to malpractice. In order to collect a financial recovery for negligent treatment in Crawford County, MO, you must demonstrate four things. Your medical malpractice lawyers from Burger Law will help you demonstrate 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 very easy to prove.
  2. The doctor or healthcare provider was negligent. You need to be able to demonstrate that a competent physician in the same practice area, in the same geographical location caring for the same health condition, would not have made the same mistake.
  3. The doctor’s negligence directly caused you harm. This can often be hard to prove, as patients being treated by a doctor 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 need to provide an “Affidavit of Qualified Healthcare Worker,” within 90 days of filing your claim, under Missouri Revised Statute §538.225. This is a written opinion from a legally qualified healthcare provider that says that a) the doctor did not give you the treatment that a careful healthcare provider would have in the same situation, and b) the failure caused the alleged harm. Our medical malpractice lawyers have a large network of accomplished and professional medical connections in Crawford County and throughout Missouri who will help validate your claim.

What Compensation Can I Recover? | Crawford County, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The compensation your medical malpractice lawyers will help you recover typically falls into two categories: economic damages, which are intended to compensate you for the monetary loss you have undergone because of a doctor's negligence; and noneconomic damages, which seek to compensate for the less tangible ways in which your injuries have affected your life:

  • Economic damages include:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity if the medical negligence resulted in an impairment that does not allow you to conduct the duties of your job anymore
    • Medical expenses, for example:
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or needed 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 tirelessly until you get every cent that you deserve. We know that some injuries are impossible to truly heal from, but we fight to ensure that your pain and suffering is alleviated.

Malpractice cases vary from other personal injuries in Missouri in two crucial manners. Your medical malpractice lawyers at Burger Law will help you maneuver 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 diminish insurance premiums for doctor's and hospitals. The bill establishes "damage caps" on the amount you can be awarded in a medical malpractice suit 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? | Crawford County, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The limits for catastrophic injuries are greater because they affect your ability to carry out daily tasks and to enjoy life. Your Burger Law malpractice lawyers will help you establish if your injury can be viewed 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"

What is the Statute of Limitations in a Medical Malpractice Claim in Crawford County, MO?

If you or a loved one were harmed by a doctor's negligence in Crawford County, MO, it is essential to get in touch with medical malpractice lawyers at once. While most personal injury cases have a statute of limitation of five years in Missouri, medical malpractice cases only have a statute of limitations of two years, under 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 your claim. 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 love was under 18 on the date of the malpractice, you have until they turn 20.

Do not delay. Call the Burger Law Crawford County, MO medical malpractice lawyers now. We get working on your case right away and do not stop until you have been fully compensated . Waiting could bring complications to your case and could make it difficult for even the best medical malpractice lawyers to show the full extent of your damages. Call Burger Law's Crawford County, MO medical malpractice lawyers today at (573) 500-HURT.


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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Crawford County, MO

No one deserves to have their life turned upside down because a healthcare professional was negligent in their care. Burger Law's Crawford County, MO medical malpractice lawyers comprise the highest- and most-reviewed law firm in Crawford County, MO. We fight hard for our clients and work tirelessly to get them the great results they need to be made whole again. 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 healthcare professionals, large hospitals manipulate your vulnerability. Call Burger Law's Crawford 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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