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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Cuba, Missouri

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Cuba, 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 immediately at (573) 500-HURT or complete our online form. Our medical malpractice lawyers always get great compensation for the injured in Cuba and throughout Missouri.

You should not have to pay because a doctor, hospital or other healthcare professional in Cuba, MO broke the rules. When we seek medical treatment, we do so believing that we are placing our well-being — and occasionally even our lives — in capable hands. When doctors are negligent , leaving you with even worse illnesses or harm as a consequence, trust in the accomplished and talented Cuba, MO medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law to get you justice and full financial compensation. Not only are we sympathetic and dedicated to our Cuba, MO clients, but we are more aggressive than most law firms in filing litigation and not waiting around for the negligent doctor to take accountability. Our medical malpractice lawyers want medical professionals and their insurance company to understand that we are driven and will not take anything but the best possible financial recovery. Negligent health care can have devastating, permanent consequences, and in the worst cases can even result in wrongful death.

In our three decades of experience standing up to bullies and getting the best possible results for our clients, we have secured our clients over $175 million in verdicts and settlements. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a negligent physician in Cuba, MO, call Burger Law's medical malpractice lawyers immediately at (573) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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Medical Malpractice Statistics | Cuba, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Data from John Hopkins Medicine found that 10 percent of all deaths in the United States are due to medical error. Just one percent of doctors are responsible for nearly a third of medical malpractice cases. Too often, negligent doctors are allowed to keep practicing without any discipline. But when the state of Missouri does not want to hold negligent doctors accountable, you can be confident the medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law will.

In Missouri, less than 33 percent of medical malpractice claims end with the plaintiff collecting damages. Still, between 2009 and 2018 a full $631.11 million was paid out in medical malpractice lawsuits. You need committed and veteran Missouri medical malpractice lawyers to make sure you recover the best possible compensation you are owed.

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

We frequently immediately think of doctors when we think of medical malpractice, there are many parties that may be liable for medical negligence in your case. 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 frequently complicated; it may not be clear straight away who was accountable, or many people may be responsible. The trustworthy and knowledgeable Cuba, MO medical malpractice lawyers at Burger Law will perform a full investigation into your claim and ensure that each party that caused you harm is held responsible for their thoughtless behavior.

Examples of Medical Malpractice in Cuba, MO

Medical negligence happens when a healthcare professional breaches the standard of care, which is how most doctors in the same practice area and same geographic location would have addressed your health issue. Our Cuba, MO medical malpractice lawyers have seen that take place in many different ways:

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis

This is the most frequent reason for medical malpractice suits that occur in out-of-hospital care. Roughly 12 million people in United States are misdiagnosed every year. Catching health issues early on is critical in getting the most favorable results for a patient. A misdiagnosis, or missing a diagnosis, can result in a delay to the treatment you seriously need to become healthier, or can cause unsuitable treatment that worsens 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 cardiac events
  • 13.5 percent for infections

Surgical Errors

Surgical mistakes are the most common medical malpractice case when it comes to inpatient care. There are at least 4,000 surgical errors in the U.S. annually, and frighteningly, the most common example is performing surgery on the wrong body part. Other instances can include accidental cuts, anesthesia errors, foreign objects like sponges being left inside the patient, infections or failure to address difficulties surface after the procedure.

Medication Errors

An estimated 7,000 to 9,000 people in the U.S. die annually due to medication errors. Examples can include not taking a record of the patient's allergies, giving the wrong medication, giving an incorrect dosage or neglecting to identify interactions with other drugs.

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

Unnecessary Care

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

  • Over a fifth of prescription medications
  • 24.9 percent of medical tests
  • 11.1 percent of procedures
  • 20.6 percent of medical treatment in general

Unneeded treatment can cause surgical mistakes, medication errors and overprescribed medication.

Birth Injuries

Roughly 6 to 8 out of a thousand children born in the United States experience a serious birth injury Every year. Not correctly observing the infant during delivery, not correctly utilizing birthing procedures or not diagnosing a health problem with the mother during pregnancy are all cases of medical negligence that can result in long-term or permanent health issues.

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act put in place a Bill of Rights for nursing home residents meant to shield and confirm their physical, emotional and social well-being. When a nursing home or its staff does not respect those rights and your loved one is hurt as a result, the medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law will hold them responsible.

Failure to Inform or Lack of Consent

We all have an inherent right to make decisions for ourselves. When a medical professional fails to inform you of risks, or neglects to secure your consent before a procedure, it is an appalling breach of your rights.

At Burger Law, our Cuba, MO medical malpractice lawyers have experience with every sort of negligence lawsuit. We know the terrible repercussions a healthcare professional's or institution's thoughtlessness can cause, and the exasperation and grief that comes with discovering that your trust was betrayed. We hold careless doctors accountable and deliver our Cuba, MO clients the maximum 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 identify precisely how your doctor violated the standard of care. Reach out to our medical malpractice lawyers in Cuba, MO immediately at (573) 500-HURT.

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What Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Missouri Can Do For You

Medical malpractice lawsuits are notoriously hard to win. That is why you need stellar medical malpractice lawyers that have the experience, knowledge, persistence and savvy to get you the maximum compensation you know you are owed. When you hire us, our Missouri medical malpractice lawyers:

  • Get started on your claim right away
  • Connect you with honest and competent doctors to finally get you the medical care you are owed
  • Carry out a complete investigation, including procuring medical records, professional testimony and taking official statements from the defendant
  • Confer with our team of Cuba, MO medical experts to demonstrate standard of care in your case, demonstrate how the treatment you received was substandard and prove negligence
  • Offer thoughtful, knowledgeable and honest legal counsel
  • Keep you informed throughout your suit so you are not left in the dark and you have all the information you need to make the best decision for your family
  • Handle every legal aspect of your case so you can focus on healing
  • Converse with with economic experts to precisely value your damages
  • Negotiate with the insurance adjusters to deliver you a full settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when the insurance company does not want to offer what you deserve in mediation

At Burger Law, we know that most residents of Cuba, MO does not have the resources and legal expertise to fight the high-priced defense teams of doctors and large hospitals. That is why our Cuba, MO medical malpractice lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. We accept no attorneys fees until we get you the best possible financial recovery you are owed. We have committed our lives to making sure that the injured and vulnerable in Cuba, MO have access to the highest quality legal advocacy, one that equals and exceeds 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 error committed by medical professional amounts to malpractice. In order to be awarded a financial recovery for substandard treatment in Cuba, MO, you must conclusively show four things. Your medical malpractice lawyers from Burger Law will help you show that:

  1. A doctor-patient relationship was intiated. This means proof that you hired the doctor and the doctor agreed to be hired. This is commonly not hard to prove.
  2. The doctor or healthcare provider was violated the standard of care. You need to be able to prove that a competent doctor in the same field, in the same geographical location treating the same health issue, would not have made the same error.
  3. The doctor’s negligence directly caused you injured. This is often hard to prove, as patients under a doctor’s care are normally already sick or injured.
  4. That the injury caused the patient harm that they should be compensated for. This can include physical pain, impairment, additional medical costs, 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, under Missouri Revised Statute §538.225. This is a written opinion from a legally qualified healthcare provider that opines that a) the doctor did not give you the treatment that a careful healthcare provider would have under the same circumstances, and b) the negligence caused the alleged damages. Our medical malpractice lawyers have a massive network of experienced and professional medical connections in Cuba and throughout Missouri who will help verify your claim.

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

The compensation your medical malpractice lawyers will help you collect usually falls into two categories: economic damages, which are intended to compensate you for the financial loss you have undergone due to a physician'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 led to a disability that does not permit you to perform the duties of your job anymore
    • Medical bills, such as:
      • Follow up appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches 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 dollar that you deserve. We know that you can never truly heal from some injuries, but we fight to make certain that you are made whole again.

Malpractice cases vary from other personal injuries in Missouri in a couple of key details. 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 lower insurance premiums for medical negligence. The bill set "damage caps" on the amount you can receive in a medical malpractice suit in noneconomic damages. As of 2022, those limits are $450,098 for a "non-catastrophic injury" and $787,671 for a "catastrophic injury."

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

The limits for catastrophic injuries are greater because they impact your ability to perform basic tasks and to find enjoyment in life. Your Burger Law malpractice lawyers will help you ascertain if your injury can be seen as 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"

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

If you or someone you love were harmed by a doctor's substandard care in Cuba, MO, it is imperative 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 suits only have a time limit 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 your claim. There are three key 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 did not 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 family member was a minor at the time of the substandard care, you have until they turn 20.

There is no time to wait. Contact the Burger Law Cuba, MO medical malpractice lawyers immediately. We get started on your case right away and do not stop until you collect maximum compensation . Delaying could bring complications to your suit and could make it difficult for even the best medical malpractice lawyers to show the full impacts of your damages. Call Burger Law's Cuba, MO medical malpractice lawyers mow at (573) 500-HURT.


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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Cuba, MO

No one deserves to have their life halted because a healthcare professional was negligent in their care. Burger Law's Cuba, MO medical malpractice lawyers comprise the highest- and most-reviewed law firm in Cuba, MO. 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 30 years fighting back against bullies and standing up for the "little guy." We will not let medical professionals, large corporations abuse your vulnerability. Call Burger Law's Cuba, 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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