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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Desloge, Missouri

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Desloge, Missouri. If you or someone you love were injured because a doctor did not offer you the proper care that you deserved, call Burger Law right away at (573) 500-HURT or complete our online form. Our medical malpractice lawyers always get great financial recoveries for the injured in Desloge and throughout Missouri.

You should not have to pay because a doctor, medical institution or other medical professional in Desloge, MO broke the rules. When we search out medical treatment, we do so under the assumption that we are placing our well-being — and sometimes even our lives — in trustworthy hands. When doctors are negligent and you end up with even worse sickness or injuries as a consequence, trust in the veteran and skilled Desloge, MO medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law to deliver you justice and the best possible compensation. Not only are we understanding and dedicated to our Desloge, MO clients, but we are more aggressive than most law firms in filing litigation and not waiting around for the at-fault doctor to take responsibility. Our medical malpractice lawyers want healthcare professionals and their insurance company to understand that we are serious and will accept nothing but full compensation. Negligent health care can have terrible, permanent consequences, and in the dire circumstances can even lead to wrongful death.

In our 30 years of experience fighting back against bullies and getting great results for the injured, we have gotten our clients over $175 million in verdicts and settlements. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a careless medical professional in Desloge, MO, call Burger Law's medical malpractice lawyers today at (573) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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Medical Malpractice Statistics | Desloge, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Data from John Hopkins Medicine found that one-tenth of all fatalities nationwide are because of medical error. Just one percent of doctors account for just about a third of medical malpractice cases. Too often, negligent doctors are allowed to keep practicing without any penalty. But when the state of Missouri does not want to hold liable doctors to blame, you can be certain the medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law will.

In Missouri, less than 33 percent of medical malpractice claims end with the plaintiff recovering damages. Still, between 2009 and 2018 a full $631.11 million was paid out in medical malpractice lawsuits. You need committed and experienced Missouri medical malpractice lawyers to make sure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.

Who Your Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Desloge, MO Can Hold Liable in Your Case

We frequently automatically think of doctors when we think of medical malpractice, there are many people or institutions that may be guilty of 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 suits are often complex; it may not be clear straight away who was to blame, or many people may be responsible. The trusted and savvy Desloge, MO medical malpractice lawyers at Burger Law will perform a full investigation into your injuries and ensure that every party that caused you harm is held responsible for their reckless behavior.

Examples of Medical Malpractice in Desloge, MO

Medical negligence takes place 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 Desloge, MO medical malpractice lawyers have seen that happen in many different ways:

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis

This is the most common reason for medical malpractice suits that take place in outpatient care. More or Less 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed every year. Catching medical problems early on is crucial in realizing the most favorable outcome for a patient. A misdiagnosis, or failing to diagnose, can result in a delay to the care you acutely need to get better, or can result in inappropriate care that exacerbates your illness or injury. Three-quarters of misdiagnoses are failing to diagnose some of the most grave health conditions, including:

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

Surgical Errors

Surgical mistakes are the most frequent medical malpractice claim when it comes to in-hospital care. There are at least 4,000 surgical mistakes in the U.S. each year, and frighteningly, the most common source is performing surgery on an erroneous body part. Other examples can include accidental incisions, anesthesia errors, foreign objects like sponges remaining inside the patient, infections or failure to address problems surface 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 being aware of a patient's allergies, giving an incorrect medication, giving an incorrect dosage or neglecting to recognize interactions with other drugs.

Medication errors can also include overprescribing medications. Studies have found that overprescribing is a significant factor in the opioid crisis in the U.S.

Unnecessary Care

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

  • More than a fifth of prescription medications
  • 24.9 percent of medical tests
  • Over one-tenth of procedures
  • Over a fifth of all medical treatment

Unneeded care can lead to surgical mistakes, medication errors and overprescribed medication.

Birth Injuries

An estimated 6 to 8 out of a thousand children born in the United States sustain a serious birth injury Every year. Not properly observing the child throughout delivery, not properly utilizing birthing techniques or not identifying a health condition of the mother during pregnancy are all examples of medical malpractice that can lead to long-term or permanent consequences.

Nursing Home Negligence

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act created a Bill of Rights for nursing home residents meant to shield and secure their physical, emotional and social well-being. When a nursing home or its staff does not ensure those rights and your loved one is consequently injured, the medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law will hold them liable.

Failure to Inform or Lack of Consent

We all have an innate right to make decisions for ourselves. When a doctor neglects to inform you of risks, or does not obtain your consent before treatment, it is an egregious infringement on your rights.

At Burger Law, our Desloge, MO medical malpractice lawyers have experience with every variety of malpractice case. We know the destructive consequences a healthcare professional's or institution's negligence can cause, and the anger and grief that accompanies discovering that your trust was betrayed. We hold at-fault doctors to blame and win our Desloge, MO clients the maximum compensation they are owed and that they 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. Contact our medical malpractice lawyers in Desloge, MO right away at (573) 500-HURT.

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What Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Missouri Can Do For You

Medical malpractice cases are infamously hard to win. That is why you need excellent medical malpractice lawyers that have the experience, knowledge, determination and prowess to win you the maximum financial recovery you know you are owed. When you hire us, our Missouri medical malpractice lawyers:

  • Start working on your case right away
  • Connect you with trustworthy and competent doctors to finally get you the medical treatment you are owed
  • Perform a full investigation, including collecting medical records, qualified testimony and taking depositions of the defendant
  • Consult with our network of Desloge, MO medical experts to demonstrate standard of care in your case, show how the treatment you received was below standard and prove negligence
  • Offer compassionate, knowledgeable and direct legal counsel
  • Keep you informed throughout your claim so you are not left in the dark and you have all the information you need to make the best decision for your family
  • Manage 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 adjusters to get you the best possible settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when the insurance company does not want to offer what you are owed in mediation

At Burger Law, we know that most residents of Desloge, MO does not have access to the resources and legal proficiency to combat the expensive defense teams of doctors and large insurance companies. That is why our Desloge, MO medical malpractice lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. We accept no attorneys fees until we get you the great compensation you are owed. We have committed our careers to making certain that the injured and vulnerable in Desloge, MO have access to the highest quality legal advocacy, one that compares with and surpasses that of large hospitals. Our medical malpractice lawyers always work to get rid of every hindrance standing between you and justice.

What You Need in a Medical Malpractice Claim

Not every error carried out by medical professional amounts to malpractice. In order to receive compensation for improper care in Desloge, MO, you must demonstrate four things. Your medical malpractice lawyers from Burger Law will help you demonstrate that:

  1. A doctor-patient relationship existed. This means proof that you hired the doctor and the doctor agreed to be hired. This is commonly very easy to prove.
  2. The doctor or healthcare provider was negligent. You need to be able to show that a competent physician 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 violation of the standard of care directly caused you harm. This is often difficult to prove, as patients under a physician's care are generally already sick or injured.
  4. That the injury caused the patient harm that they should be compensated for. Examples include physical pain, impairment, additional medical bills, or loss of earning capacity.

In Missouri, you will also be required to offer an “Affidavit of Qualified Healthcare Worker,” within 90 days of filing your suit, 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 provide the treatment that a prudent healthcare provider would have in the same situation, and b) the failure contributed to the alleged harm. Our medical malpractice lawyers have a massive network of accomplished and qualified medical connections in Desloge and throughout Missouri who will help verify your claim.

What Compensation Can I Get? | Desloge, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The compensation your medical malpractice lawyers will help you collect typically falls into two categories: economic damages, which are intended to compensate you for the financial loss you have sustained owing to a doctor's substandard care; and noneconomic damages, which are intended 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 a disability that does not permit you to carry out the duties of your job anymore
    • Medical bills, such as:
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Further procedures
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or necessary 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 tirelessly until you get every nickel that you are owed. We know that you can never fully recover from some injuries, but we fight to ensure that you are made whole again.

Malpractice cases vary from other personal injuries in Missouri in a couple of key 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 put into law Senate Bill 239 in an attempt to lower insurance premiums for medical liability. The bill enforces "damage caps" on how much compensation you can receive in a medical malpractice lawsuit 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? | Desloge, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The limits for catastrophic injuries are greater 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 viewed 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"

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

If you or a loved one were injured by a physician's substandard care in Desloge, MO, it is key to get in touch with medical malpractice lawyers right away. While most personal injury cases have a time limit of five years in Missouri, medical malpractice cases only have a time limit of two years, according to Missouri Revised Statute §516.105. That means that once you have been harmed your medical malpractice lawyers only have two years to investigate your case and file suit. There are three important 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 someone you love was a minor at the time of the substandard care, you have until their 20th birthday.

Do not wait. Call the Burger Law Desloge, MO medical malpractice lawyers now. We start working on your case at once and do not rest until you have been fully compensated . Delaying could bring complications to your claim and could make it difficult for even the best medical malpractice lawyers to prove the full extent of your damages. Call Burger Law's Desloge, MO medical malpractice lawyers today at (573) 500-HURT.


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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Desloge, MO

No one deserves to have their life halted because a physician gave them substandard care. Burger Law's Desloge, 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 be made whole again. 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 corporations exploit your vulnerability. Call Burger Law's Desloge, 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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