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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Manchester, Missouri

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Manchester, Missouri. If you or someone you care about were injured because a healthcare professional did not offer you the adequate care that you were owed, call Burger Law right away at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form. Our medical malpractice lawyers always get the best possible results for the injured in Manchester and throughout Missouri.

You do not have to pay because a physician, medical institution or other healthcare professional in Manchester, MO gave you substandard care. When we search out medical treatment, we do so believing that we are placing our health — and at times even our lives — in proficient hands. When doctors are negligent and you end up with even worse illnesses or harm as a consequence, trust in the veteran and savvy Manchester, MO medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law to secure you justice and maximum financial compensation. Not only are we sympathetic and dedicated to our Manchester, MO clients, 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 responsibility. Our medical malpractice lawyers want healthcare professionals and their insurance company to understand that we mean business and will not take anything but full compensation. Negligent health care can have devastating, permanent repercussions, and in the dire cases can even cause wrongful death.

In our three decades of experience fighting back against bullies and getting the best possible results for the injured, we have secured our clients over $175 million in verdicts and settlements. If you or someone you care about has been hurt by a careless doctor in Manchester, MO, reach out to Burger Law's medical malpractice lawyers today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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Medical Malpractice Statistics | Manchester, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Data from John Hopkins Medicine found that one in ten of all fatalities in the U.S. are due to medical error. Just one percent of physicians are responsible for nearly 33 percent of medical malpractice lawsuits. Too often, negligent doctors are permitted to keep practicing without any consequences. But when the state of Missouri does not want to hold liable doctors accountable, 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 receiving compensation. Still, between 2009 and 2018 a full $631.11 million was awarded in medical malpractice cases. You need dedicated and veteran Missouri medical malpractice lawyers to make certain you get the great compensation you deserve.

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

We frequently 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 lawsuits are often intricate; it may not be immediately clear who was responsible, or many parties may be at fault. The trusted and talented Manchester, MO medical malpractice lawyers at Burger Law will carry out a full investigation into your injuries and make sure that every party that caused you injuries is held responsible for their reckless behavior.

Examples of Medical Malpractice in Manchester, MO

Medical negligence happens when a healthcare professional breaks the standard of care, which is how a competent doctor in the same practice area and same geographic location would have care for your health issue. Our Manchester, MO medical malpractice lawyers have seen that transpire in all sorts of ways:

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis

This is the most common reason for medical malpractice claims related to outpatient treatment. About 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed every year. Catching medical issues early on is crucial in realizing the best possible results for a patient. A misdiagnosis, or missing a diagnosis, can result in a delay to the treatment you desperately require to become healthier, or can result in inappropriate care that exacerbates your illness or injury. Three-quarters of misdiagnoses are failing to diagnose some of the most serious 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 common medical malpractice case related to in-hospital treatment. There are at least 4,000 surgical mistakes nationwide every year, and frighteningly, the most common source is performing surgery on an incorrect organ. Other examples can include accidental cuts, anesthesia errors, foreign objects like instruments remaining inside the patient, infections or failure to treat difficulties surface after the surgery.

Medication Errors

An estimated 7,000 to 9,000 people in the United States die every year owing to mistakes when administering medication. Examples can include not being aware of a patient's allergies, giving the wrong medication, giving the wrong dosage or not recognizing interactions with other drugs.

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

Unnecessary Care

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

  • 22 percent of prescription medications
  • 24.9 percent of medical tests
  • More than one-tenth of procedures
  • 20.6 percent of medical treatment in general

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

Birth Injuries

Roughly 6 to 8 out of a thousand children born in the United States experience a significant birth injury each year. Not appropriately monitoring the baby during birth, not appropriately using birthing procedures or not identifying a health condition with the mother during pregnancy are all examples of medical malpractice that can cause long-term or lifelong consequences.

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act determined a Bill of Rights for nursing home residents meant to safeguard and guarantee their physical, emotional and social health. When a nursing home institution or staff neglects those rights and your family member 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 a fundamental right to make decisions for ourselves. When a doctor does not inform you of risks, or does not obtain your consent before a procedure, it is an appalling violation of your rights.

At Burger Law, our Manchester, MO medical malpractice lawyers have seen it all. We know the terrible consequences a healthcare professional's or institution's thoughtlessness can cause, and the anger and grief that accompanies learning that your trust was betrayed. We hold negligent doctors to blame and deliver our Manchester, MO clients the best possible financial recovery they deserve and need to move on and be made whole again. 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 Manchester, MO at once at (314) 500-HURT.

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What Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Missouri Can Do For You

Medical malpractice claims are notoriously hard to win. That is why you need exceptional medical malpractice lawyers that have the experience, knowledge, tenacity and savvy to deliver you the full financial recovery you know you are owed. When you hire us, our Missouri medical malpractice lawyers:

  • Get working on your claim straight away
  • Connect you with trusted and accomplished doctors to finally get you the medical care you deserve
  • Perform a comprehensive investigation, including procuring medical records, professional testimony and taking depositions of the defendant
  • Consult with our team of Manchester, MO medical experts to demonstrate standard of care in your case, show how the treatment you were provided with was below standard and prove negligence
  • Offer sympathetic, informed and direct legal direction
  • Keep you informed throughout your suit so you are not left in the dark and you know everything you need to make the best decision for your family
  • Manage every legal aspect of your case so you can spend your energy on recovering
  • Work with with economic experts to determine precisely how much your claim is worth
  • Negotiate with the insurance adjusters to deliver 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 most residents of Manchester, MO does not have access to the resources and legal know-how to counter the high-priced defense teams of doctors and large hospitals. For that reason, our Manchester, MO medical malpractice lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. We accept no attorneys fees until we get you the great financial recovery you are owed. We have devoted our careers to making certain that the injured and vulnerable in Manchester, MO have access to the highest standard of legal advocacy, one that matches and surpasses that of large hospitals. 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 mistake carried out by medical professional constitutes malpractice. In order to be awarded compensation for negligent treatment in Manchester, MO, you must prove four things. Your medical malpractice lawyers from Burger Law will help you show that:

  1. A doctor-patient relationship was intiated. 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 violated the standard of care. You need to be able to show that a competent doctor in the same field, in the same geographical location caring for the same medical issue, would not have committed the same mistake.
  3. The doctor’s negligence directly caused the injury. This is often tough to prove, as patients being treated by a doctor 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 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 case, under Missouri Revised Statute §538.225. This is a written opinion from a a medical professional in the same practice area that says that a) the doctor did not offer 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 wealth of experienced and qualified medical connections in Manchester and throughout Missouri who will help verify your claim.

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

The compensation your medical malpractice lawyers will help you get usually falls into two categories: economic damages, which look to compensate you for the financial damages 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 impacted your life:

  • Economic damages include:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential if the medical negligence led to an impairment that does not allow you to perform the tasks of your job anymore
    • Medical expenses, including:
      • Follow up appointments
      • Further procedures
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or needed 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 dime that you are owed. We know that some injuries are impossible to fully heal from, but we fight to make sure that you get justice.

Malpractice cases vary from other personal injuries in Missouri in two essential details. Your medical malpractice lawyers at Burger Law will help you navigate 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 medical liability. The bill establishes "damage caps" on how much compensation you can receive 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? | Manchester, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The damage caps for catastrophic injuries are greater because they impact your ability to function in your daily life and to find enjoyment in life. Your Burger Law malpractice lawyers will help you establish if your injury can be considered 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 Manchester, MO?

If you or someone you love were hurt by a physician's negligence in Manchester, MO, it is key to call 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 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 your family member was under 18 on the date of the negligent, you have until they turn 20.

Do not wait. Call the Burger Law Manchester, MO medical malpractice lawyers now. We get to work on your case right away and do not let up until you receive maximum compensation . Delaying could bring difficulties to your suit and could make it difficult for even the best medical malpractice lawyers to show the full extent of your damages. Call Burger Law's Manchester, MO medical malpractice lawyers immediately at (314) 500-HURT.


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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Manchester, MO

No one deserves to have their life halted because a medical professional was negligent in their care. Burger Law's Manchester, MO medical malpractice lawyers comprise the highest- and most-reviewed law firm in the Region. 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 three decades 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 Manchester, MO medical malpractice lawyers today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form to start on your road to recovery.

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