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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Nevada, Missouri

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Nevada, Missouri. If you or someone you care about were harmed because a healthcare professional did not give you the adequate care that you deserved, call Burger Law immediately at (573) 500-HURT or fill out our online form. Our medical malpractice lawyers always get the best possible results for the vulnerable in Nevada and throughout Missouri.

You do not have to pay because a physician, hospital or other healthcare professional in Nevada, MO broke the rules. When we get medical attention, we do so under the assumption that we are placing our health — and occasionally even our lives — in trustworthy hands. When doctors are negligent , leaving you with even worse sickness or harm as a result, trust in the experienced and skilled Nevada, MO medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law to deliver you justice and great financial compensation. Not only are we empathetic and dedicated to our Nevada, 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 medical professionals and their insurance company to understand that we are driven and will accept nothing but the best possible compensation. Negligent health care can have destructive, life-long repercussions, and in the dire cases can even lead to wrongful death.

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

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Medical Malpractice Statistics | Nevada, 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 lawsuits. Too often, negligent doctors are permitted to keep practicing without any discipline. But when the state of Missouri does not want to hold at-fault doctors accountable, you can be certain the medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law will.

In Missouri, less than a third of medical malpractice cases end with the plaintiff collecting compensation. Still, between 2009 and 2018 a full $631.11 million was paid out in medical malpractice cases. You need committed and experienced Missouri medical malpractice lawyers to ensure you collect the full compensation you are owed.

Who Your Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Nevada, MO Can Hold Liable in Your Claim

We usually immediately think of doctors when we think of medical malpractice, there are many people or institutions that may be to blame for 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 cases are often complex; it may not be clear right away who was to blame, or many parties may be accountable. The dependable and knowledgeable Nevada, MO medical malpractice lawyers at Burger Law will perform a complete investigation into your claim and make certain that every party that caused you injuries is held responsible for their thoughtless actions.

Examples of Medical Malpractice in Nevada, 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 treated your health issue. Our Nevada, MO medical malpractice lawyers have seen that transpire in myriad ways:

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis

This is the most frequent reason for medical malpractice suits that take place in outpatient care. Roughly 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed each year. Diagnosing health issues early on is significant in achieving the most favorable results for a patient. A misdiagnosis, or failing to diagnose, can result in a delay to the care you desperately need to become healthier, or can result in improper care that aggravates your illness or injury. Three-quarters of misdiagnoses are failing to diagnose some of the most deadly 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 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 instance is operating on an incorrect organ. Other examples can include accidental cuts, anesthesia mistakes, foreign objects like sponges being left inside the patient, infections or failure to address complications arising from the surgery.

Medication Errors

An estimated 7,000 to 9,000 people nationwide die each year owing to mistakes when administering medication. Examples can include not being aware of a patient's allergies, giving an incorrect medication, giving an incorrect dosage or failing to recognize interactions with other drugs.

Medication errors can also include overprescribing medications. Studies show that overprescribing is a significant contributor to the opioid crisis in the United States.

Unnecessary Care

Unnecessary medical care costs an estimated $210 billion annually. John Hopkins Medicine asked 2,106 physicians and learned that physicians themselves are under the impression 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
  • Over a fifth of medical treatment in general

Unnecessary care can lead to surgical errors, medication errors and overprescribed medication.

Birth Injuries

An estimated 6 to 8 out of a thousand children born in the United States suffer a significant birth injury Every year. Not correctly observing the child throughout delivery, not properly using birthing techniques or not identifying a health problem with the mother during pregnancy are all cases of medical malpractice 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 safeguard and confirm their physical, emotional and social well-being. When a nursing home institution or staff disregards those rights and your loved one is consequently hurt, the medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law will hold them to blame.

Failure to Inform or Lack of Consent

Everyone has a fundamental right to make decisions for ourselves. When a doctor neglects to inform you of risks, or fails to acquire your consent before treatment, it is a horrible infringement on your rights.

At Burger Law, our Nevada, MO medical malpractice lawyers have seen it all. We know the catastrophic consequences a healthcare professional's or institution's thoughtlessness can cause, and the exasperation and grief that accompanies learning that your trust was betrayed. We hold careless doctors accountable and get our Nevada, MO clients the full compensation they are owed and that they need to move on and be made whole again. Our medical malpractice lawyers also have extensive medical comprehension and will be able to determine exactly how your doctor breached the standard of care. Reach out to our medical malpractice lawyers in Nevada, MO immediately at (573) 500-HURT.

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What Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Missouri Can Do For You

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

  • Begin working on your case straight away
  • Connect you with honest and competent doctors to finally get you the medical treatment you are owed
  • Conduct a complete investigation, including acquiring medical records, expert testimony and taking depositions of the defendant
  • Work alongside our team of Nevada, MO medical experts to demonstrate standard of care in your case, demonstrate how the care you received was not up to the standard and prove negligence
  • Offer thoughtful, sound and honest legal guidance
  • Make sure 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
  • Confer with with economic experts to exactly value your damages
  • Negotiate with the insurance company to deliver you the best possible 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 the average person in Nevada, MO does not have access to the resources and legal knowledge to stand up to the expensive defense teams of doctors and large hospitals. For that reason, our Nevada, MO medical malpractice lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. You do not owe us anything until we get you the full financial recovery you deserve. We have committed our lives to ensuring that the injured and vulnerable in Nevada, MO have access to the highest form of legal advocacy, one that matches and exceeds that of large corporations. Our medical malpractice lawyers always work to remove every hindrance standing between you and justice.

Basic Requirements for a Medical Malpractice Claim

Not every mistake carried out by healthcare providers constitutes malpractice. In order to be awarded compensation for improper treatment in Nevada, 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 determined. This amounts to proof that you hired the doctor and the doctor agreed to be hired. This is typically not difficult to prove.
  2. The doctor or healthcare provider was violated the standard of care. You need to be able to prove that a competent medical professional in the same practice area, in the same geographical location caring for the same health problem, would not have committed the same mistake.
  3. The doctor’s negligence directly caused you harm. This can often be difficult to prove, as patients being treated by a doctor are usually already sick or injured.
  4. That the injury caused the patient harm that they need to be compensated for. This can include physical pain, impairment, additional medical bills, or loss of future earning potential.

In Missouri, you will also be required to include 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 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 negligence contributed to the alleged injuries. Our medical malpractice lawyers have a massive network of accomplished and qualified medical connections in Nevada and throughout Missouri who will help back up your claim.

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

The compensation your medical malpractice lawyers will help you get typically falls into two categories: economic damages, which are intended to compensate you for the monetary loss you have experienced owing to a doctor's substandard care; and noneconomic damages, which look 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 allow you to conduct the duties of your job anymore
    • Medical costs, including:
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or required 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 penny that you are owed. We know that some injuries are impossible to really recover from, but we fight to make sure that your pain and suffering is alleviated.

Malpractice cases vary from other personal injuries in Missouri in a couple of important manners. 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 reduce insurance premiums for doctor's and hospitals. The bill puts in place "damage caps" on the amount you can collect 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? | Nevada, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The limits for catastrophic injuries are higher because they impact your ability to carry out basic tasks and to find enjoyment in life. Your Burger Law malpractice lawyers will help you determine if your injury can be viewed as catastrophic. Senate Bill 239 says 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 Nevada, MO?

If you or a family member were injured by a doctor's substandard care in Nevada, MO, it is critical to contact medical malpractice lawyers straight away. While most personal injury cases have a time limit of five years in Missouri, medical malpractice suits only have a time limit of two years, under Missouri Revised Statute §516.105. That means that following an injury from medical negligence 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 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 on the date of the malpractice, you have until they turn 20.

Do not wait. Get in touch with the Burger Law Nevada, MO medical malpractice lawyers immediately. We get started on your case right away and do not stop until you have been fully compensated . Delaying could bring difficulties to your case and could make it tough for even the best medical malpractice lawyers to show the full consequences of your damages. Call Burger Law's Nevada, MO medical malpractice lawyers immediately at (573) 500-HURT.


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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Nevada, MO

No one deserves to have their life upended because a medical professional gave them substandard care. Burger Law's Nevada, 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 move forward with their lives. 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 doctors, large hospitals manipulate your vulnerability. Call Burger Law's Nevada, 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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