They betrayed your trust. We get you maximum compensation.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Randolph County, Missouri

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Randolph County, Missouri. If you or a loved one were hurt because a healthcare professional did not give you the competent care that you were owed, call Burger Law right away at (573) 500-HURT or complete our online form. Our medical malpractice lawyers always get great financial recoveries for our clients in Randolph County and throughout Missouri.

You should not have to pay because a physician, medical institution or other medical professional in Randolph County, MO broke the rules. When we seek medical care, we do so believing that we are placing our well-being — and occasionally even our lives — in proficient hands. When doctors are negligent and you end up with even worse illnesses or harm as a result, believe in the accomplished and talented Randolph County, MO medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law to get you justice and maximum financial compensation. Not only are we sympathetic and committed to the injured in Randolph County, MO, but we are more aggressive than the majority of 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 realize that we are serious and will accept nothing but a full financial recovery. Negligent health care can have horrible, permanent repercussions, and in the worst cases can even result in wrongful death.

In our 30 years of experience pushing 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 someone you care about has been hurt by a negligent medical professional in Randolph County, MO, get in touch with Burger Law's medical malpractice lawyers now at (573) 500-HURT or contact us online.

See the potential value of your claim by using our free personal injury calculator.

Medical Malpractice Statistics | Randolph County, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Research by John Hopkins Medicine found that one in ten of all fatalities in the United States are owing to medical error. Just one percent of doctors account for about a third 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 lawsuits end with the plaintiff receiving damages. Still, between 2009 and 2018 a full $631.11 million was awarded in medical malpractice claims. You need committed and experienced Missouri medical malpractice lawyers to ensure you get the best possible financial recovery you deserve.

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

We frequently automatically think of doctors when we think of medical malpractice, there are many parties 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 cases are often complex; it may not be clear right away who was liable, or many parties might be to blame. The trustworthy and skilled Randolph County, MO medical malpractice lawyers at Burger Law will perform a full investigation into your case and make certain that each party that caused you injuries is held responsible for their thoughtless actions.

Examples of Medical Malpractice in Randolph County, MO

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

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis

This is the most frequent reason for medical malpractice claims that take place in out-of-hospital care. More or Less 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed annually. Catching health problems early on is key in attaining the most favorable outcome for a patient. A misdiagnosis, or missing a diagnosis, can cause a delay to the treatment you seriously require to become healthier, or can result in inappropriate treatment that worsens your illness or injury. Three-quarters of misdiagnoses are failing to diagnose some of the most life-threatening health conditions, such as:

  • 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 claim related to inpatient care. There are at least 4,000 surgical errors in the United States every year, and frighteningly, the most common instance is operating on an incorrect organ. Other examples can include accidental cuts, anesthesia mistakes, foreign objects like scissors remaining inside the patient, infections or failure to treat problems show up after the procedure.

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 the wrong medication, giving the wrong dosage or failing to recognize interactions with other drugs.

Another instance of medication errors is overprescribing medications. Studies show that overprescribing is a significant factor in the opioid crisis in the U.S.

Unnecessary Care

Unnecessary medical care costs roughly $210 billion each year. John Hopkins Medicine asked 2,106 physicians and learned that physicians themselves believe that 15 to 30 percent of medical care is unnecessary, including:

  • More than a fifth of prescription medications
  • Almost a quarter of medical tests
  • More than one-tenth of procedures
  • 20.6 percent of medical treatment in general

Unneeded care can result in surgical errors, medication errors and overprescribed medication.

Birth Injuries

Approximately 6 to 8 out of 1,000 children born in the United States sustain a significant birth injury Every year. Not correctly observing the infant throughout birth, not appropriately utilizing birthing procedures or not diagnosing a health problem with the mother during pregnancy are all instances of medical negligence that can cause long-term or lifelong health conditions.

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act created a Bill of Rights for nursing home residents meant to protect and guarantee their physical, emotional and social health. When a nursing home or its staff does not ensure those rights and the person you care about is consequently harmed, the medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law will hold them to blame.

Failure to Inform or Lack of Consent

We all have an innate right to make choices for ourselves. When a healthcare institution does not inform you of risks, or fails to secure your consent before a procedure, it is an outrageous infringement on your rights.

At Burger Law, our Randolph County, MO medical malpractice lawyers have experience with every category of malpractice lawsuit. We know the devastating consequences a healthcare professional's or institution's thoughtlessness can cause, and the rage and sorrow that accompanies discovering that your trust was betrayed. We hold careless doctors to blame and get our Randolph County, MO clients the full financial recovery they deserve and need to move on and be made whole again. Our medical malpractice lawyers also have exhaustive medical comprehension and will be able to pinpoint how your doctor breached the standard of care. Get in touch with our medical malpractice lawyers in Randolph County, MO today at (573) 500-HURT.

View More FAQs

Medical Malpractice Cases Won

Take a look at the following links to see several of the latest successes Burger Law's medical malpractice lawyers have secured for our clients in Randolph County, MO:


What Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Missouri Can Do For You

Medical malpractice lawsuits are notably hard to win. That is why you need exceptional medical malpractice lawyers that have the experience, knowledge, determination and talent to get you the maximum financial recovery you know you deserve. When you hire us, our Missouri medical malpractice lawyers:

  • Get started on your case at once
  • Connect you with trustworthy and competent doctors to finally get you the medical treatment you are owed
  • Carry out a complete investigation, including acquiring medical records, professional testimony and taking depositions of the defendant
  • Confer with our team of Randolph County, MO medical experts to demonstrate standard of care in your case, demonstrate how the treatment you were provided with was not up to the standard and prove negligence
  • Offer thoughtful, informed and direct legal direction
  • Make sure you informed through the duration of your claim 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 focus your energy on healing
  • Work alongside with economic experts to exactly 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 the average person in Randolph County, MO does not have access to the resources and legal comprehension to stand up to the expensive defense teams of doctors and large hospitals. That is why our Randolph County, MO medical malpractice lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. We charge no attorneys fees until we get you the best possible compensation you deserve. We have committed our careers to ensuring that the injured and vulnerable in Randolph County, MO have access to the highest standard of legal representation, one that matches and exceeds that of large insurance companies. Our medical malpractice lawyers always work to abolish every hindrance standing between you and justice.

Basic Requirements for a Medical Malpractice Claim

Not every mistake carried out by healthcare institution or physician constitutes malpractice. In order to collect a financial recovery for improper treatment in Randolph County, MO, you must prove four things. Your medical malpractice lawyers from Burger Law will help you prove that:

  1. A doctor-patient relationship was established. 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 capable medical professional in the same practice area, in the same geographical location treating the same medical problem, would not have committed the same mistake.
  3. The doctor’s negligence directly caused you harm. This is often hard to prove, as patients being treated by a physician are usually 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 earning capacity.

In Missouri, you will also need to give 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 healthcare professional in the same practice area that states 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 contributed to the alleged injuries. Our medical malpractice lawyers have a large network of accomplished and qualified medical connections in Randolph County and throughout Missouri who will help validate your claim.

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

The compensation your medical malpractice lawyers will help you recover generally falls into two categories: economic damages, which are meant to compensate you for the monetary damages you have experienced because of a physician's substandard care; and noneconomic damages, which try 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 permit you to perform the tasks of your job anymore
    • Medical costs, for example:
      • Follow up appointments
      • Further procedures
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches 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 relentlessly until you get every nickel that you are owed. We know that you can never really recover from some injuries, but we fight to make certain that you get justice.

Malpractice cases vary from other personal injuries in Missouri in two essential aspects. 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 attempt to lower insurance premiums for medical negligence. The bill establishes "damage caps" on how much you can collect in a medical malpractice claim 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? | Randolph County, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The limits for catastrophic injuries are higher because they impact your ability to function in your daily life and to enjoy life. Your Burger Law malpractice lawyers will help you determine if your injury can be seen 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"

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

If you or a family member were harmed by a physician's negligence in Randolph County, MO, it is imperative to call medical malpractice lawyers right away. While most personal injury claims have a statute of limitation of five years in Missouri, medical malpractice cases only have a time limit of two years, under 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 your claim. 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 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 a minor at the time of the substandard care, you have until their 20th birthday.

There is no time to delay. Contact the Burger Law Randolph County, MO medical malpractice lawyers immediately. We begin working on your case at once and do not rest until you have been fully compensated . Waiting could bring difficulties to your suit and could make it hard for even the best medical malpractice lawyers to demonstrate the full effects of your damages. Call Burger Law's Randolph County, MO medical malpractice lawyers today at (573) 500-HURT.


Call Burger Law Now

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Randolph County, MO

No one deserves to have their life halted because a physician was negligent in their care. Burger Law's Randolph County, MO medical malpractice lawyers comprise the highest- and most-reviewed law firm in the Region. We fight hard for our clients and work tirelessly 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 doctors, large corporations take advantage of your vulnerability. Call Burger Law's Randolph County, MO medical malpractice lawyers today at (573) 500-HURT or fill out our online form to start on your road to recovery.

Request a Free Consultation


“Gary and his team provided us with effective, efficient and highly professional service. Gary provides sound advice and is a trustworthy and ethical attorney. I highly recommend the team!”

David and Fran Schneider

Hurt? Hire Us Today or call (573) 500-HURT

Other Locations

Schema