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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Warren County, Missouri

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Warren County, Missouri. If you or a loved one were injured because a physician did not offer you the adequate care that you deserved, call Burger Law straight away at (573) 500-HURT or complete our online form. Our medical malpractice lawyers always get the best possible results for the vulnerable in Warren County and throughout Missouri.

You do not have to pay because a doctor, medical institution or other medical professional in Warren County, MO broke the rules. When we search out medical treatment, we do so under the assumption that we are placing our health — and sometimes even our lives — in capable hands. When doctors are negligent , leaving you with even worse illnesses or injuries as a result, believe in the veteran and skilled Warren County, MO medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law to secure you justice and great financial compensation. Not only are we compassionate and devoted to our Warren County, MO clients, but we are more aggressive than most law firms in filing lawsuits and not waiting around for the at-fault doctor to take accountability. Our medical malpractice lawyers want healthcare professionals and their insurance company to realize that we mean business and will not take anything but the best possible compensation. Negligent health care can have traumatic, permanent repercussions, and in the dire circumstances can even result in wrongful death.

In our 30 years of experience standing up to bullies and getting great results for our clients, we have won our clients over $175 million in verdicts and settlements. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a careless doctor in Warren County, MO, get in touch with Burger Law's medical malpractice lawyers today at (573) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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Medical Malpractice Statistics | Warren County, 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 about a third of medical malpractice cases. Too often, negligent doctors are allowed to keep practicing without any repercussions. 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 being awarded compensation. Still, between 2009 and 2018 a full $631.11 million was awarded in medical malpractice cases. You need committed and veteran Missouri medical malpractice lawyers to ensure you recover the great compensation you are owed.

Who Your Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Warren County, MO Can Hold To Blame in Your Claim

We usually automatically think of doctors when we think of medical malpractice, there are many parties that may be liable 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 suits are frequently intricate; it may not be immediately clear who was to blame, or many people might be accountable. The dependable and talented Warren County, MO medical malpractice lawyers at Burger Law will carry out a full investigation into your case and make certain that each party that caused you harm is held accountable for their reckless actions.

Examples of Medical Malpractice in Warren County, MO

Medical negligence happens when a healthcare professional breaches the standard of care, which is how most doctors in the same field and same geographic location would have treated your health issue. Our Warren County, 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 lawsuits related to outpatient care. About 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed every year. Diagnosing health issues early on is imperative in attaining the best possible results for a patient. A misdiagnosis, or missing a diagnosis, can lead to 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 serious health conditions, for instance:

  • 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 inpatient treatment. There are at least 4,000 surgical mistakes in the U.S. each year, and frighteningly, the most common instance is performing surgery on an erroneous body part. Other examples can include accidental incisions, anesthesia errors, foreign objects like sponges being left inside the patient, infections or failure to address complications show up after the procedure.

Medication Errors

An estimated 7,000 to 9,000 people nationwide die annually due to medication errors. Examples can include not knowing a patient's allergies, giving the wrong medication, giving the wrong dosage or failing to recognize 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 found that doctors themselves think that 15 to 30 percent of medical care is not needed, including:

  • 22 percent of prescription medications
  • 24.9 percent of medical tests
  • Over a tenth of procedures
  • Over one-fifth of all medical care

Unneeded care 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 serious birth injury Every year. Not correctly observing the baby during delivery, not correctly using birthing procedures or not identifying a health issue with the mother during pregnancy are all examples of medical negligence that can cause long-term or lifelong health issues.

Nursing Home Negligence

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act put in place a Bill of Rights for nursing home residents meant to shield and guarantee their physical, emotional and social health. When a nursing home institution or staff disregards those rights and your loved one is hurt as a result, the medical malpractice lawyers of Burger Law will hold them to blame.

Failure to Inform or Lack of Consent

We all have a fundamental right to make choices for ourselves. When a physician does not inform you of risks, or neglects to secure your consent before a procedure, it is an egregious breach of your rights.

At Burger Law, our Warren County, MO medical malpractice lawyers have seen it all. We know the ruinous repercussions a healthcare professional's or institution's neglect can cause, and the anger and sorrow that accompanies finding out that your trust was betrayed. We hold careless doctors liable and win our Warren County, MO clients the maximum financial recovery they are owed and that they need to move on and fully recover. Our medical malpractice lawyers also have extensive medical knowledge and will be able to pinpoint how your doctor violated the standard of care. Reach out to our medical malpractice lawyers in Warren County, MO right away at (573) 500-HURT.

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What Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Missouri Can Do For You

Medical malpractice claims are notably hard to win. That is why you need stellar medical malpractice lawyers that have the experience, knowledge, perseverance and skills to get you the best possible financial recovery you know you are owed. When you hire us, our Missouri medical malpractice lawyers:

  • Get started on your case immediately
  • Connect you with trustworthy and competent physicians to finally get you the medical treatment you need
  • Perform a comprehensive investigation, including procuring medical records, qualified testimony and taking depositions of the defendant
  • Consult with our team of Warren County, MO medical experts to corroborate standard of care in your case, show how the treatment you were given was below standard and prove negligence
  • Offer empathetic, sound and honest legal guidance
  • Keep you informed throughout your lawsuit so you are not left in the dark and you know everything you need to make the best decision for your family
  • Oversee every legal aspect of your case so you can focus your energy on recovering
  • Consult with with economic experts to exactly value your damages
  • Negotiate with the insurance adjusters to secure 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 Warren County, MO does not have the resources and legal proficiency to stand up to the expensive defense teams of doctors and large corporations. That is why our Warren County, MO medical malpractice lawyers work 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 sure that the injured and vulnerable in Warren County, MO have access to the highest quality legal representation, one that rivals and exceeds that of large corporations. 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 amounts to malpractice. In order to receive compensation for improper care in Warren County, MO, you must conclusively show 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 commonly 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 practice area, in the same geographical location treating the same medical problem, would not have made the same mistake.
  3. The doctor’s negligence directly caused the injury. This is often difficult to prove, as patients being treated by a doctor are normally already sick or injured.
  4. That the injury caused the patient damages. Examples include physical pain, a disability, 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 lawsuit, according to Missouri Revised Statute §538.225. This is a written opinion from a a healthcare professional in the same field that opines 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 caused the alleged injuries. Our medical malpractice lawyers have a large network of experienced and qualified medical connections in Warren County and throughout Missouri who will help substantiate your claim.

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

The compensation your medical malpractice lawyers will help you collect typically falls into two categories: economic damages, which are meant to compensate you for the financial damages you have experienced because of a doctor'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 potential if the medical negligence led to an impairment that does not permit you to conduct the tasks of your job anymore
    • Medical bills, for instance:
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Further procedures
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or required 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 dollar that you are owed. We know that some injuries are impossible to truly heal from, but we fight to make certain that you get justice.

Malpractice cases differ from other personal injuries in Missouri in a couple of crucial 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 effort to lessen insurance premiums for medical liability. The bill set "damage caps" on how much you can receive in a medical malpractice case 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? | Warren County, MO Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The limits 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 ascertain 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"

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

If you or a family member were hurt by a physician's negligence in Warren County, MO, it is imperative to contact medical malpractice lawyers right away. While most personal injury claims have a statute of limitation of five years in Missouri, medical malpractice claims only have a statute of limitations of two years, pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.105. That means that once you have been hurt your medical malpractice lawyers only have two years to investigate your case and file your claim. 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 they turn 20.

There is no time to delay. Get in touch with the Burger Law Warren County, MO medical malpractice lawyers immediately. We start working on your case at once and do not let up until you collect maximum compensation . Waiting could bring difficulties to your case and could make it tough for even the best medical malpractice lawyers to show the full scope of your damages. Call Burger Law's Warren County, MO medical malpractice lawyers immediately at (573) 500-HURT.


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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Warren County, MO

No one deserves to have their life halted because a physician gave them substandard care. Burger Law's Warren County, MO medical malpractice lawyers make up the highest- and most-reviewed law firm in the Region. We fight hard for our clients and work relentlessly 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 doctors, large corporations exploit your vulnerability. Call Burger Law's Warren County, 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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