When you’re suffering from a serious illness or injury, your first natural instinct is to make a doctor’s appointment or rush to an urgent care facility. After all, it’s reasonable to assume that a trained medical professional can diagnose your ailment and prescribe a curative treatment program. In worst-case scenarios, you may even need to rely on a surgical team to perform a life-saving operation.
Sadly, most hospitals and health clinics are remarkably understaffed and underfunded. Consequently, the doctors, surgeons, and nurses responsible for your well-being may not be able to provide you with a reasonable standard of care. In fact, hospitals encourage exhausted medical staffers to quickly cycle through their patients just to treat as many people as possible. As a result, patients don’t receive the attention and treatments their conditions necessitate. This usually leads to aggravated medical conditions, exacerbated symptoms, and preventable fatalities.
In Missouri, patients and their families have the legal right to file medical malpractice claims against negligent medical professionals. If you’re ready to pursue justice and compensation, contact the Marshall medical malpractice attorneys at Kempton & Russell. Our legal team has been providing comprehensive services and steadfast legal representation to the residents of Missouri since 1951. Because of our experience, medical resources, and litigation techniques, we’ve been able to recover tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
Call our Marshall medical malpractice lawyers at (660) 722-4115 to seek compensation that protects your quality of life.
You may be the victim of medical malpractice if a healthcare professional’s negligent actions, inactions, or omissions caused you significant injury and harm. Your legal team needs to prove that the negligent party ultimately breached the standard of care by contributing to your injuries.
Acts of medical malpractice include, but are not limited to:
These cases can be notoriously difficult to litigate because hospitals and their legal teams are determined to save face in the greater community. To safeguard your claim, you need to hire an exceptional law firm with the resources to thoroughly investigate your case. At Kempton & Russell, we can consult with our medical specialists to determine which parties should be held liable for your injuries. These experts in the medical field can also verify that the negligent healthcare professional failed to provide the care and services that a “reasonably prudent and careful health care provider would have under similar circumstances” (Missouri Revised Statutes section 538.225).
Per the statute of limitations in Missouri, a plaintiff has only 2 years to file a medical malpractice claim. However, there are nuances and exceptions to this law, so it’s important to discuss your case with a knowledgeable legal representative as soon as possible.
At Kempton & Russell, our Marshall medical malpractice attorneys can meticulously investigate the circumstances of your case, research the negligent practitioner’s overall career history, and negotiate or litigate with hospital insurance companies and legal teams on your behalf. If your lawsuit is successful, the court may award you economic and non-economic damages that protect your quality of life.
Contact Kempton & Russell at (660) 722-4115 to schedule a free consultation.
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