Medical malpractice claims can be challenging to prove and even harder to win. The attorney you work with must have in-depth experience in this particular area of law, a strong understanding of medical injuries, and a trusted network of medical specialists.
At Kempton & Russell, we have decades of experience bringing medical malpractice claims against negligent doctors, hospitals, nurses, and other medical specialists. We treat each claim with the highest level of care, providing individualized solutions that reflect the unique situations of each client. You deserve nothing less than our utmost dedication and hard work.
Medical malpractice is often characterized as an instance in which treatment from a medical professionals falls below the accepted standards of care or violates a patient’s rights. Many people may be victims of medical malpractice and not even realize that their injuries and suffering was a result of a doctor’s malpractice.
The following elements can indicate medical malpractice:
In most cases, victims or the family of a victim of medical malpractice have up to two years from the date of their injury to file a claim. It may be difficult to tie your injury back to one specific date or incident. An attorney can help you understand the intricacies of a medical malpractice claim and can help you understand the specific nature of your case. Not only can a skilled attorney investigate your claim but they can help you understand your rights and opportunity for recovery.
Our medical malpractice lawyers can represent claims in Missouri such as:
Medical negligence, or medical malpractice, can take many forms. Depending on which medical professional caused the injury, medical negligence claims can be brought against hospitals, hospital staff, doctors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals. However, when someone suffers an injury in a hospital or after a medical procedure, they might not know what kind of claim to file. The following are some common examples of medical malpractice.
Procedures Gone Wrong
Some cases of medical negligence are blatant errors, including amputating the wrong limb or performing a treatment on the wrong patient. However, not all medical procedures that go wrong will be the basis of a claim. Only when a doctor fails to exercise reasonable care will a person be able to sue for damages.
Lack of Informed Consent / Medical Battery
Since medical malpractice injuries are not always discovered right away, the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice claim works differently than other personal injury claims. According to Missouri Revised Statutes Section 516.105, you have two years from the date you were injured or in some cases, the date you discovered your injury to file a claim. If an injury victim is considered a minor under age of 18 at the time of their injury, they have until their 20th birthday to file their claim. The statute of limitations can be a complex topic, call our firm today to learn how this law may affect your case.
Litigating medical malpractice claims can be difficult because of the complexities of medical injuries, the tendency of jury bias, and the extensive resources necessary to investigate a claim. We respond to these obstacles with diligent fact finding and case preparations, pouring through volumes of medical records to identify what went wrong and evidence of medical liability. We also bring in the relevant medical specialists to validate your medical malpractice claim.
Once secure that important verification, we prepare your claim for trial. This proactive strategy provides us with important leverage in settlement negotiations. If a case cannot be settled with the desired outcome, you'll know that we are always ready to litigate for you.
During this challenging time, we are more than your attorneys. We are your biggest advocates and allies, fighting with insurers to get you the highest possible settlement. Tell us more about your accident and your struggles. We are ready to listen.
Our office is conveniently located in Sedalia, right across from the courthouse. Weekend and evening consultations are available by appointment.
Our Sedalia personal injury lawyers are ready to help you seek justice and financial recovery, no matter how complex your case may be, and no matter who the legal opponent is. Our legal advocates know how to assert clients’ rights against national insurance companies, large manufacturers, and other deep-pocketed opponents, coming away with legal victories for our clients time and again.
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