Springfield Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical Malpractice Claims in Missouri
Every medical professional working in a hospital or clinic must always act carefully and realize that a patient’s wellbeing depends on each decision they make. When the established duty of care and the accepted medical practices are ignored, a person can suffer serious or permanent injury.
The resulting claim against the medical organization or doctor that caused the harm is sure to be complicated, which is why you must enlist the counsel of an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Springfield, MO.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
We can help with various types of medical malpractice cases, including:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Birth injury
- Anesthesia errors
- Nursing home negligence
At Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, we approach each case as if we are pursuing compensation for our own friends and family. We know that your medical malpractice claim is crucial to your future wellbeing, as the cost of corrective treatments after a doctor’s mistake can range well into the thousands.
Proving Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Claim
What exactly can be used as evidence in your claim against a doctor or medical institution? Even though it might not be obvious, there are many ways you can prove that a doctor did you harm through negligence. Our Springfield, MO medical malpractice attorneys are careful to gather and analyze what we can, all to improve your odds of getting a maximized compensation.
Evidence we can use to your advantage may include:
- Your own medical records
- Close-circuit television footage from the hospital
- Career history of negligent doctor
- Second opinions from other physicians
Acceptable Standards of Care
No one can be expected to always be perfect all the time. To some extent, a doctor does have liability protections against “reasonable” mistakes. If you want your medical malpractice claim to be successful, it needs to be shown that the doctor did not use or follow acceptable standards of care.
In other words, the medical physician must have gone outside normal protocols or procedures, knowingly or accidentally. Such behavior indicates either negligence or recklessness, which is the groundwork of an injury claim. You will also need to prove that you had a doctor-patient relationship with the physician, and that the harm caused actually led to measurable damages.
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In Missouri, victims of personal injuries have up to two years from the date of their accident to file a claim. Because of this time limit, it’s important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. In the days following your accident there may be documents or evidence that can be helpful in your case. Not only can an attorney help you through the claims process, an attorney can also give you the peace of mind that important deadlines will be met and that you have an expert at your side to advise you. Beginning your pursuit of both justice and compensation can be relatively stress-free when you come to our Springfield medical malpractice lawyers at Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci. We can start off by explaining your rights as a patient in Missouri and how you can legally react after those rights are violated, especially if you were physically injured due to that violation. Want to know more?
Contact our Springfield, MO law firm to discuss your case and legal options.