Helping Missouri Victims Of Medical Negligence
Medical malpractice can take many forms, but all of them can have traumatic, lifelong consequences. Malpractice is when a doctor or other medical professional fails to act properly and makes a mistake that should not have been made. Proving this can be quite difficult, but doing so is vital to receiving proper treatment and making sure the doctor responsible pays for your pain and suffering.
At Norton & Spencer, P.C., our medical negligence attorneys will discuss your situation, talk about your options and make sure you are on the right path for medical and financial recovery. Our firm is widely known in the Kansas City region and throughout Missouri in the field of medical malpractice litigation. As reputable malpractice lawyers, we can help you secure the results you need.
Handling All Varieties Of Serious Medical Malpractice
Our trial attorneys are ready to take their experience in some of Missouri’s highest stakes and precedent-setting cases to help you if you have suffered any type of medical malpractice, including:
- Disfigurement or amputation
- Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis
- Emergency room errors
- Birth injuries
- Spine and brain injuries
- Failure to gain informed consent
- Misuse of prescription drugs, a medical device or an implant
- Anesthesia errors
- Foreign objects left in your body
- Surgical errors
Proving medical malpractice in a civil personal injury lawsuit is difficult. To establish negligence on the part of the medical professional, you must prove that another doctor, acting reasonably, would not have made the same mistake. Our medical malpractice lawyers know what it takes to prove these claims. We gather medical journals or research, information on prescription drugs and tests as well as testimony from other doctors regarding how a procedure should be handled. We walk you through every step of your case and fight tirelessly for the results you deserve.
Missouri’s Cap On Recovery Amounts
It is important to note that in Missouri there are caps on medical malpractice cases, including the noneconomic damage cap. If you have been injured, it is important to act decisively to begin building a case, so we encourage you to reach out as soon as possible. It can also be helpful to realize that many doctors have been sued multiple times, but juries cannot be made aware of this information in court. We are here to do everything we can to work toward serious accountability.
If You Have Questions, We Have The Answers
Medical malpractice law is immensely complex. We understand that you probably have a lot of questions about your options and your rights when it comes to your case. Below, you can read a few frequently asked questions that our medical negligence lawyers have taken the time to answer.
Is there a statute of limitations on claims?
In Missouri, you have up to two years from the date of the medical negligence incident to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. In some instances – such as a utensil left in your body – the statute of limitations begins from the date that you discover the wrongdoing. If you do not file before the deadline, you give up your right to recover compensation for your damages.
What if the malpractice occurred when I was a child?
Fortunately, the state has exceptions for child victims. If you were a minor when you suffered medical malpractice, you have until your 20th birthday to file a malpractice claim.
What damages can I recover?
Medical errors and other forms of negligence often have severe – and expensive – damages. A few of the most common damages in Missouri medical malpractice cases include:
- Corrective surgery
- Physical rehabilitation
- Prescription medications
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earning potential
- Loss of income
Our team is committed to recovering maximum compensation for your damages. We do not accept the first settlement. We conduct our research thoroughly to build a strong claim and put as much money in your hands as we can.
These brief answers are probably not the only ones you need. Please feel welcome to reach out to us for more information about medical malpractice.
Contact A Malpractice Attorney Today For A Free Consultation
To discuss any aspect of medical negligence in a free initial consultation with one of our Kansas City medical malpractice lawyers, call 816-454-5800. You may also contact us online to ask a question or to schedule a consultation in our office or at your location.