Springfield Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Advocating for Our Clients’ Rights Since 1976
If you or someone you love has been catastrophically harmed by the negligence
of a medical professional, you deserve the chance to seek justice. At
Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C., we have been advocating for the rights of wrongfully
injured individuals since 1976. We are not afraid to stand up to big corporations,
institutions, and insurance companies, and we know what it takes to win.
Why should you call our Springfield medical malpractice attorneys?
- We have won well over $7 billion on behalf of our clients
- Our firm is backed by 40 years of legal experience
- We work on a contingency fee basis – no recovery, no fee
- We’ve earned an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
In order to best serve our clients and the community as a whole, our firm
will only bring a medical malpractice case against a healthcare professional,
doctor, hospital, or other institution if the claim has been fully investigated,
reviewed, and validated as being meritorious by a recognized expert in
the field. We also In this way we can prevent filing “frivolous
You Only Have Two Years to Take Legal Action!
According to Missouri statute 516.105, a claimant has up to two years from
the date of their injury to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. In some
cases, the statute of limitations may be different; for example, cases
involving the negligent or improper implant of a medical device resulting
in injury. The laws also make some special exceptions for minor children.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
We all put our lives in the hands of doctors, dentists, and other healthcare
providers. Unfortunately, this trust is not always deserved. At Strong-Garner-Bauer
P.C., we can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve following
a medical error such as:
We cover all costs for investigating and developing your claim. Any resources
used to help us present the strongest case possible will be at our expense
until your case is favorably settled. Our firm is fully committed to helping
you obtain a maximum settlement or jury award for your catastrophic injury.
Do I Have a Case?
Wondering if you have a medical malpractice case? There are a number of
things that factor into whether or not you have a viable case. Note that
just because a doctor has made an error does not necessarily mean that
he or she is guilty of malpractice. In order for the error to constitute
malpractice, it must have resulted in appreciable harm to the patient.
For example, if a doctor were to make an error during a surgery and accidentally
cause damage to the spinal cord, and the patient became paralyzed as a
result, the catastrophically injured patient would have a case. Similarly,
if a patient with cancer received a delayed diagnosis because his or her
doctor didn’t order the necessary tests, and the patient suffered
major damages to their health and finances in treating the disease in
its more advanced stage, they would also have cause for legal action.
A doctor cannot be said to have committed medical malpractice simply because
their patient got worse during the course of treatment, or if a doctor
failed to cure an incurable illness.
If you have questions about whether the complication you suffered was an
instance of malpractice or simply an accepted risk of a procedure, please
contact us and consult with one of our attorneys.
Joint Liability in Medical Negligence Cases
Under Missouri law, a medical professional may be held liable for damages
for contributory or comparative negligence. This means that even if you
were partially responsible for your own medical illness or failure to
properly treat your condition, a doctor may still have some percentage
of comparative negligence and be responsible for some damages.
Your damages would simply be reduced by your own percentage of fault. In
some cases, there may be more than one healthcare provider at fault. An
example of joint liability might be when your general doctor fails to
diagnose your medical condition on time, and a specialist fails to treat
the advanced condition properly. Both doctors may be held jointly responsible.
Call Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. at (417) 855-2022
Learn if you may be able to recover compensation for your doctor’s
negligence or misconduct by contacting the Springfield medical malpractice
lawyers at Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. As soon as you call, we can schedule
a FREE consultation to discuss the circumstances of your personal injury or
wrongful death claim. Take the first step now by contacting our firm.
Think you have a case? Call us today to
arrange your free case evaluation.