Springfield Medical Malpractice Attorneys
We believe that individuals who have suffered injuries due to professional negligence should certainly have access to court. Professionals who charge a professional fee for professional services owe professional duties to their patients and clients. In order to best serve our clients and our community as a whole, we will only bring a professional negligence case against a healthcare institution, doctor, lawyer, or other professional if the claim has been fully investigated, reviewed and validated as being meritorious by a recognized expert specializing in the field. In this way we prevent the filing of “frivolous lawsuits.”
Under Missouri statute 516.105, a claimant has up to two years from the date of an injury to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a medical provider or health care organization for injuries resulting from negligence or misconduct. In some cases involving the negligent or improper implant of a medical device that results in the injury, the statute of limitations may be different. The laws also make some special exceptions for children.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of your doctor’s failure to diagnose and treat a disease properly, the Springfield medical malpractice lawyers at Strong-Garner-Bauer, P.C. will explain how medical malpractice statute 516.105 applies to you. Call us today at 417-887-4300.
Learn more about Medical Malpractice
We all put our health and our lives in the hands of doctors, dentists, and other health care providers. Unfortunately, this trust is not always deserved. The Springfield medical malpractice lawyers of Strong-Garner-Bauer, P.C.can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve following a medical error such as:
- Wrong Diagnosis
- Incorrect Treatment
- Surgical Errors
- Emergency Room Errors
- Pharmaceutical Errors
- Birth Injuries
- Delay in Treatment
- Hospital Negligence
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Lack of Informed Consent
We cover all costs for investigating and developing your claim, including the use of the technology and independent resources to help us present the strongest case possible to ensure a maximum settlement or jury award.
Learn about Joint Liability
Under the 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. The percentage you are considered at fault will reduce the damages by a like amount.
In some medical negligence cases, there may be more than one healthcare provider at fault. An example of joint liability might be when your general practice 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 for paying you damages.
To learn more about whether you may be able to recover money for injuries resulting from your doctor’s negligence or misconduct, contact Springfield medical malpractice lawyers Stong-Garner-Bauer, P.C. We will schedule a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your injury or wrongful death claim.