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Over $7 Billion Recovered for Our Clients

Springfield Medical Malpractice Lawyer

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in Missouri?

The state of Missouri requires that for every medical malpractice lawsuit,you must prove that a doctor, in performing their duties, failed the prevailing standard of care and this resulted in injury or death.

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 know what it takes to win.

We are not afraid to stand up to big corporations, institutions, and insurance companies on your behalf.

Here are a few reasons why you should call our Springfield medical malpractice attorneys:

  • We have won well over $7 billion on behalf of our clients
  • Our firm is backed by over 45 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. In this way we can prevent filing “frivolous lawsuits.”

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.

Our Missouri medical malpractice attorneys 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 serious medical injury.

What is the Statute Of Limitations On Medical Malpractice in Missouri?

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.

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 Springfield medical injury 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 Missouri 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. Our Springfield medical injury attorneys will walk you through your legal options.

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  • Our Firm Was Established in 1976

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