St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorney
Consequences of Health Care Malpractice
Medical malpractice is responsible for causing injury and death to millions of Americans every year, and those numbers only appear to be increasing as time passes. An estimated 1.5 million people are victimized by medical negligence on an annual basis, and an additional 98,000 are killed as a result of the actions or omissions of medical personnel. The maladies that can occur as a result of malpractice are almost limitless, but they can leave you facing serious consequences, such as a shortened lifespan, serious scarring, partial or total disability, a compromised immune system and hefty medical bills for ongoing treatment.
An unfortunate aspect of malpractice cases is that the person often does not know he or she has been the victim of malpractice until it is too late to file a claim for damages, as the physical symptoms can sometimes take time to manifest. That is why it is imperative to contact a competent attorney right away if you have been victimized by malpractice, or even suspect that you may have been. Don't assume that your doctor did everything that could be done to safeguard your health. Doctors are among the most exhaustively educated and rigorously trained professionals in the country, but they make mistakes, just like everyone else. We handle all types of malpractice claims including cancer misdiagnosis,
chiropractic malpractice, and
pharmaceutical malpractice, and we are ready to take immediate action on your case.
If you believe you have been victimized by medical malpractice and are unsure how to proceed, call Meyerkord & Meyerkord today. We are an experienced personal injury law firm that has handled all manner of injury cases, including those involving medical malpractice. In fact, we have a team that is exclusively dedicated to this type of case, and other attorneys frequently contact us for our insight or assistance on their own clients' cases. One of our attorneys has a background as a malpractice defense lawyer, giving us a unique insight into how to approach this type of case. Let us put our skill and experience to work for you!