What Is Medical Malpractice?

Negligence in the Medical Field

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers injury due to the negligence of a medical professional. For example, a doctor error could result in misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose, causing the patient to receive the wrong type of treatment or no treatment at all. This might, in turn, result in further illness or injury. A pharmacy could make a mistake with a patient's prescription, resulting in a medication error. Surgeons could also cause wrongful surgical injuries due to negligence, such as gastric bypass errors, incorrect operation, or postoperative infections due to use of contaminated instruments.

These are only a few of the many types of medical malpractice. Anyone who has become injured or ill or whose condition has worsened due to the carelessness of a medical professional has every right to file a personal injury claim for compensation. Medical malpractice claims can be difficult to prove, especially since hospitals and doctors require patients to sign a number of forms and waivers to prevent liability. This is why it is important to hire an excellent St. Louis medical malpractice attorney as soon as you possibly can. With their counsel and representation, you will have the highest chance of recovering the damages you have incurred.

Hire a St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyer to Recover Compensation

Meyerkord & Meyerkord has provided excellent legal counsel for injury victims across the state of Missouri for many years. We have extensive experience in medical malpractice cases and have received various awards for our service and success. Our attorneys are also community-oriented and consistently give back to our cities and neighborhoods. Contact our firm right away to schedule a free case evaluation if you are the victim of medical malpractice of any kind. We will support you and fight relentlessly for a full recovery.