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Justice for Victims of Medical Malpractice

St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Representation for Injured Patients in Missouri

Although modern medicine has allowed Americans to live longer and healthier lives, patients still remain vulnerable to negligent or wrongful acts committed by doctors and other health care professionals. This negligence, referred to as medical malpractice, causes numerous injuries and deaths each year, and it has the potential to change the lives of victims and families forever.

At Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC, our St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys fight for the rights of clients who suffered preventable harm at the hands of doctors, nurses, and others who provide health care services. Throughout the years, our legal team has been trusted by victims to guide them through the complexities of medical malpractice claims and toward the compensation recovery they deserved.

Do you have questions about filing a medical malpractice claim in Missouri? Contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC for a FREE consultation.

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What is Medical Malpractice?

The health care industry is massive and as a result, medical malpractice can take many forms.

Defined simply, medical malpractice can refer to instances where doctors or other health care providers fail to meet the accepted standard of care when treating a patient.

This commonly takes the following form:

  • A doctor or medical professional does something - or does not do something - that leads to a patient suffering an injury or some type of harm. The medical professional’s actions or failure to take action (omission) is also known as medical negligence.

When a medical professional’s conduct causes harm, injured victims may have the right to recover financial compensation for damages that result from the incident.

This can include a victim’s economic damages and non-economic damages:

  • Economic Damages - economic damages are the financial losses victims experience as a result of their injury or illness. They often include medical bills and, if necessary, the cost of future care, lost work wages, and lost future income due to the injury.
  • Non-Economic Damages - non-economic damages refer to the intangible losses suffered by victims and their families, and they can be difficult to equate into monetary value. These damages can include pain and suffering, loss of quality or enjoyment of life, and the loss of companionship experienced by a victim’s loved ones.

It is important to understand that medical malpractice claims can be very challenging, as they involve complex medical information and because they are commonly handled by medical insurance companies that do everything in their power to pay victims as little as possible. With a proven attorney on your side, however, you can better level the playing field to recover the compensation you deserve.

Missouri does have a strict statute of limitations in place for medical malpractice claims, which means there is a time limit that may impede your claim if too much time has passed. As such, we encourage any medical malpractice victims - as well as patients or families who suspect medical malpractice - to reach out to our firm as soon as possible.

Contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC today to discuss your case.

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What Is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence occurs when a doctor or other individual in the medical profession fails to fulfill his or her duties in taking care of a patient and causes injury or illness in that patient as a result. Approximately 180,000 people suffer injury due to negligent care from a doctor or medical professional each year, and many of those injuries end up being fatal to the victim.

Medical negligence can come in many forms, and some of the most common examples include:

  • Doctor negligence: A doctor's failure to properly treat a patient, including misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, and prescription error.
  • Surgical negligence: A surgeon's failure to conduct a surgery properly or in a sanitary manner, or to properly treat the patient for postoperative infection
  • Medication negligence: Prescription error consists of prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong amount of medication, as well as administration of the wrong medication or in the wrong dosage.
  • Nurse negligence: Negligence on the part of a professional nurse that leads to illness or injury in the victim

File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Missouri

In every one of these cases, the medical practitioner responsible may be liable for the damages that are suffered by the victim. If you have been victimized by medical negligence and left injured or ill as a result, then it is imperative that you contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC right away. We will work to protect your rights in the aftermath of the injury and we may be able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.

Doctor Error Injuries

It is a fact that people will occasionally make mistakes while on the job. In the case of a doctor, errors made on the job could lead to serious injury or loss of life, and while some doctor errors may be unavoidable, there are cases in which these errors are caused by medical negligence. Working while distracted, working while fatigued, or being overworked can all lead to errors being made that cause great harm to the patient.

In the event that a doctor makes an error that causes physical harm to a patient, that patient may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, as well as their pain and suffering. A St. Louis medical malpractice lawyer is available to assist those who have been the victims of doctor errors. By providing skilled and knowledgeable legal assistance, we may be able to help obtain that compensation you are due.

Injuries Caused by Nursing Errors

Nurses have very important responsibilities when it comes to patient care, including communicating changes regarding a patient's condition to doctors, administering medications and overseeing a patient's vital signs during surgical procedures. A patient can potentially suffer very serious consequences when an error is made on the part of a nurse.

Medical malpractice and nursing errors can be made in a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Medication errors when administering medicine
  • During surgical procedures
  • During labor
  • During delivery of a child

In the event that a nursing error does, in fact, cause someone physical injury or illness, then that nurse may be held financially liable for the victim's damages. Speak with a medical malpractice attorney in St. Louis if a nursing error caused you physical harm. We can provide you with help in the form of legal representation that is designed to obtain compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

Because nurses deal with such important aspects of patient care, any errors on their part can result in devastating consequences for the victim and his or her family. At Meyerkord & Meyerkord, we understand the pain and trauma a nursing error can cause, and that is why we fight for the rights of those victimized by such errors. We provide professional and compassionate service for all our clients with the goal of obtaining case resolutions that greatly favor them and their families.

Contact our firm today for a free case evaluation.

We will work diligently to increase your chances of an outcome that sees you fully compensated for requisite medical treatments. Our goal is to help you move on with your life with as little pain as possible.

Our firm is dedicated to community and support, so call now at (800) 391-4318 to speak with a caring and capable legal representative about your nursing injury case.

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