Kansas City Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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A stethoscope on a white table Doctors, nurses, and other health care providers are responsible for the health and safety of their patients. According to the law in our state and most other states, health care providers are professionally negligent if they fall below what is known as the "standard of care."

While we all need doctors and pharmaceutical companies to provide us with life-saving medical care and medication, such doctors and companies must be held accountable if they act in ways that cause unnecessary harm to our clients.

At Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. the goal of our Kansas City medical injury attorneys is to obtain fair compensation for our clients to cover the damages incurred by the extent and severity of their injuries. There are a variety of ways in which a person can suffer injuries or death at the expense of medical malpractice.

The Kansas City medical malpractice lawyers at Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. can help you understand your options. Contact our firm today to get started.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Examples of medical malpractice include, but are not limited to, the following:

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

According to Missouri Revised Statutes section 516.105, you have two years from the date you sustained your injury or the date you discovered your injury to file a claim with a maximum time period of ten years to file a claim.

Since injuries incurred through medical malpractice are not always discovered right when the injury occurs, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases works a little different than that of other personal injury claims. The statute of limitations can be a complex area of medical malpractice law.

What Is Considered Medical Negligence?

As a society, we are taught to unconditionally trust our doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals to keep us safe and healthy when we are in need of their expert services. While the majority of physicians and specialists uphold excellent standards of treatment and care, medical negligence is a rising concern throughout the United States as it continues to cause irreparable harm to countless Americans.

Unfortunately, when a medical professional is negligent, he or she is directly putting you or your loved one’s life at risk. Holding these irresponsible and reckless parties accountable is crucial in obtaining the justice you deserve as well as protecting the next unsuspecting patient from a similar experience.

Medical negligence includes, but is not limited to:

  • Surgical errors – Few things are as terrifying as going into surgery and waking up worse than before. Unsafe procedures and improper care before, during, and after the surgery can all result in permanent damage. Common examples include using nonsterile instruments, failure to control bleeding, failure to adequately monitor vital signs, damaging nerves or organs, etc.
  • Misdiagnosis – if your conditions present themselves in unusual ways, this is not considered a misdiagnosis. However, it is negligence when a doctor fails to diagnose or misdiagnoses something that any other professional with their level of training and access to information would have known.
  • Delayed diagnosis – As with misdiagnosis, this is considered negligence if other doctors under the same circumstances would not have missed the illness.
  • Childbirth injuries – These commonly occur as a result of hemorrhaging, oxygen deprivation, improper use of forceps, C-section complications, and more.
  • Medication errors – Irresponsible or inaccurate handling of medication is extremely dangerous as it can lead to overprescribing and other fatal errors.
  • Anesthesia errors – These include giving the wrong dosage, either too much or too little, as well as failing to properly monitor and recognize complications.
  • Hospital infections – Pneumonia is one of the most dangerous consequences of hospital-acquired infections, which also include urinary tract infections and surgical site infections.

Why You Should Choose Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. to Represent You

Medical malpractice cases can be extremely complex and require the skill and experience of an attorney. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Kansas City know just how devastating personal injuries caused by medical negligence can be.

Injured individuals and their loved ones deserve a team of advocates who take every step possible to ensure their clients receive the legal representation that they deserve. Therefore, you should consider working alongside Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. if you believe your or a loved one’s injuries are the result of medical malpractice.

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Do you believe you have been the victim of medical negligence in Kansas City? Call (888) 398-2277 and schedule your free, initial consultation!