Medical Malpractice Law
Missouri Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Representing Clients in St. Louis, Kansas City, Southern Illinois and Surrounding Areas
Insurance companies have lobbied hard for protection in Missouri’s medical malpractice laws in Missouri because they are responsible for providing coverage when negligence occurs. As a result, Missouri has a number of restrictions on pursuing medical malpractice cases.
Medical Malpractice: It Can Happen to You
No one wants to believe that he or she has been harmed by a once trusted medical professional. But unfortunately, these situations do arise, and it is up to the victims or their loved ones to fight back-if for no other reason than to prevent the same thing from happening to someone else.
It is a commonly perpetuated myth that individuals who pursue a malpractice case are driven by greed and have “frivolous” claims. In reality, medical negligence causes more deaths per year than car accidents. Here are some of the statistics:
- Studies have shown that up to 15% of all medical diagnoses are wrong .
- Medication errors harm at least 1.5 million people every year .
- 100,000 people a year die because of an adverse reaction to prescribed medication .
- 7000 people die because they were prescribed the wrong medication .
- Between 2004 and 2006, 238,000 Medicare patients died because of preventable medical mistakes .
Medical Malpractice Law in Missouri
In Missouri, an injured patient must initiate a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of when the negligence occurred or was discovered. Additionally, a minor may file a malpractice claim up to the age of 20 if he or she was injured while under the age of eight. An injured patient may file an action against any health care provider who was involved in the negligence. This includes doctors, nurses, surgeons, dentists, psychologists, and psychiatrists.
We Can Help You
At Brown & Crouppen, a Missouri medical malpractice law firm, our attorneys are here to support you on the road ahead. If you have been victimized by a medical professional, you are entitled to compensation to cover unnecessary expenses, as well as emotional strife. Contact us today for more information, toll free at 877-448-5415 or submit our online intake form. Your initial consultation with one of our attorneys is free.
Contact the Attorneys of Brown & Crouppen
Call us toll free at 877-448-5415. Or contact us online. Either way, the consultation is free. An experienced lawyer from Brown & Crouppen will promptly contact you and give you the help you need.