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How Long Does A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Take?

On average, most medical malpractice cases take 2-3 years to settle. However, if a medical malpractice case does not settle and goes to trial, the lawsuit can take up to 4 years. In cases where compensation exceeds $2 million, the timeline is often 5-15 years. No two medical malpractice lawsuits are the same, and many factors combine to determine how long your medical malpractice suit...
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Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim Myself?

You can file your own medical malpractice claim. However, due to the complex matters of litigation in medical malpractice cases, it’s generally not recommended for the average individual. Medical malpractice law is one of the most challenging areas of litigation, and the length of a medical malpractice case can take years, especially for higher value claims. Additionally, a plaintiff in a medical negligence claim must...
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Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations in Missouri

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Missouri is 2 years, meaning a patient has 2 years from the date of injury to file a complaint with the court. (RSMo. §516.105). However, medical malpractice claims are unique in that patients may either not know they are injured immediately or not know that their injury is due to a healthcare provider’s error. According to Missouri’s...
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What to Do if you Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

In a perfect world, we would all have the means and ability to be the sole caretakers of our loved ones. All too often, that is unrealistic and impossible which leads to the decision to place them into an assisted living facility. While many nursing homes treat residents with dignity and respect, countless others fail to meet a basic standard of care. It is a...
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St. Louis Hospital Shows A Better Way Of Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, March 1, 2013 This is a story that makes one wonder why it took them so long, as report from a St. Louis hospital explains how a hospital has “produced markedly better outcomes” for children who have suffered a severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The study by Washington University School of Medicine,...
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Radiologists And Mammography Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, February 9, 2013 If you are thinking of becoming a radiologist, either here in Missouri or elsewhere, there may be one consideration you want to take into account prior to taking the leap. If you plan on practicing mammography, those radiologists are most at risk for medical malpractice lawsuits. While failure to...
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A Bruise or Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, November 30, 2012 A star basketball player developed a painful swelling in his arm, eventually causing his arm to swell to two or three times normal size. At that point, he knew something was wrong but he didn’t know what it was. And at first, neither did his doctors. They first diagnosed...
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St. Louis Hospitals Sued for Wrongful Death of Homeless Woman

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, November 23, 2012 The family of a woman who died in September of 2011 in the Richmond Heights jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against two St. Louis hospitals, claiming they refused treatment and cleared her to leave the emergency room with the police. The woman died from deep vein thrombosis...
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