St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Our Experienced Team Can Help You Get Answers After Incompetent Treatment
A good relationship with a doctor is built on trust—and when your confidence in your healthcare team is broken, you may feel confused, upset, or even angry. This is common among the victims of medical malpractice and their families. Time and again, what we hear is that they want answers for what they have been put through.
Medical malpractice is a serious charge, but a doctor or nurse’s negligence can have lifelong effects on a patient and their family. These are the people who care for us when we are at our most vulnerable. Reasonably, they should expect lives will be in their hands. However, it’s estimated that around 250,000 Americans die each year due to medical errors. It’s hard to say how many others are injured by errors like misdiagnosis, surgical injuries, or other common mistakes.
Have you or a loved one been in this position? If so, our caring attorneys are here to help you find answers. We have over 24 years of experience and a strong record litigating on behalf of our clients.
Call our St. Louis team at (314) 500-6000 if you think you have a medical malpractice case. We are available any time day or night to schedule your free consultation.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
We often field questions about medical errors and malpractice. How negligent does a physician have to be? When is an adverse effect cause for a lawsuit?
Most medical procedures and pharmaceuticals have some risks attached. A doctor should fully warn you about these risks so you can make an informed decision regarding your care, but just because a patient suffers an adverse outcome does not mean there is a medical malpractice case. It is when this adverse outcome was unexpected and preventable that a doctor or hospital’s liability kicks in. In proving a medical malpractice case, we look to the 4 following points:
- The caregiver had a “duty owed” to the patient—that is, there was a contractual doctor/patient agreement
- The care provided did not meet the standard of what a reasonable professional would have done
- A patient was injured by the failure to provide correct care
- This injury caused damages (monetary and non-monetary losses) for the patient
A strong case will have evidence for every one of these points. As a patient or a family member, you may not have that evidence in hand, but our attorneys can investigate and help you collect it. We have access to medical professionals who can testify for patients to show how care was inadequate and how damages might have been prevented.
Types of Medical Malpractice
A patient who suffers from medical malpractice may know right away that something is wrong. Or, they might not realize they received flawed treatment until weeks or even months later. This all depends on what error a doctor made and what symptoms and damages a patient suffers.
Medical malpractice claims can cover issues such as:
- Wrong-site surgery
- Equipment misuse or failure
- Missed diagnosis
- Wrong diagnosis
- Improper or unfulfilled treatment plan
- Surgical errors and injuries
- Medication errors
- Adverse drug interactions
- Mistaken patient identities
- Development of pressure ulcers
If you are unsure whether you might have a medical malpractice claim, reach out to our attorneys for support. We can evaluate your case and let you know your legal rights and options.
Experienced Litigators on Your Side
Bringing a malpractice claim against a medical group can seem intimidating, but if you or a loved one have been wronged, you deserve answers and justice. Our experienced lawyers are here to support you in making a claim.
Medical malpractice cases are highly technical. The defendants and their insurers will do everything they can to argue they were in the right, using professional examples and language. You need an equally technical team on your side. We have access to a depth of medical resources and work hard to prepare every argument and defense we can for the cases we litigate. In short, we are prepared to do what it takes to see your case through.
Dealing with hardships caused by medical malpractice can be costly and exhausting. You do not have to go through this alone. If you think you have been the victim of a doctor’s error, reach out to our experienced and caring team for help.
Our St. Louis medical malpractice team can provide the high quality, comprehensive legal support you need. Call us today at (314) 500-6000 to begin your claim.
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We Take Cases to Trial
At Geoff Meyerkord Law Firm, we founded our practice around our passion for getting our clients the best possible outcome. To ensure this, we often take cases to trial and won't accept unfair offers from insurance companies.
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Attorney Geoff Meyerkord as well as many of our staff are available 24/7 and on weekends. We know injuries can happen at any time of day and we always get back to our clients as quickly as possible.
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We know that getting our clients the results they deserve requires an extensive amount of research, preparation, and critical thinking. Once we prepare our strategy, we focus group our cases to maximize results.