St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Medical Malpractice Lawyers in St. Louis, MO. Early detection is something the medical community stresses as one of the most essential factors in identifying and curing serious diseases. When doctors fail to identify a patient's condition or delay diagnosing a disease, this could ruin the chances of the patient making a full recovery. If someone you love has lost their life because of a doctor's carelessness, or a physician's recklessness has caused your illness or ailment to worsen, you could be entitled to compensation for emotional, mental, and physical damages caused by the doctor's negligence.
The St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyers at the Eason Law Firm are committed to making sure that victims are taken care of when malpractice situations arise and that negligent medical professionals are held accountable for their dangerous and careless actions. If you are ready to have the Eason Law Firm fight for the most compensation for your damages caused by a negligent medical professional, call 314-932-1066 today for a free case review or consultation with our St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyers.
Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice
Every patient deserves to be treated with the utmost level of care, regardless of their situation, and all medical professionals are required to provide a certain "standard of care" to patients. If a patient's right to receive honest and adequate medical care is infringed upon, or federal regulations for medical personnel are violated, nurses, doctors, practitioners, anesthesiologists, and other medical professionals can face severe repercussions for their actions such as loss of their medical license and job, fines for violating a medical breach or regulation, and if a medical personnel's negligence caused or contributed to a patient's condition becoming permanent, or resulted in the patient's death, the medical personnel could face jail time.
Thousands of people die every year in medical malpractice accidents. The consequences of medical malpractice by a nurse, doctor, or physician can be devastating, and cause a patient's illness to rapidly progress or become fatal. While medical malpractice can occur for a variety of reasons, the most common types of medical malpractice include:
- Childbirth Injuries - nearly 50% of birth injuries that occur every year are preventable with early detection, careful planning, and close monitoring throughout a patient's pregnancy
- Misdiagnosis - nearly 80,000 to 160,000 patients in the U.S. suffer significant injuries or death every year because of misdiagnosis by medical personnel
- Medication Errors - 7,000 to 9,000 Americans die every year as a result of medication errors
- Surgical Errors - "wrong-site, wrong-procedure, wrong-patient errors," otherwise known as "never errors" occur in 1 out of 112,994 medical procedures in the U.S.
- Anesthesia Errors - 1 in 20 patients that go under general anesthesia will experience complications; in adults over the age of 65, the risks associated with anesthesia increase, with 1 in 10 elderly patients experiencing complications from general anesthesia
Determining Liability for Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is a breach of a medical personnel's commitment to provide a certain standard of care to patients entrusted in their care. If a patient experiences worsened symptoms after treatment from a nurse, doctor, or other medical professional, and has proof of the medical personnel's negligence (records from visiting another doctor for a secondary opinion, evidence that their condition was misdiagnosed and rapidly progressed because of the medical personnel's negligence), and evidence of a doctor-patient relationship, the injured person can sue the medical professional for medical malpractice.
Doctors, physicians, anesthesiologists, and other more advanced professionals in the healthcare industry often carry medical malpractice insurance to protect themselves and their patients if complications arise, and medical institutions and companies such as hospitals and pharmaceutical companies hold extensive liability insurance coverage for medical malpractice accidents that might unexpectedly occur. You are probably thinking, "well, who should I sue if I'm the victim of medical malpractice? My doctor or the hospital?"
Depending on the circumstances of a medical malpractice accident, both the negligent personnel and their employer could be liable for the injured patient's damages. If the medical professional was operating as an employee of a certain hospital, or a pharmacist was operating as an official employee of a medical company, both the negligent medical personnel and the company or institution that they are employed with can be held responsible for a medical malpractice victim's damages. Typically, medical malpractice cases can recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, loss of consortium, or in situations that involve a medical malpractice fatality, wrongful death damages for the deceased's surviving family members.
Speak with a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in St. Louis Today
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, and suffered severe or worsened injuries as a result of a medical professional's negligence, you could be eligible to recover full compensation for your injuries and financial damages. Pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and licensed doctors/physicians are represented by large insurance companies that are aggressive in protecting the businesses and employees receiving coverage from their company, and will do everything in their power to deny your claim, or attempt to reduce the amount of your settlement as much as possible, but hiring an experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer in St. Louis to represent your case can provide protection from the other party's insurer, and ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve for your harm and losses.
Pursuing a medical malpractice claim alone can increase a patient's level of stress, and make it more challenging to recover from a difficult illness or disease that was worsened by a medical professional's negligence. James Eason and the St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyers at the Eason Law Firm can take control of your case, from start to finish, and aggressively fight for the maximum amount of damages for your case. Our experienced attorneys are one of the leading choices of St. Louis residents for medical malpractice legal representation, and the Eason Law Firm is known for being quick, demanding, and aggressive when recovering compensation for their clients' cases.
If you are interested in learning more about how James Eason, a former Golden Gloves Boxer with more than a decade of legal experience under his belt, and the St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyers at the Eason Law Firm can recover the highest settlement for your medical malpractice case, don't hesitate to call 314-932-1066 or contact Eason Law today for a free case review and consultation, and begin your medical malpractice claim today.