Kansas City Medical Malpractice Attorney
Assisting Patients Who Suffered Unnecessary Harm at the Hands of a Medical Professional
Everyone makes mistakes, and medical professionals are no different. However, when a doctor, surgeon, or nurse makes an error, it can result in serious harm to a patient who is already experiencing medical issues. Medical errors can worsen a patient’s condition, result in preventable complications, require additional treatment or extended hospital stays, and may even be life-threatening or fatal.
Suffering injuries at the hands of a trusted physician or another medical professional can be devastating. What can be even more difficult is trying to deal with the doctor or hospital’s insurance company to get the compensation you need and deserve. You should discuss what happened with a highly experienced Kansas City personal injury lawyer at Criterion Law, LLC. Schedule your free case evaluation with attorney Larry Wright today.
Common Forms of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice refers to negligence on the part of a medical professional that results in harm to patients. Not every mistake a doctor makes will rise to the level of negligence, however. If a doctor makes an honest mistake that another doctor might have made in the same situation, patients may not have the right to hold them liable for injuries and losses. On the other hand, when a doctor breaches their required duty of care, they should be accountable for the harm they cause as a result.
Medical malpractice claims center around many types of errors, including the following:
- Surgical errors
- Failure to diagnose a condition
- Delay of treatment
- Wrongful discharge from the hospital
- Communication errors
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries
- Brain injuries
- Hospital negligence
- Dental negligence
- Chiropractic negligence
Demonstrating that a doctor was negligent can be complicated, so you always want a lawyer on your side who understands how to prove medical malpractice claims.
Your Rights after Medical Negligence
Medical malpractice can result in serious harm and overwhelming losses for patients. Some common losses cited in this type of claim include:
- Medical expenses, including hospitalization, surgery, medication, rehabilitation services, home healthcare, and more
- Lost income from missing work due to the injury
- Future financial losses if you cannot return to work or require ongoing medical care
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disabilities
Even though victims of medical malpractice can often demonstrate extensive losses, insurance companies for doctors and hospitals are less than cooperative or sympathetic. The priority for insurance companies is to limit liability for medical professionals whenever possible, so they can limit the amount the insurer pays to injured patients. It is critical for victims of medical malpractice to seek help from an attorney who knows how to go up against insurance companies and fight for the settlement that you deserve.
Discuss a Possible Case with a Skilled Kansas City Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Criterion Law, LLC takes on tough cases stemming from various forms of medical malpractice and involving many types of serious injuries. If you believe your doctor caused unnecessary and preventable harm or complications, speak with experienced injury attorney Larry Wright today. Call (816) 897-0554 or contact the firm online for a free consultation,