29 Jan Medical Malpractice
JEFFERSON CITY PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS – MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, you may be able to file a claim for against your doctor, hospital, nurse or other medical care provider. At Carson & Coil, we have a team of medical malpractice lawyers ready to confer with you regarding your medical malpractice lawsuit. We offer a free lawyer consultation. During this consultation, our personal injury lawyers will explain your rights under Missouri Law.
WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?
Medical malpractice claims can include, but are not limited to:
- Failure to diagnose the risk of heart attack or stroke
- Failure to diagnose cancer in time to allow for effective treatment
- Diagnostic errors after admission to an emergency room
- Failure to order tests that would identify a medical problem
- Failure to correctly interpret test results
- Diagnosis or treatment errors due to mistakes in handling medical records
- Surgical errors involving anesthesia or postoperative care
- Injuries caused by negligent laparoscopic surgery
- Gall bladder surgery and common bile duct injuries
- Birth injuries due to negligence in the delivery room or in postnatal care
- Serious infections acquired in the hospital
- Mistakes in prescribing medicines or drugs
LEGAL AID FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IN MISSOURI
In 2005, the Missouri legislature changed the laws regarding medical malpractice cases. Our personal injury attorneys are up to date on the newest law changes and are ready to assist you in filing a claim. We work closely with experts from many medical subspecialties in order to determine whether your injuries were the result of medical malpractice.
In Missouri, you have two years to file a medical malpractice claim. Missouri law limits the time you have to file a claim for medical malpractice, because these lawsuits are dictated by the state’s statute of limitations, which creates a deadline for filing in the state’s civil court system.
It’s also required that an affidavit of merit be filed with the court within 90 days of the filing of a medical malpractice complaint. The affidavit of merit must state that a qualified professional was consulted about the claim, and that the professional agreed that the defendant was at fault in a way that caused the injured person’s injuries. If a medical malpractice claim has more than one defendant, a separate affidavit of merit must be filed as to each defendant’s role in causing the harm that took place.
If you believe you have been injured as a result of the negligence of a healthcare professional, it is important to speak to an experienced medical malpractice attorney immediately.
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WHY DO YOU NEED A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER?
Medical malpractice lawsuits are extremely complex and they require experienced accident lawyers to handle these types of claims. It is imperative to contact knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys to pursue your medical malpractice claim.
ABOUT CARSON & COIL’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EXPERTISE
Carson & Coil seeks justice for our clients and compensation for medical malpractice cases. We are one of the oldest, largest and most respected firms in Jefferson City and Mid-Missouri, and we have the resources and the background to handle even the most complex issues. Our firm traces its roots back more than 60 years. We have a rich history in medical malpractice lawsuits.