Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured due to a provider’s lack of proper care. Doctors, dentists, hospitals, medical offices, and clinics can all be liable. When you’ve suffered because of their mistakes, you’re entitled to financial compensation. Medical malpractice can be a scary experience. As with all cases, our firm handles situations in a manner that guides you through the process with care and caters to your needs.

Injuries resulting in a medical malpractice case can include:

  • Mistakes from surgeries or anesthesia
  • Error with medication
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Childbirth injuries
  • Negligence

Can a surgery be medical malpractice?

Not all mistakes from surgeries or anesthesia constitute as medical malpractice as patients are warned of risks involved with surgery. The patient is required to acknowledge understanding of those risks before authorizing the surgery to take place. Any injuries associated with those risks aren’t medical malpractice.

Follow-up care is just as important with surgeries. If a patient receives proper instructions on follow-up care but doesn’t follow those instructions, the injuries that occur as a result aren’t medical malpractice.

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4 elements of medical negligence

Negligence is one of the most common forms of medical malpractice. In order for a case to move forward as negligence, it means these four elements directly relate to the incident and injury:

  1. It is the duty of the provider to responsibly and reasonably provide care for the patient.
  2. The appropriate standards and guidelines weren’t followed, which constitutes as a breach of the provider’s duty.
  3. An injury occurred as a direct result of the provider’s breach of care. The result doesn’t have to be immediate. Sometimes injuries (like poisoning from medicine or illness from using unsterilized tools) take time to surface.
  4. The patient suffered damages because of the injury. This includes medical bills, time off, etc.

Next steps in your medical malpractice case

If you believe your injury and consequent damages are a result of medical malpractice, we can take the case for you. Our law firm will work relentlessly and fervently on your behalf. We understand how sensitive this circumstance is and promise to treat you with full compassion and care.

We pride ourselves in being detail-oriented so you can receive the totality of financial reward permitted. We are skilled in negotiating with an approach that gets the results you need sans a courtroom, but we are ready and experienced to take those measures if necessary. Contact us today.

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Kansas City, MO

G. Michael Fatall has the attentiveness necessary to put your mind at ease and fight your case with grit and valor. By allowing us to handle the heavy lifting, you can allow your body the rest and relaxation it needs to regain health. We believe your needs come first and want to see you win. Let’s evaluate your situation and take the next steps in moving forward with your life.