Missouri Medical Malpractice Lawyers Advocating for Victims of Serious Injury
We fight to recover compensation for losses caused by mistakes made by medical professionals
Trusting our health to a doctor is something that many of us take for granted. In many cases, doctors provide the medical care we need to recover from injuries or illnesses. Unfortunately, in others, doctors fail to meet the burden of providing quality care, and additional pain and injuries result. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a medical malpractice injury, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, we leverage more than 20 years of experience to represent medical malpractice injury victims throughout St. Louis County, Lincoln County and St. Charles County.
Common injuries and conditions resulting from medical malpractice include:
· Loss of limb function
· Numbness in extremities
· Avoidable illness
· Allergic reactions
· Birth injuries
What is medical malpractice?
Missouri law requires licensed physicians to provide a medical standard of care to every patient they treat. This means that the doctor must provide quality care that is attentive, error-free and tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
If a doctor fails to meet the standard of care, they may be held liable for any resulting damages. Negligence, treatment mistakes, diagnosis errors and other situations may leave the physician liable for damages.
What are the most common medical malpractice claims?
Medical malpractice claims vary widely from situation to situation. The most common medical malpractice claims include:
Failure to diagnose – Patients who have conditions or diseases that go undiagnosed are at risk of developing increasingly dangerous conditions. Doctors who fail to diagnose a disease or condition may be held liable for the patient’s losses.
Misdiagnosis – Patients who are misdiagnosed and are treated incorrectly may develop worsening conditions and experience unnecessary pain. Doctors who misdiagnose a patient may be liable for the victim’s damages.
Doctor negligence – Failure to follow up with patients, run required tests or meet the standard of care could be considered doctor negligence. If a doctor is found negligent in a situation that caused injury to the patient, the doctor may be held liable.
Surgical errors – Errors that occur during surgery are especially dangerous. If the surgeon nicks an artery, treats the wrong part of the body or leaves foreign debris in the patient’s body, the surgeon may be held liable for the patient’s losses.
Prescription errors – Mistakes related to prescription medication can have serious ramifications. Doctors who prescribe a drug that the patient is allergic to, that poses an interaction danger or is otherwise improper may be held liable for the patient’s injuries and losses.
What is the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case?
Missouri law allows victims of medical malpractice to file a claim for compensation up to two years after the date of the incident. Beginning your quest for compensation as quickly as possible after your injuries is important, however, as these cased involve a great deal of evidence that must be preserved and gathered quickly.
Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation and discuss your rights to seek justice for medical malpractice injuries in St. Louis County
If you or a loved one have been injured or have suffered as a result of medical malpractice, it is important to discuss your options for pursuing compensation for your losses. The Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp offers detailed advice to medical malpractice victims throughout Missouri. Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no fees unless we win. To schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case, call our office at (636) 947-3600 or contact us online.