Health care professionals are there to help and not cause harm. When they make mistakes, you and your loved ones can suffer. Sometimes these mistakes are life-changing for the harmed individual and can result in permanent disfiguration, disabilities, and even death. Common occurrences of medical malpractice include birth defects, failure to diagnose, improper diagnosis, medication errors, surgical errors, plastic surgery errors and cosmetic surgery malpractice.
If a health care provider does not exercise the same level of care as a reasonably prudent and careful health care provider would use under similar circumstances, causing you harm, you may have a legal claim. There are limits to the time available to take such recourse, known as the statute of limitations. It is 2 years in both Kansas and Missouri – but if the malpractice results in death, the time limit to file suit in Missouri is 3 years.
There are many unique steps to pursuing a case of medical malpractice. Our expert team can assist you with navigating the process. Contact us today for a free, no-strings-attached consultation.