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Medical Malpractice

Operation in a process.Even though most medical care providers are highly qualified and competent, medical errors kill or permanently disable roughly 98,000 Americans every year. When you go to an emergency room, visit a doctor’s office, or have surgery, you expect the best of care from medical professionals and medical facilities. Sadly, sometimes that is not the case. If you are injured because of poor or negligent care, you may need a St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorney to make sure you get the care and compensation you are entitled to.

Medical and healthcare providers can be sued for injuries caused by their negligence under the theory of medical malpractice, also referred to as medical negligence. Medical malpractice occurs when treatment falls below the standard of care generally accepted and established by the appropriate medical community. More information about the elements of a successful medical malpractice case can be found on our blog.

med2In a medical malpractice case, our St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyer helps prove that the medical provider did not meet the applicable standard of care in your or your loved one’s particular case in order to recover monetary damages. Doctors, dentists and other medical specialists, including hospitals and surgical physicians, have an obligation to conduct themselves professionally and not harm their patients. When they make mistakes, patients in their care can be seriously injured. Unfortunately, such errors are often avoidable and result from medical professionals who are inadequately trained or who are just too busy to be thorough. If this is the case, you need an aggressive and experienced St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorney to help you.

The Gogel Law Firm’s Medical Malpractice Attorney in St. Louis focuses solely on protecting the rights of injured people. Our St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyer, experts, and staff are focused on helping injured people obtain the medical and financial compensation that will help them get back to a normal life.

Medical errors happen in a number of ways and in all phases of patient care. For example:

  • Emergency room errors can occur when doctors and staff fail to properly diagnose injuries or diseases.
  • Nurses or pharmacists may inadvertently provide incorrect medication or fail to provide the proper dosage.
  • Surgeons may make errors that cause serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries.
  • Doctors sometimes fail to provide the proper care for a patient’s condition, even though they have properly diagnosed the condition.

med3A bad or undesired result doesn’t automatically mean that there was medical malpractice. An experienced St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorney can let you know if a doctor or hospital can be liable for medical malpractice. In order to analyze the case properly, a St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyer needs to determine whether something was done which should not have been done, whether a procedure was performed improperly, or whether something that was medically necessary was not done. Common instances of medical malpractice include wrong-site surgery, objects left inside patients, medication errors, and failure to diagnose a time sensitive illness before it is too late.

med4Moreover, medical malpractice that causes a death may actually be a Wrongful Death case, which could extend the statute of limitations. We have provided information about the difference between Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death on our blog.

If you believe you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, contact The Gogel Law Firm immediately. Waiting too long can result in going over the applicable time limitations, and may prevent you from bringing your case. Our Medical Malpractice Lawyer in St. Louis can help.

Unlike many firms, our St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorney does not charge for an initial consultation.