What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in Missouri?

At The Gogel Law Firm, our medical malpractice attorneys in St. Louis know that getting hurt while seeking healthcare solutions to improve your or a loved one’s well-being is unimaginable.

Unfortunately, it happens all too often in Missouri and across the nation.

Here is how you can identify medical malpractice while you or a loved one is seeking routine care, surgery, or other healthcare services, so you know when it is time to contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney for help.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider behaves negligently and causes a preventable injury or illness to a patient.

While many people may assume medical malpractice was the cause of their injuries or the loss of their loved one, there must be sufficient evidence to prove that is true.

That requires four crucial factors to be true:

  • First, we must prove there was a patient/doctor relationship. This means the patient was receiving medical treatment from the healthcare provider they are accusing of medical malpractice.
  • Next, we must prove there was a breach in the standard of care. If the physician provided medical care that does not align with the standard of care another healthcare professional in the same discipline, under the same circumstances, would have provided, you may be able to prove a violation of the standard of care occurred.
  • Third, we must prove that the breach of care — or the negligence that occurred — directly led to your injuries, illness, or loved one’s death.
  • Finally, we must prove that you suffered damages from the medical professional’s negligence, including additional medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Medical malpractice can occur in multiple ways, including anesthesia or surgical errors, birth injuries, and delayed or failed diagnosis to name a few. If you have experienced adverse medical treatment caused by negligence, we want to help you pursue the liable party for your full financial recovery.

Contact Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys in St. Louis for Help Today

If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their life while seeking medical care in Missouri, contact our St. Louis medical malpractice lawyer today to review your case by calling (314) 370-8173 or online to schedule a free consultation.

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