Over 100,000 people die in the U.S. each year due to medical errors that could have been prevented. At Schmitt Mulhern, LLC, we understand the profound impact medical errors can have on victims and their family members. We are committed to helping you navigate the legal system and understand your legal rights in a medical malpractice situation.
We will not let you be intimidated by doctors and other medical professionals. When health care providers make negligent mistakes, they must be held accountable, so victims can fully recover and similar errors can be prevented in the future.
Our attorneys have over 75 years of legal experience in Missouri and Kansas. Even though health care insurance defense attorneys are tough, we know how to counter their tactics. We will work vigorously to ensure you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve for mistakes made by medical professionals.
Proven Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving Missouri And Kansas Clients
Each year, countless individuals across the nation place their health, trust and very lives in the hands of doctors, nurses and dentists who are purported to be trained professionals. Federal law requires all medical professionals to uphold a high standard of care, but errors are still made and medical negligence is a frequent occurrence.
If you or a family member has suffered injury due to medical malpractice, or even worse, a family member's life has been lost because of medical negligence, you must take action now. Our Kansas City-based medical malpractice lawyers are compassionate and dedicated to maximizing your compensation for additional medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages depending on the unique circumstances of your case.
Types Of Medical Malpractice
There is a wide array of errors or mistakes in the medical profession that may constitute malpractice. Some of the most common include:
- Surgical errors
- Improper diagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Use of defective medical instruments or devices
- Negligence in administering anesthesia or dosage
- Wrong site surgery
- Infant brain injury
- Misdiagnosis of breast cancer
- Hospital staff and administration errors
- Incorrect or defective medications
Generally speaking, those who may be considered professional health care providers other than doctors include pharmacists, technicians, dentists, physician's assistants, pharmacologists, pathologists and toxicologists.
Other medical facilities that may be liable for medical malpractice include emergency rooms, urgent care clinics, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Statute Of Limitations In Medical Malpractice Lawsuits — Take Action Now
There are strict statutes of limitations in Missouri and Kansas that govern how long you have to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against negligent medical providers. According to statutes, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. It is critical that you take action in a timely manner with an experienced legal team.
Get A Free Consultation With An Attorney At Schmitt Mulhern, LLC
Individuals and families in Missouri or Kansas who are the victims of medical negligence often experience not only physical and emotional trauma, but financial hardship as well. Considering soaring medical costs and the fact that you may be unable to work for an undetermined length of time, it is essential to collect the full damages you are entitled to.
At Schmitt Mulhern, LLC, we will provide you with compassionate, outstanding legal support and straightforward guidance. Please call us at 816-787-0145 or email our team to schedule a consultation with an attorney.
We will handle all of your upfront legal costs, and we only charge attorney's fees if we obtain a positive verdict or settlement in your case.