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St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Contact Goldblatt + Singer for a free case evaluation if you believe you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice in St. Louis, Missouri. Our experienced attorneys are passionate about bringing negligent hospitals and physicians to justice in the face of preventable injuries or wrongful death. Once you give us a call, our firm will immediately go to work on your case, putting several attorneys with different strengths on the job to make sure your claim gets the legal attention it deserves. Your road to financial recovery can start with a phone call to (844) 4-STL-LAW.

5 Common Forms of Medical Malpractice

Errors by doctors or other medical professionals can take many shapes and forms. Anything that falls outside the accepted standards of care within the medical industry, resulting in patient harm, can qualify as medical malpractice in the courts of Missouri. When in doubt, talk to our attorneys about whether you’re the victim of medical malpractice. An investigation could uncover signs of negligence, especially if any of the following circumstances resulted in you or a loved one’s injuries:

  1. Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. A physician negligently failing to diagnose a condition such as a brain injury, cancer, heart attack, or stroke could result in the patient not receiving life-saving procedures or treatments. While no physician can get a diagnosis right the first time every time, if a prudent doctor would have diagnosed it correctly, a mistake might be medical malpractice.
  2. Medication mistakes. Medication errors at any stage of the patient treatment process could be malpractice if negligence, carelessness, or intent to harm played a role in the mistake. Hire our lawyers to investigate your injury, illness, or a loved one’s death to find out if someone is guilty of malpractice for overdosing, medication mix-ups, or wrong-patient errors.
  3. Surgical or anesthesia errors. Mistakes during surgeries such as nicked arteries, nerve damage, bleeding events, too much or too little anesthesia, intubation errors, or “never-events” such as wrong-patient, wrong-site, wrong-procedure errors may be malpractice if another surgeon could have prevented the event from happening. It might also be malpractice if a surgeon failed to warn you of potential risks of a procedure.
  4. Negligent patient care. Poor patient care during any stage of the treatment process, especially before and after surgery, can result in preventable infections, amputations, illnesses, and complications. It is up to nursing staff members to adequately care for all patients, and up to the hospital to properly staff its units for the number of patients. Emergency rooms are no exception to proper patient care.
  5. Birth injuries. Many things can go wrong during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. While not all complications are preventable, it is a physician or obstetrician’s duty to reasonably prevent problems and to react appropriately to emergency situations. Birth injuries such as brain damage, brachial plexus injuries, broken bones, or severe jaundice may point to medical negligence.

These are five of the most common types of medical malpractice cases our law firm has seen since our foundation in 1949. The most important thing to remember is that, after any type of injury or damage in a medical setting, our lawyers are here to discuss your case for free. At no cost or obligation to you, you could learn that a physician or hospital was negligent in properly caring for its patients.

If we do find signs of medical malpractice, we can go up against large hospitals, corporations and their insurance companies in St. Louis in pursuit of fair compensation. We have decades of experience handling even the most complex medical malpractice claims and want to help you, too. Call (844) 4-STL-LAW or submit our online contact form to talk to an attorney today.

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