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 Law Firm, 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 Law Firm, LLC, we will provide you with compassionate, outstanding legal support and straightforward guidance. Please call us at 816-400-1000 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.