Kansas City, Missouri Attorneys for Medical-Malpractice Claims

Medical Malpractice and Negligence

The majority of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals are intensely dedicated and diligent. However, when acts of medical negligence occur we believe it is essential to expose errors and obtain just financial recoveries for victims and their families. These actions can also bring to light shortcomings in training, procedures and policies to help prevent future tragedies.

If you are suffering and believe medical negligence played a role in your adverse outcome or a loved one's wrongful death, our firm is here to help. In an era when many attorneys refuse to accept medical malpractice cases, our legal team is extremely active in this complex area. Our experience and capabilities cover:

  • Preventable birth injuries such as cerebral palsy or other brain damage, shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injuries — as well as uterine rupture, failure to treat preeclampsia (maternal hypertension) and other forms of negligence affecting birth mothers;

  • Failures to diagnose and timely treat major illnesses such as stroke, heart attack and heart disease, cancer and pulmonary embolism;

  • Surgical errors such as leaving foreign bodies in the surgical cavity and inadvertent cutting of vital body parts;

  • Nursing errors such as administration of a medication overdose or the wrong medication, failure to properly monitor a post-surgical patient, and failure to notify a physician of complications;

  • Radiology errors and failures;

  • Emergency room negligence, often in the form of failed diagnosis despite clear symptoms of a serious condition;

  • Anesthesia errors and injuries; and

  • Neglect or abuse in nursing homes as well as hospitals and other care facilities, as when patients develop bed sores (pressure ulcers) and potentially fatal infections.

Among our significant cases in the realm of medical malpractice, we obtained a $2 million jury verdict for a mother in Jackson County who lost her two-year-old daughter as a result of a pediatrician's failure to timely diagnose and treat the child's heart condition. Our firm's efforts have led to many positive results for our clients and their families across the spectrum of medical negligence.

As leading Kansas City area medical malpractice lawyers, we are prepared to thoroughly assess your case and evaluate your legal rights. Contact us for a free initial consultation.

Past results afford no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits. Missouri Supreme Court Rule 4-7.1.