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Medical Malpractice Attorney Kansas City

When we go to see a doctor, we trust them to do what is best for us, especially when our lives depend on it. However, doctors sometimes make mistakes, and those mistakes can have tragic, life-altering consequences.

Medical malpractice cases are among the most difficult to prove. Successful prosecution of a medical malpractice case requires not only attorneys who are knowledgeable about medicine and the obligations of medical professionals, but a firm that has the financial resources and professional experience to build a compelling case and take it to trial.

At Burgess Law Firm, we have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to provide our clients with quality representation against what is sure to be a vigorous defense.

Recent studies show that almost 100,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of medical malpractice.

However, that estimate of medical malpractice deaths does not take into consideration the number of cases that go unreported.

Common forms of medical malpractice include:

  • Improper/mistaken diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Botched surgeries
  • Botched lab reports
  • Incorrect administration of drugs
  • Failure to treat a patient or abandonment of care
  • Failure to order prognosis tests
  • Leaving tools or sponges in the body
  • Hiring under-qualified employees
  • Use of defective medical devices
  • Anesthesia negligence

Medical malpractice applies not only to doctors, but also these other medical professionals and institutions:

  • Hospitals
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Technicians
  • Surgeons
  • Nursing Homes
  • Toxicologists
  • Emergency rooms
  • Other medical personnel
All of these professionals have a responsibility to provide a competent and appropriate level of healthcare to the client. Each of these professionals has not only a moral obligation to the patient, but also a legal obligation to provide care and treatment that is line with the standards required by the profession.

Victims of medical malpractice cases can be entitled to damages for physical, financial, and mental/emotional harm.

Recoverable damages can include:
  • Loss of wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of time with family
  • Loss of the care or guidance of a parent
  • Reduced earning possibilities
  • Medical care
  • Care giving services

Contact us Today About Your Medical Malpractice Case for a Free Case Evaluation.

Considering the two-year statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims in Missouri and Kansas, it is extremely important to contact a medical malpractice attorney in Kansas City immediately if you think you may or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice.

Mitch Burgess has a proven record of success representing clients in medical malpractice lawsuits. That success in medical malpractice lawsuits has led to Mitch being recognized in Missouri Weekly among Missouri's Winningest Plaintiff Attorneys, Super Lawyers of Kansas City, Best of the Bar in Kansas City, and Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers.

Please contact Mitch Burgess or Blake Green at (816)-471-1700.

We are conveniently located near I-35 and I-70 in Downtown Kansas City at 1000 Broadway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64105.

Medical malpractice is:

Professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of care in the medical community, thereby causing injury or death to the patient.

National Injury claims in Medical Malpratice Claims in 2012:

  • Death: 31 percent
  • Significant Permanent Injury: 19 percent
  • Major Permanent Injury: 18 percent
  • Quadriplegic, Brain Damage, Lifelong Care: 12 percent
  • Minor Permanent Injury: 8 percent
  • Major Temporary Injury: 7 percent
  • Minor Temporary Injury: 3 percent
  • Emotional Injury Only: 1 percent
  • Insignificant Injury: 0.4 percent
These percentages are from Diederich Healthcare's "2013 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis", which is based on data from the National Practicioner Data Bank.

In Missouri & Kansas

The two states both carry a two-year statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims, though that limitations period may be affected by a number of factors.

Due to the relatively short window of time during which a medical malpractice claim must be filed, it is extremely important to contact a medical malpractice attorney immediately if you think you may or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice.

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Burgess Law Firm - Kansas City MO

4505 Madison Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111
P 816-471-1700
F 816-471-1701

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