Medical Malpractice is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the United States. Our offices in St. Louis, Columbia and Kansas City can help those who have a medical malpractice or medical negligence claim. The involvement in the investigation of your claim is critical. If you feel you or a loved one has suffered or injured due to negligence of a hospital or doctor, please contact us immediately.
Our law firm handles various medical malpractice and medical negligence cases. Medical malpractice refers to a medical professional’s negligent actions and/or inactions that caused a patient’s injury or death. In these instances, the medical professional may be held liable for failure to provide the appropriate care. Our offices in St. Louis, Columbia and Kansas City can help those who have a medical malpractice or medical negligence claim.
Regardless of the medical malpractice case, victims and their families usually find themselves faced with unexpected, often overwhelming, emotional and financial burdens.
Representing Medical Malpractice Victims in Missouri.
- Brain Injuries
- Surgical Errors
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Medication Errors
- Cosmetic Surgery Error
- Pediatric Meningitis
- Hospital Infections
- Wrongful Death
An injury that happens before, during, or immediately after birth, can be a traumatic event, especially when it is caused by negligence on the part of a medical professional. Birth injuries can lead to brain damage, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and more, putting the family under severe emotional and financial distress.
- Cerebral Palsy
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Erb’s Palsy
- Brain Damage
- Prenatal Misdiagnosis
Our firm understands your rights as a patient and we are devoted to helping mothers and children who have suffered a birth injury because of careless doctors. For every 1,000 children born in the United States, 6.68 instances of birth trauma occur. While some of these situations are the result of natural causes, others are the result of medical negligence. A child and its mother should never suffer an unnecessary injury during delivery, especially if the trauma is avoidable. Medical malpractice can cause or amplify birth injury.
Failure to Diagnose
If left untreated or misdiagnosed, most medical conditions worsen. As a patient, you depend on medical professionals for an accurate and timely diagnosis. If medical negligence prevents this level of care and delays proper treatment, you have the right to sue the hospital and/or medical professional that caused the trauma. If a failure to diagnose exists, the patient could face increased medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
In one possible instance, a pharmacist may give the patient a medication other than the one prescribed. In another case, a nurse may administer the medication incorrectly. Occasionally, a doctor may even prescribe the wrong dosage of medication or prescribe a drug that has a potentially dangerous interaction with another medication the patient is taking. If any of these medication errors occur, a severe allergic reaction, debilitating injury, or even death may result. Ted Luby has personally obtained recovery for individuals given the wrong medication, in particular those from local pharmacies. The wrong medication can be given easily, so it is important to stay informed.
Physicians must follow strict standards of care and patients should expect nothing less. Even if the physician is a good physician, this doesn’t mean he can’t make a mistake. When a physician gives the wrong medication or misses a diagnosis, or makes a surgical error, this could be a failure to perform within the standard of care. If you think you have a case call our office at 314-421-5829
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
As a result of neglect in a nursing home, a wide variety of painful, debilitating and life-threatening injuries could be suffered. Some of the common nursing home neglect cases investigated by our attorneys include:
- Bed Sores (also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers)
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Abuse and Assault Restraint Injuries
- Strangulation, Falls, and Fractures
- Wandering and Leaving the Facility