Kansas City Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Anytime we visit a doctor or are treated by a health care professional, we trust them to help us heal. But, doctors, nurses, and hospitals make mistakes -- and those mistakes can have tragic, even life-altering consequences. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), almost 100,000 people die each year across the United States due to medical malpractice injuries. However, medical malpractice cases are some of the hardest for attorneys to prove in court. Filing a successful medical malpractice claim requires working with a Kansas City attorney knowledgeable about medicine.
Cullan & Cullan LLC are dedicated medical malpractice attorneys who also have medical degrees. Our firm has the experience and resources needed to build a strong medical malpractice case. Contact us today at (402) 397-7600.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is when the negligent acts of a person or facility in the medical field lead to a patient's injury. Medical malpractice happens when a doctor, nurse, other medical professional, or hospital facility gives a patient incorrect medical care, make medical errors, or commit any other act that leads to a person being injured. Examples would include a pharmacist making a medication error, a surgeon operating on the wrong body part, or a nurse missing signs of a difficult labor.
Common Types of Kansas City Medical Malpractice
There are many different injuries that fall under medical malpractice. Here are the most common injuries reported in Kansas City medical malpractice claims:
- Incorrect medical diagnosis
- Delayed medical diagnosis
- Surgery errors
- Medication errors
- Incorrect medication administration
- Failure to treat a patient in a timely manner
- Failure to order the correct medical tests
- Defective medical device use
- Anesthesia errors
Kansas City Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death
Unfortunately, some medical malpractice injuries are severe enough to take a person's life. If you've lost a loved one in a Kansas City medical malpractice injury situation, you may be able to pursue compensation for your loss. Contact Cullan & Cullan LLC to discuss the details of your tragic situation.
Who Can Be Sued for Medical Malpractice?
Any person or facility involved in your health care can be sued for medical malpractice if you've been injured. Here are the parties who are most commonly named in Kansas City medical malpractice claims:
- Emergency room personnel
How is Medical Malpractice Proven?
For a successful medical malpractice claim, your lawyer will have to prove the following:
- You were treated by a doctor or other medical professional
- The doctor or medical professional acted negligently
- You were injured
- Your injury was caused by the doctor or medical professional's negligence
- The average medical professional would have committed actions different than the medical professional responsible for your injury
Damages You Can Recover in a Medical Malpractice Case
If you've suffered injuries in a medical malpractice situation, you can pursue financial compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
Contact Cullan & Cullan LLC
Cullan & Cullan LLC is dedicated to helping people suffering from medical malpractice injuries. Let us help you pursue a settlement that helps you and your family heal and move on. You can reach us at (402) 397-7600.
Call Today for a Free Consultation
We are here to help you obtain compensation from those responsible so that you can focus on healing, rehabilitation, and getting your feet back on the ground. For more information about how the lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC can assist in protecting your rights, please call (402) 397-7600 today for a free case evaluation.
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