St. Louis Missouri Medical Malpractice Attorney Lawyer
Medical Malpractice | Nursing Home Abuse
With the growing strain on healthcare resources, cases of medical malpractice are becoming more common. In order to cut costs, hospitals and clinics sometimes push doctors and nurses to see more patients in less time. Sometimes, insurance companies dictate to the doctors what can and cannot be paid for a certain treatment or medical surgical procedure, resulting in the doctors trying to perform more procedures at the expense of the patients’ safety.
If you have been injured or made sick because of an error made by a medical professional, contact us at The Law Offices of Stephen J. Hoffmann.
In order for a client to file a lawsuit for medical negligence in Missouri, he or she must obtain written statement from a licensed physician stating that the medical provider treating the client failed to provide the basic level of care and treatment established by the medical community, and consequently, caused the patient to sustain injury. Since medical records must be obtained and reviewed in order to evaluate any claim of medical negligence, we ask that you bring the records to your initial meeting at our office.
While no professional can guarantee results, each profession has recognized standards of care that may result in malpractice claim if breached. If you have suffered significant damages as a result of professional malpractice, medical or otherwise, we will review your claim to see if the standard of care was violatled.
Nursing Home Abuse and Injuries
Medical malpractice can also occur to the elderly or disabled living in nursing homes and assisted living. These homes generally do provide quality care to your loved ones. When they do not provide quality care, they can seriously injure your loved one. Our attorneys have represented people whose loved ones were injured by inadequate supervision, negligently hiring nursing home staff, inadequate security for mentally ill patients, a bed sore, improper hygiene, and malnourishment.
Do Not Delay – Contact Us Today
In order to protect evidence, and preserve your personal injury lawsuit, it is critical to begin investigating your case immediately. Evidence and witnesses can disappear. It is important to document the important information in your Medical Malpractice case soon after the incident. You should not delay in contacting one of our attorneys at 314.729.0803. We will begin investigating your case immediately.
For information about your personal injury case, and getting money you deserve, Contact Us at The Law Offices of Stephen J. Hoffmann.