Lee’s Summit Missouri medical malpractice lawyer Jeffrey Carey brings experience and compassion to your medical malpractice case.
Missouri tort reform legislation, enacted in 2005, changed the landscape of medical malpractice litigation significantly. It is now far more difficult and costly to successfully prosecute a medical malpractice action. If an individual’s injuries are not serious or permanent, lawyers have difficulty investing the substantial sums necessary to succeed in these actions. Even with serious and permanent injuries, approximately two-thirds of the medical malpractice cases that go to trial result in a defense verdict. This makes working with medical malpractice lawyers more important than it has ever been for the outcome of these cases.
Kansas City Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you are seriously injured or have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, it is important to move quickly in order to assess your claim. Most lawsuits in Missouri must be filed within five (5) years of the date of the injury. Medical malpractice lawsuits, however, must ordinarily be filed within two (2) years of the date of injury (if it has been more than two years you may still have a claim but you must move very quickly). Due to expert opinions required within ninety (90) days after you file your case, you need to move even more quickly with the help of lawyers you can trust.
As an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Kansas City, it is my philosophy that only clear and avoidable medical negligence cases should be filed. Physicians have difficult jobs and are not liable every time someone in their care has an adverse result. However, physicians whose careless or reckless actions cause injury should be required to compensate those that they harm. Some of the areas of medical malpractice that we fight are listed below.
Birth Injuries can be devastating and the result of neglect and lack of proper care during delivery. Jeffrey Carey’s Lee’s Summit practice has experience you can count on in birth injury litigation. We focus on investigating and prosecuting your case so that life can be better for you and your child. Read more at the link above.
From indifferent nursing home care to staff intentionally victimizing the elderly residents in their care, nursing home residents can fall victim to a number of unacceptable situations. Our medical malpractice lawyers can help.
Failure to Diagnose
With many diseases, early diagnosis can make an enormous difference. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you determine if an earlier diagnosis would have given you or a loved one a better chance of recovery. For fast developing diseases like mesothelioma or other aggressive cancers, a matter of months can be crucial. For other conditions, they develop slowly over time and an earlier missed diagnosis will be necessary for you to be able to make a claim.
All surgeries carry risk. When your injury, however, is a result of a physician making a significant error during surgery you can consult with a medical malpractice attorney to determine if you can make a claim.