There are many fine hospitals and health care professionals in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. These professionals are human beings, however, and people do make mistakes. Every year thousands of U.S. deaths and serious personal injuries are attributable to medical malpractice by doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals.
Medical malpractice cases carry a common misconception in that some people think they can sue a doctor just because they had a bad outcome from a medical procedure. That is not true. The law requires patients to prove that health care providers were negligent, and that the negligence caused the patient’s condition to be worse.
Missouri law defines Negligence for Health Care Providers as “the failure to use that degree of skill and learning ordinarily used under the same or similar circumstances by the members of defendant’s profession.” Doctors and other health care providers don’t have to be perfect, or right all of the time, they must, however, comply with their profession’s standard of care.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys for St. Louis Metro
Gallagher Law, LLC offers the knowledge and experience for navigating the complexities of often difficult medical malpractice cases in St. Louis including those that involve:
- anesthesia errors
- birth injuries or trauma
- breach of medical ethics
- delay in diagnosis
- failure to diagnose a condition
- failure to monitor
- failure to treat
- medical mistake
- medical negligence
- misreading x-rays
- misuse of medical devices
- prescription drug errors
- surgical errors
- surgical injuries
Tim has filed lawsuits against doctors in many different specialties ranging from anesthesiologists to vascular surgeons. He has also filed medical malpractice lawsuits throughout the metropolitan area, including Lincoln, Jefferson and Franklin Counties in Missouri.
Most people who call about medical malpractice just want to discuss their medical treatment to see if they have a case. Tim can and will listen to the story and answer most questions over the phone. But he cannot tell you over the phone whether you, or your family member, were the victim of malpractice. That opinion can only come from another health care provider in the same field as the health care professional.
If after learning the facts Tim thinks that there is enough to investigate, he will meet with you to discuss it further. He will thoroughly assess your malpractice case and give you straight answers. If you decide to hire Gallagher Law, LLC to represent you, we will gather copies of all of your medical records to have them reviewed by a qualified expert.