Medical Malpractice

How Do You Distinguish Between Medical Malpractice & Medical Negligence in Kansas City?

When you or a loved one experience an injury at the hands of a medical professional or facility, it is normal to want those responsible to answer for their negligence. However, it is important to know the difference between medical negligence and medical malpractice when you’re planning a claim. Though the terms are related, there… read more

How to Detect Medical Malpractice

Doctors, nurses, and all other healthcare providers owe a duty of care to their patients. This means that they must adhere to an established standard of care when diagnosing and treating a disease or other condition. Deviating from this standard provides the basis for negligence, and may give rise to a medical malpractice claim. However,… read more

How to Research Your Doctor’s Track Record

Last month, the Kansas City Star uncovered a doctor in Kansas City who had been sued for malpractice 13 times in Illinois but was in good standing in Missouri. This came as part of an investigation of 500 doctors by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and website MedPage Today. The study determined that finding public information on… read more

Medical Error vs Medical Malpractice

When you go to a hospital or the doctor’s office, you expect expert advice from a professional whose years of study and practice should yield positive results for whatever ails you. Sometimes the medication or other course of action they prescribe in this endeavor not only fails to provide a cure, but makes your symptoms… read more

Can I Sue a Hospital vs. Suing the Doctor for Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a frightening reality for thousands of injured patients around the world. Despite more accurate medicine due to advanced technologies, physicians, doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other health care practitioners are only human. This means mistakes, errors, and negligence. When someone else’s preventable error causes injury or death in a hospital setting, the injured… read more

Missouri Scores “F” in Nursing Home Care: Choosing the Right One

It’s clear that Missouri nursing homes are neglecting the very people who cared for us in our younger years. If you have a loved one who has suffered from the negligence of a nursing home, contact an experienced Kansas City, MO nursing home abuse lawyer for a free legal consultation and to help you figure… read more

Protecting Yourself From Medication Errors

If you have been treated for an injury or illness or receive continuous treatment for a chronic condition, medication likely has been or is involved with the process. While your healthcare providers are ultimately responsible for providing safe and thorough medical care, there are a few things patients can do to further protect their health… read more