Medical Malpractice at Excelsior Springs, MO City Hospitals

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, surgeon, or other healthcare provider causes injury to you through a negligent act or a failure to act. Suffering this injury can have a major impact on your physical, emotional, and financial well-being; medical malpractice can lead to additional medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Under Missouri law, you have the right to recover compensatory damages for the losses you suffered as a result of the negligence through a lawsuit in civil court. You can file your claim against the individuals responsible for your damages — and you may be able to hold the hospital liable as well.

How Can You Hold a Missouri Hospital Responsible for Medical Malpractice?

In many medical malpractice cases, you file a claim against an individual medical professional or a group of healthcare providers who are directly responsible for the negligence you suffered. However, there are some instances where you may be able to name the hospital where you experienced the negligence in your lawsuit.

To determine if your case is eligible, you will have to identify whether or not the individual responsible for your injury is an employee of the hospital or if he or she was an independent contractor operating out of the facility.

If the individual is an employee, you can file your claim against the hospital. If the individual is a contractor, you can name the facility in your lawsuit under one of the following circumstances.

Proving a Medical Malpractice Case in Kansas City, Missouri

To file a successful medical malpractice lawsuit, you and your Kansas City medical malpractice lawyer will need to work closely together to develop a strong argument for your compensation. You will need to prove two main claims: that the individual medical professional was responsible for your injuries, and that the circumstances surrounding your case allows you to name the hospital in your lawsuit.

To prove your case against the individual professional, you will need to provide enough evidence to satisfy the following four elements.

Have You Suffered an Injury in an Excelsior Springs Hospital?

Medical malpractice can occur anywhere, including Excelsior Springs. If you have suffered an act of medical malpractice at Excelsior Spring Hospital or another nearby facility, such as Liberty Hospital or Saint Luke’s North Hospital, it is important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible — and Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet can help.

Our Kansas City personal injury lawyers have years of experience assisting residents of Excelsior Springs and the surrounding areas with their medical malpractice claims. We will work closely with you to determine which damages you qualify for, help you navigate the lawsuit process, and utilize our wide network of resources to build a compelling case on your behalf.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys. We are available to meet at our offices in Kansas City, or an alternate location upon your request.