Medical Malpractice at Lee’s Summit, MO City Hospitals

When we visit a hospital, we trust that the doctors, nurses, and other facility staff who are providing treatment to us uphold a certain standard of care. We also trust that the hospital follows necessary protocols to ensure that each patient receives the proper care they need. However, not all facilities uphold these standards — and reckless, negligent, or intentionally harmful actions can occur.

If you are the victim of medical malpractice, you have the right to hold the at-fault parties responsible for your damages — and if your case involves the negligent actions of a Lee’s Summit hospital, you can hold the entire facility liable in your lawsuit. However, you can only hold a hospital at-fault for medical malpractice under certain circumstances.

When Can You Hold a Hospital Liable in a Lawsuit?

Hospitals must uphold a certain standard of care when providing treatment to patients, along with the nurses, doctors, and other employees who work there. You can hold any healthcare professional who provides you treatment in a formal capacity liable in a lawsuit, including doctors, nurses, surgeons, and specialists, including anesthesiologists and obstetricians. However, you can only hold a hospital responsible for medical malpractice under certain circumstances.

What Damages Can You Collect in a Medical Malpractice Case?

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, you have the ability to claim compensation for the financial, physical, and emotional damages you suffered as a result of your injuries or worsening illness. There are three main types of damages you can claim under Missouri law.

It is important to note that the damages you collect must relate to the injuries or illness you suffered as a result of the malpractice, not the condition you originally sought treatment for. Your attorney can help you separate these two conditions.

Hospitals in Lee’s Summit, MO

The aftermath of an act of medical malpractice can be devastating — and it can feel difficult to seek compensation for your damages, especially if an entire medical facility is at-fault for your injuries or worsening illness. The Kansas City medical malpractice attorneys at Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norflet can assist Lee’s Summit residents with their medical malpractice cases, including litigation against the following hospitals and medical centers.

Whether you are suffering from a negligent act at the hands of an individual professional or an entire hospital, Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet can help guide you through the lawsuit filing process. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation at our offices in Kansas City, Missouri.