Best Medical Malpractice Attorneys | Joplin MO | Columbia MO
A recent study estimates that 210,000 to 440,000 people die each year due to medical mistakes (“negligence”). This makes medical mistakes the third leading cause of death in the United States. These numbers do not include harms caused by medical mistakes in which the patient survives. Many times, the patient or their family do not know the medical mistake occurred. Rarely will a medical provider tell the patient or his family that a mistake has occurred.
The mistakes can be made by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists and other health care providers. The law states that medical providers are to be held accountable for the harms they cause due to their negligence.
Some of the claims we handle include: failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, errors in surgery, nursing, medication, prescription errors, anesthesia, emergency room and childbirth errors.
The amount of time a patient is allowed under the law to make a claim due to a medical mistake (“negligence”) is shorter than most other types of claims. Therefore, if you believe you or a family member have been the victim of a medical mistake, contact Sticklen & Dreyer in Columbia or Joplin.
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