Definition of Medical Malpractice

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States, followed closely by deaths resulting from cancer and heart disease. Medical malpractice also causes serious injuries to thousands of Americans each year. Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. has established an outstanding reputation in […]

What Is a Personal Injury Case?

What is a personal injury case? Although most people have familiarity with what is meant by a personal injury case, clients sometimes are confused about whether their particular situation provides the basis for one. At Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., we limit our practice to serious personal injury cases. If you have been injured because of […]

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful Death Claims arise out of situations in which an individual dies due to the negligence of another. They may also come about because of a product failure. The scenarios in which wrongful death claims may occur vary widely. They may include vehicular collisions, medical negligence, nursing home negligence, construction incidents, product design and/or malfunction. […]

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Many clients call us because they have questions about whether the care that they or a loved one received was appropriate and acceptable. We can provide answers to those questions because of the extensive and wide ranging expertise that we have in evaluating and litigating medical malpractice cases.

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injury law covers a lot of legal areas. It includes everything from simple slips and falls to complicated medical cases. Any time that a person is injured because of the fault of another person, the injured person likely has a cause of action for a lawsuit. Realizing that you could bring a lawsuit is […]

Gallbladder Surgery Gone Bad

By: Robert D. Kingsland Jr. partner at Dempsey Et Kingsland in Kansas City, Mo. He can be reached at robert@dandklaw.com. Gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) complications are a frequent source of litigation. One of the more common complications is bowel perforation that is not detected and repaired intraoperatively. Time is of the essence in treating this […]

A Defendant’s Naked Admission of Liability Won’t Rob You of the Legitimate Moral Force of Your Evidence

Jason P. Osteen Robert D. Kingsland Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C Kansas City, Missouri Defense counsel will sometimes make a tactical decision to admit liability in a negligence action, typically shortly before trial and often in a case that involves aggravated negligence. Defense counsel will then file a motion in limine seeking to bar the plaintiff […]

80 percent of Autism, ADD and ADHD cases linked to birth injuries

On behalf of Robert Kingsland of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are developmental delay disorders. As the name ASD implies, a diagnosis is not the same for everyone. The cognitive and psychological impairments […]