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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 litigating medical malpractice cases. We are known throughout the state of Missouri and in much of Kansas. Our results, obtained over the course of more than twenty-five years, reflect the superior quality of our work. We have the experience and expertise to help make things right.

We Get Answers and Achieve Success

Our job is not only to achieve accountability from those who have caused injury, it is also to provide answers. Some who call us do not know whether the poor outcome they experienced or the injury they sustained from their medical care resulted from an unavoidable outcome or rather from negligent, deficient care. Our highly qualified and experienced attorneys have reviewed thousands of cases with assistance from the successful and highly credentialed medical professionals who are members of our team. We can provide answers to you. We can evaluate the quality of care that you received and determine whether it provides the basis for a medical malpractice case.

The Definition of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, hospital or other healthcare provider fails to provide care that a reasonable and careful healthcare provider would be expected to provide under the same or similar circumstances. Medical malpractice (medical negligence) can occur in many different scenarios. In some cases, it is evident that a health care provider has caused injury by reason of substandard care. In other cases, the medical negligence that resulted in a poor outcome may not be so obvious. If you have experienced a poor outcome that was unexpected, there may be a basis for a case.

The Need for Experienced Attorneys

Medical malpractice attorneys should be well versed in the applicable law, and they should also have an in-depth understanding of the medicine at issue. Our attorneys have successfully resolved cases that involved many aspects of physician care and nursing care that patients received in and out of hospital settings. Our attorneys not only negotiate and, where necessary, try medical malpractice cases; they also lecture and publish articles on medical malpractice and trial practice. If a case involves medical negligence, we do not refer it to other attorneys or seek the help of other attorneys. We handle the case here with our staff from start to finish. In meritorious cases, we can achieve optimal results for you.

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Medical malpractice lawsuits allow those who have been harmed by negligent and careless medical treatment to obtain accountability and compensation. We understand the huge toll that medical mistakes can take on individuals and their loved ones, and we are committed to helping you achieve a proper resolution. If you believe that you have received substandard care that led to serious injury or a poor outcome, please call us at (816) 484-3776 or contact us online for a free consultation. You do not pay us a fee unless we recover compensation for you.