Personal Injury: Medical Malpractice

Individuals who have been harmed by the medical negligence of a hospital or physician face special obstacles in seeking recovery. Missouri law requires that a health care provider submit an affidavit supporting the plaintiff’s claim of medical negligence, be it the result of mistreatment or misdiagnosis. Without this affidavit, no case can be prosecuted by an attorney. Complications from surgery such as staph infection or nerve damage are sometimes considered acceptable risks, and are not recoverable. Missouri law also makes it difficult for people to recover because of changes that were enacted by the 2005 legislature. These include caps on damages and added protection for physicians.

The lawyers of the Meehan Law Firm have access to medical experts that can review your situation and provide you with their opinion as to whether or not you have a potentially successful case against a doctor or hospital. Medical malpractice suits are the most difficult personal injury cases to pursue, and are expensive to prosecute.