Medical Malpractice FAQ’s

Information from Our Kansas City Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Claims involving medical malpractice are extremely complex. Understanding the basics of this legal area can help you better protect your rights. At Cullan & Cullan in Kansas and Missouri, our medical malpractice attorneys are doctors. We have extensive training in medicine and human anatomy. Our medical-legal team will aggressively fight to help you restore your quality of life after medical errors or mistakes leading to traumatic personal injury or wrongful death.

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional deviates from the accepted “standard of care,” resulting in a patient’s personal injury or wrongful death. In general, standard of care is defined as “how a reasonable medical professional would act in similar circumstances.” Violations of the standard of care can take the form of surgical errors, birth injury, anesthesia errors, diagnosis or treatment mistakes, medication errors, and other careless or negligent actions.

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How difficult is it to recover damages from medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice cases can be very complex. Care-givers are generally people you trust. And in cases of negligence, sometimes they won’t tell you if an error as occurred. Also, defendants in medical malpractice cases often have easy access to colleagues who will defend them, and the burden of scientific proof lies heavily with the victim. At our firm, we have experienced medical malpractice attorneys who are also doctors trained in medicine, human anatomy, and nursing. They have the medical knowledge and understanding of the law to be the best equipped representatives for your malpractice claim.

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Who would I be filing a claim against?

A medical malpractice claim can be filed against any person or entity involved in giving you negligent care. This could include hospitals, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, anesthesiologists, and others. During your consultation at our firm, our medical malpractice attorneys will review your case and determine what parties may be held responsible for your injuries.

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What would I be eligible to recover with a medical malpractice claim?

If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to recover compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, impairment of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other damages. The medical malpractice attorneys at our firm will also review your case to determine what damages you may be entitled to.

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Medical Malpractice Statistics and Information

Unfortunately, medical malpractice is more common than most people think.

  • 80,000 to 120,000 people die each year because of preventable mistakes made by a doctor or other health care professional, making medical malpractice the 8th leading cause of death in the United States.
  • As many as 5 to 10 percent of all hospital patients will experience some form of medical malpractice.
  • Nearly 10,000 deaths and 1.3 million injuries occur each year as a result of medication errors.

Contact Cullan & Cullan to speak with our medical malpractice attorneys about your case. Our firm is committed to helping victims restore their quality of life and preventing injury to others.

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The Law Offices of Cullan and Cullan M.D., J.D. in Missouri, Kansas, and Arizona handle complex medical malpractice claims. Our attorneys are also doctors, and we use our medical training to build a strong case for you.

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Missouri Medical Negligence Lawyer Disclaimer: The information on this website is not, nor is it intended to be, legal or medical advice. This website is provided by The Law Offices of Cullan and Cullan M.D., J.D. for informational purposes only. Laws are very complex. You should not rely on a website or advice from a friend who had a case when it comes to making decisions about your rights. You should personally consult with an attorney as early as possible for advice regarding your own situation. Every situation is different. Every state is different. There are many factors that are important for an attorney to know before it is possible to give you advice on your case.