St. Louis Nursing Home Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The Terry Law Firm has represented clients who have died or been injured as a result of negligent care by doctors, nurses and hospitals. It has been estimated that between 40,000 and 90,000 people die every year as a result of hospital errors. These errors come in many forms, from misdiagnosing a treatable but subsequently terminal illness to surgical errors such as cutting an artery. Scores more experience life altering injuries when medical providers are negligent.
Medical negligence cases are complex and difficult, and it takes an experienced attorney to offer advice on potential claims. We offer free consultations to potential clients who are considering filing a medical negligence claim. Please contact our offices if you or someone you know has been hurt while under the care of a medical professional.
Making a Medical Malpractice Claim
The essence of a medical negligence claim is when a medical institution such as a hospital or medical professional such as a nurse or physician fails to meet the appropriate standard of care and as a result causes injury, illness, or death to the patient.
Generally, successful medical negligence claims have four elements:
- The medical provider had a duty to provide the patient with care;
- The standard of care that is accepted throughout the medical community was not met, or was breached;
- The breach of the standard of care caused injury, illness or death;
- There are actual, measurable injuries and/or damages to the patient.
Medical negligence is a broad term that represents a wide range of breaches of the standard of care. Here is a list of some areas of medical negligence.
- Surgical error causing permanent damage, such as infection, brain injury, paralysis or death
- Failure to diagnose cancer or other terminal illnesses
- Failure to diagnose heart attack, stroke or other time sensitive sicknesses
- Administrating the wrong medicationFailure to properly deliver a baby
The Terry Law Firm has the experience necessary to handle complex medical negligence claims. Nearly all successful medical negligence cases involve testimony from experts who are called on to render opinions as to whether the doctor, medical professional or hospital failed to meet the appropriate standards of care in their treatment of the patient. Other issues — such as caps on monetary damages and time limitations for filing claims — also complicate these types of cases.
Why Choose The Terry Law Firm?
Attorney David Terry not only has years of experience successfully representing nursing home victims and their families, he also has the emotional experience of having had a close family member in a nursing home. Legal knowledge, personal experience and a personal understanding of the emotion involved in a loved one’s nursing home care, make the Terry Law Firm a formidable opponent for nursing homes who neglect and abuse the elderly.
The mission of the Terry Law Firm is to enforce the rights of elderly people throughout Missouri. We have successfully pursued regional and national nursing homes corporations on behalf of elderly clients and their families. For more information please download David’s book about nursing home abuse and neglect, watch our videos, visit the Nursing Home FAQ section of our website or call our office.
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Making a Difference in the
Lives of Our Clients
“Mr. Terry is a wonderful, caring person and it was great working with him. I felt he listened to what I told him and used that information effectively.”Sue P.Missouri Client
“I appreciate the job you did for us. You were not only an attorney, but for me you seemed like part of the family. Thanks so very much.”Brenda GMissouri Client
“Mr. Terry is a vigilant advocate for families of patients whose loved one had suffered nursing home neglect. He went way beyond what was required of him.”Bruce R.Missouri Client
“I could see he was doing an extremely professional job of constructing this case block by block, witness by witness.”ElwinMissouri Client
Let Terry Law Firm Help
The Terry Law Firm helps individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injuries, wrongful death, and nursing home abuse and neglect all over Missouri. We have handled cases from St. Louis to Kansas City to Springfield to Hannibal and many points in between. Whether you have suffered a car crash in Cape Girardeau or Joplin or a loved one has suffered wrongful death due to nursing home abuse or neglect in Cuba, St. Charles or Independence, we can help.