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Lawrence Medical Malpractice Lawyers

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    Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Lawrence, KS

    Diligently Pursuing Compensation for Victims of Medical Negligence

    You trust your doctor for high-quality medical care when you have an illness or injury. If they negligently breach your trust and you are injured, you have a right to seek compensation through an insurance or legal claim. Unfortunately, errors by medical practitioners that hurt patients happen all too often. Our Lawrence medical malpractice lawyers hold doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other health care providers accountable for surgical errors, misdiagnoses, birth injuries, and other harm to patients.

    If you believe the carelessness of a doctor or another medical provider caused your injuries, an experienced attorney from Palmer Law Group can examine the facts of your case and counsel you about your options.

    Call us today at (785) 233-1836 to speak with a respected medical malpractice lawyer. We know how to take on the health care establishment and win on behalf of injury victims.

    Why Choose Palmer Law Group?

    Award-Winning Lawrence Medical Malpractice Lawyers

    Our law firm has successfully fought for justice for medical malpractice victims for over 30 years. We will fight for you if your case shows evidence of negligence.

    • Our attorney team has won over $100 million in compensation for clients.
    • As you can see on our accomplishments page, we have been honored with many high-profile legal awards for our skill and professionalism.
    • We have been an established law firm in Kansas since 1980 and have in-depth knowledge of the state’s medical malpractice laws, insurance system, and civil courts.
    • We provide free, no-obligation consultations so we can learn about your case and you can learn more about us in a pressure-free environment.

    Still wondering whether to reach out to our Lawrence medical malpractice lawyers? The experiences of other people who have worked with us may help you decide. Read what previous clients have to say about our services on our testimonials page. We look forward to learning how we can help you.

    What Our Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Do For You

    Taking on the medical establishment is intimidating. Doctors stick together and your doctor is not going to readily admit they made a mistake that injured you. You will need strong evidence that your doctor injured you due to their negligence before you file a claim.

    Here are some of the ways we can help you:

    • We will investigate all the evidence.
    • We will review your damages and help you determine the value of your claim.
    • We will work diligently to prove liability.
    • We will aggressively negotiate a settlement with the insurer.
    • If the doctor will not settle, we will counsel you about going to court.

    In essence, when you work with one of our medical malpractice lawyers, we will be there for you from beginning to end. You can rest easy knowing that you are in sound legal hands with a law firm that wants to get the best possible outcome for you.

    Medical Errors that May Lead to Malpractice Claims

    Medical errors are not uncommon. According to information at the National Library of Medicine website, medical errors in hospitals and clinics result in approximately 100,000 deaths each year and cost billions of dollars annually. The most common reasons for medical malpractice claims are surgical errors and diagnosis mistakes.

    Here is a list of some of the types of mistakes that health care providers make:

    • Misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose illnesses
    • Performing surgeries on the wrong part of the body
    • Performing unnecessary surgeries
    • Leaving surgical tools or debris inside patients’ bodies
    • Ordering the wrong tests or improperly reading test results
    • Prescribing or administering the wrong medications
    • Mixing up patient medications
    • Discharging patients too soon
    • Not providing proper follow-up instructions after surgeries or procedures
    • Not taking correct actions in emergency situations.

    Doctor’s offices, hospitals, and operating rooms are busy places. It is perhaps not surprising that overworked and tired health care providers can make mistakes.  While not every error in a medical setting is a case of malpractice, if a patient was injured and the doctor’s actions were negligent, they can be sued for malpractice.

    Lawrence Medical Malpractice Attorneys Answer Frequently Asked Questions

    Following are frequently asked questions about medical negligence claims.

    What damages can I claim in a medical malpractice case?

    Damages available in medical malpractice cases may include payment for:

    • Medical costs
    • Lost wages
    • Loss of future income
    • Pain and suffering
    • Emotional distress.

    Punitive damages may also be available in cases of especially gross negligence. We will assess your losses to help you determine damages to pursue.

    How will your medical malpractice attorney prove negligence by my doctor?  

    Elements involved in establishing negligence by doctors include the following:

    • A doctor-patient relationship existed; thus, the doctor owed you a duty of care.
    • The doctor did not live up to the accepted standard of medical care that another doctor would have in a similar situation.
    • You were injured due to the doctor’s negligence.
    • You suffered damages because of your injuries.

    Our medical malpractice attorneys clearly understand the complexities of proving negligence by doctors and what evidence is necessary for success.

    How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim?

    Under the Kansas statute of limitations, you have two years from the date of your injury, or the date you found out you were injured, to file a lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, barring some exceptional situations, you may be unable to file. Our Lawrence medical malpractice lawyers can explain specific deadlines for your case.

    Who can be held liable in a claim?

    Physicians are not the only medical providers who can be held liable in malpractice claims. Nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, therapists, X-ray technicians, nursing assistants and aides, hospitals, clinics, and pharmaceutical companies can be named in suits. Sometimes more than one party may be liable.

    Will I have to go to court and testify in front of my doctor?

    Many medical malpractice cases are resolved through negotiations with medical malpractice insurance companies. However, there are instances in which doctors and their insurance providers will not settle. This can happen, for example, if the doctor disputes that they are at fault. These cases may need to be resolved in court; if this happens in your case, you may have to testify. But cases can settle at any time, even before or during trial.

    Reach out to Palmer Law Group for answers to questions pertaining to your case.

    Get Help from Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Lawrence, KS

    Being injured by a medical provider to whom you have entrusted your health and well-being is distressing and confusing. If the injuries were due to the provider’s negligent actions, you deserve to be compensated for the damages you have suffered.  Our medical malpractice lawyers in Lawrence, KS, are here for you. We can help you understand whether you have a case based on all the facts of the doctor error and your injuries. If you do, we will explain the legal process for pursuing compensation and guide you throughout every step.

    Reach out to us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys at (785) 233-1836. You can trust our reputable law firm for sound guidance and knowledgeable representation.