Sauter Sullivan: St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorney, Missouri and Illinois

Medical Malpractice is defined as improper, unskilled or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, nurse, HMO, hospital, nursing home, dentist, pharmacist or other healthcare professional or healthcare organization. Such negligent treatment involves the offender’s actions or failure to act, and causes injury or damage to a person’s body, mind or emotions.

For a case to be considered Negligent Medical Malpractice, several factors must be present, including the following:

  • A duty of care was owed by the healthcare professional or organization.
  • The healthcare professional or organization violated the applicable standard of care.
  • The person suffered an injury or damage that warrants compensation, or is compensable.
  • The substandard or negligent conduct of the healthcare professional or organization in fact caused the injury or damages to the victim.

malpractice attorney st louisIn a Medical Malpractice Suit, the victim, or plaintiff, bears the burden of proving all of these elements, and sometimes the lines of responsibility are complicated, as multiple parties may or may not be involved in the malpractice. For example, when a doctor prescribes a medication, a pharmacist fills the prescription, maybe a nurse administers it, perhaps in a hospital or other healthcare facility, and the medication was produced by a given drug manufacturer, and the patient’s treatment regimen may have been conducted under the guidelines and restrictions of an insurance company or HMO. The burden of proof requires a law firm to present expert witnesses and testimony to support the victim’s claim of injury or damage due to Medical Malpractice. Add the fact that your attorney needs to fully understand the relevant federal and state laws regarding Medical Malpractice, and it’s plain to see that you need a real expert to help you handle your Medical Malpractice Case.

The lawyers of Sauter Sullivan in St. Louis have extensive experience and knowledge dealing with Medical Malpractice Litigation, and they have the depth of resources to successfully present your case and get you the compensation you deserve when you are injured due to the negligence of a medical professional or organization.

Contact Us for a free consultation with one of our experienced Lawyers. There’s no obligation, and we take many cases on a contingency basis, where you’ll pay us no legal fees unless we win your case.