Medical Malpractice Attorney in Kansas City
Medical Malpractice is an area of the law where it is especially important to get a lawyer who has experience in handling medical malpractice cases and being successful in handling them. Medical Malpractice cases have one of the shortest Statute of Limitations (Time for which you must file your case with the proper court). The Statute of Limitations for a medical malpractice case is two years from the injury or two from which time the injury could have been discovered.
You will need an attorney who is proficient in going through and understanding medical records. Most sets of medical records will not reflect negligence by a medical provider in an obvious way. You will need an attorney that can read into what the records are not directly stating where error could have occurred. Further you will need a medical malpractice lawyer who can get the records to be reviewed by a quality expert. In a Medical malpractice lawsuit unlike any other lawsuit you must have another doctor (expert) state that the Medical Facility/Doctor/Nurse actions were wrong/negligent and against medical standards of practice or the action was negligent because only their action could have caused the injury and it was done improperly or carelessly.
Medical Malpractice case can be costly because of the need for experts and usually a number of depositions. It is important you trust your lawyer to always give you a proper cost benefit analysis when discussing your case and whether it should go forward, settle or go to trial. Obviously when a medical malpractice case involves a death to the injured person and it becomes a wrongful death case, the cost benefit analysis can change because the damages which are being sought change and how they are applied and calculated to a beneficiary class of persons.