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Unlocking Justice: Your Ultimate Guide to Mediation in Missouri Medical Malpractice Claims

When it comes to medical malpractice claims, pursuing a traditional lawsuit can lead to a protracted, adversarial process with significant emotional and financial repercussions for all involved. Fortunately, a viable alternative offers a more amicable resolution: mediation. Medical malpractice mediation offers an alternative for those hoping to avoid a traditional courtroom battle by providing a cost-effective, confidential, and less...

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What Happens If A Surgeon Makes A Mistake During Surgery?

When you go into surgery, you trust your surgeons with your life. Unfortunately, not every surgery goes as it should. So what happens if a surgeon makes a mistake during surgery? If your doctor made a mistake during surgery and you suffered an injury as a result, you may have a claim for medical malpractice. At Dempsey, Kingsland &...

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Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for an Ectopic Pregnancy Misdiagnosis?

You may be able to obtain misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancy compensation if your doctor or medical professional was negligent. An ectopic pregnancy alone is not necessarily a basis for a case. However, you can hold your doctor accountable for a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancy.  Suffering an ectopic pregnancy can be traumatic. If your doctor was negligent in the diagnosis or...

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Statute Of Limitations | Missouri Medical Malpractice

A statute of limitations is a law that sets a defined timeframe within which an individual is required to initiate legal proceedings following an experience of injury or harm. In other words, it’s a deadline. If you miss the deadline, you may be barred from filing a lawsuit. The length of time a statute of limitations law allows for...

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Do Malpractice Attorneys Work on Contingency?

Being injured because of the negligence of a doctor, hospital, pharmacist, or other medical provider can be a terrible and traumatic experience. You are left to deal with the memory of what happened to you, on top of the often significant expenses to rectify the wrongs committed by the doctor. Many victims like you want to file a lawsuit...

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Are Medical Malpractice Awards Taxable?

Are Medical Malpractice Settlements Taxable? Generally, medical lawsuit settlements aren’t taxable if they’re meant to cover injury-related costs like medical bills. This is because damages from personal injury cases typically aren’t subject to taxation. If you’ve received a settlement from a medical malpractice lawsuit, depending on the circumstances, if the injury was due to physical injury or illness, emotional...

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New Approaches to Resolving Missouri Medical Malpractice Claims

Introduction to Medical Malpractice and Patient Safety Discussions across the country are looking for better methods for hospitals and clinics to admit mistakes and ensure they are not repeated. When doctors or nurses are careless, sloppy, or negligent the odds of surgical injuries increase. In other circumstances, a medical professional might make an honest mistake and feel deep remorse,...

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Subgaleal Hematoma | Newborn | Your Legal Options

Welcoming a newborn into the world should be a time of joy and celebration. Yet, this precious moment can quickly become a nightmare for some families when complications arise. Subgaleal hematoma, a rare but potentially life-threatening condition in newborns, can leave parents grappling with uncertainty and fear. Dempsey, Kingsland & Osteen is a leading Missouri personal injury law firm....

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In Utero Stroke – Do I Have a Lawsuit?

Experiencing an in utero stroke is a traumatic event for any family, leading to immediate concern for the child’s health and future well-being. Families often wonder if the stroke was preventable and if they have legal grounds for a lawsuit against healthcare providers or hospitals. As a law firm focusing on medical malpractice and birth injury cases, we delve...

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5 Things You Should Know About a Birth Injury Lawsuit

A birth injury can be traumatic and catastrophic. You trust your care and the care of your newborn to medical professionals. When you or your defenseless baby is harmed by their negligence, it can permanently alter your child’s and family’s life. When a birth injury is caused by negligent medical care, you may have a right to pursue a...

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