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Foreign Object Left in Body After Surgery Lawsuit

As unlikely as it sounds, surgeons sometimes accidentally leave foreign objects inside patients after surgery. Although it’s rare, it does happen. One missed object could result in years of complications and additional expenses. If your surgeon forgot to remove a sponge or other surgical tool after surgery, you might be eligible to receive compensation by filing a foreign object left...

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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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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 Sue If I Was Misdiagnosed with Lupus?

You can sue if you were misdiagnosed with Lupus and suffered injury or damages. However, these cases are complicated and difficult to prove. While a lupus misdiagnosis claim is challenging to prove, it is not impossible. With the help of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers, you can successfully sue for the compensation you need.  What Is Medical Misdiagnosis of Lupus?...

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Statute Of Limitations | Missouri Medical Malpractice

A statute of limitations is a law that establishes a specific time period during which a person must file a lawsuit after suffering 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 the filing of...

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How Do You Prove a Misdiagnosis?

We trust our doctors to provide us with proper and safe medical care. When they don’t, and you suffer injury as a result, you may have a legal claim against your doctor. These claims, which are established under a theory of negligence, can provide the injured with monetary damages to compensate them for the harm they have suffered.  At...

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Medical Malpractice Settlement Calculator

If you or a loved one sustained an injury due to a healthcare professional’s negligence, it’s possible to get compensation for your injuries. But many people who find themselves in this situation wonder, What is the average medical malpractice settlement?  You might find a number of online calculators purporting to provide a reasonable estimate of the settlement value of...

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6 Common Hospital Errors in Kansas City

Medical malpractice occurs when medical providers make a mistake that rises to the level of medical negligence, subsequently harming a patient. Unfortunately, medical malpractice occurs everywhere, including at local Kansas City hospitals. If you think you were harmed by a hospital doctor, nurse, or another medical provider, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with common hospital errors. Read on to...

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Why Does the ICU Have the Most Medication Errors?

Medication errors are estimated to account for 78% of all medical errors in ICUs. The intensive care unit is generally more prone to errors, given the dynamic fast-paced environment. Specifically, the ICU has the most critically ill patients requiring frequent, ongoing, and evolving care. Not only are medication errors more frequent in the ICU, but they are also more...

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Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice in Missouri and Kansas

If you plan to bring a medical negligence lawsuit in Kansas City, you must understand the Missouri statute of limitations for medical malpractice and the Kansas statute of limitation for medical malpractice. In general, in both states, you likely have two years from the injury date to bring a lawsuit. However, like other types of personal injury claims, certain...

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