It is unacceptable for a hospital to act negligently and cause an injury to a patient. However, hospital liability in terms of medical malpractice can get tricky.
If you’d like to pursue a lawsuit against a hospital for wrongdoing, follow these steps:
Collect Relevant Evidence
The first thing to do is collect any evidence that may be relevant to your case. This can include medical expert testimony regarding the care you received.
You’ll need to identify how the hospital acted negligently. To do so, you must prove the hospital owed you a duty of care, they took actions that fell below the standard of care, and you sustained an injury as a result.
Determine the Value of Your Damages
You’ll need to calculate the value of your losses including any damages you are entitled to for pain and suffering. This can be challenging to handle on your own, so it’s in your best interest to seek help from a skilled medical malpractice attorney.
File Your Case Within the Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case in the state of Missouri is two years from the date of your injury. This means you must file your case before the deadline in order for it to be heard by the court.
If you fail to file suit before the statute of limitations concludes, your case will be thrown out.
We’re Here to Help
If you’ve sustained an injury as a result of medical negligence, you may be owed compensation for your losses. Don’t delay—reach out to our skilled team right away to learn more about what we can do to help with your case.
If you’re considering filing a claim, contact the Dempsey Kingsland Osteen team at (816) 484-3776 or fill out the online contact form on our website for a consultation.