Kansas Medical Malpractice Attorney
Wrongful death, birth defects, defective medical products and more. We can help.
Doctors, surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals sometimes make errors that rise to the level of negligence. When these mistakes happen, the consequences can be devastating. Serious personal injuries and lifelong medical problems frequently occur due to careless actions made by medical care providers.
The negligence of pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers can also cause serious health problems. Sometimes, such health problems stem from improper implantation of medical devices. Other times, manufacturers make errors during the testing or production phase. They might know about potential risks but market their products anyway. There are many cases of companies putting profits ahead of the safety of the public.
Whatever the cause of your health issue, contact a Kansas medical malpractice lawyer with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system. Talk to someone who knows how to build a compelling legal case. At Bretz & Young, we have helped injury victims obtain more than $200 million in compensation. One of our biggest settlements to date is $50 million in a wrongful death case.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional or company is negligent. Specifically, a doctor or another medical professional must act or fail to act, resulting in an injury or death of a patient.
In order to be classified as medical malpractice, the treatment must fall below accepted standards of practice established by the medical community. Many health care professionals deny accusations of medical malpractice. They hire attorneys who look out for their interest. Shouldn't you do the same?
What are common causes of medical malpractice?
Medical negligence can occur for any number of reasons. The following are some common types of negligence by health care providers:
- Medication errors
- Surgery errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Prenatal care negligence
- Physician errors
Whatever the cause of your medical malpractice case, contact Bretz & Young in Hutchinson, Salina or Wichita to discuss the details of your specific health issue. Be aware that you have a limited amount of time to take legal action. In general, the State of Limitations in Kansas for medical malpractice cases is 2 years from the date of the negligence, but there are some exceptions. Your safest bet is to contact of our attorneys as soon as possible. Talk to us today.
What type of medical malpractice cases does Bretz & Young handle?
- Wrongful Death
- Birth Defects
- Defective Medical Products / Product Liability
- Medication errors
You can learn more about each one of these case types by clicking on the three links above. You can also find a wealth of other information on our website about personal injury accidents and our strategy for winning cases.
We believe injury victims should know what's happening throughout their case. That's why we take the time to regularly meet with our clients to discuss the progress of their case and ask them what they want us to do. We're on the same team and eager to work with you.
How can a Kansas medical malpractice lawyer help me?
If you or a loved one has been injured by the malpractice of a healthcare provider, you and your family should be compensated for your pain and suffering or loss due to the negligence of a doctor, surgeon, nurse or other medical provider.
Most medical malpractice claims are very difficult to prove. That's because most medical professionals, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies deny any wrongdoing and attempt to hide behind a shield of lawyers. We will push through that shield to zealously pursue your case and hold negligent medical providers accountable.
When doctors, surgeons or other medical professionals make mistakes, the consequences can often be fatal. Wrongful death claims are pursued in order to recover a wide range of expenses associated with the death of a loved one. Such expenses include medical, funeral, and burial expenses; past and future lost wages; loss of consortium; conscious pain and suffering; and other damages. Wrongful death claims are intended to provide relief to family members that have been injured emotionally and financially as a result of the family member's death. Such claims also send a strong, clear message to medical providers that such behavior will not be tolerated. Bretz & Young has extensive experience handling such claims. We obtained a $50 million settlement in a wrongful death case.
Despite advances made in modern medicine, birth defects and injuries continue to be a problem for many families. Often, mistakes made by doctors or obstetricians in prenatal care or delivery can result in birth injuries and defects. When medical professionals are careless or reckless, the consequences can be grave and often result in life-long medical issues that require extensive medical treatment. Even the smallest error can lead to major medical problems.
Some of the most common types of birth defects we deal with due to mistakes made by doctors and other health care professional include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb's Palsy
- Brain Damage
- Brachial Plexus Damage
- Bone Fractures
- Oxygen Deprivation
- Spinal Cord Damage
- Klumpke's Palsy
Product liability cases involving defective medical products may involve different companies with teams of lawyers working behind the scenes on their behalf. These are complicated cases that require those who are injured to take aggressive legal action. We can help. Product liability attorneys can help victims determine liability, which may include the company that made the product and perhaps the hospital that purchased the device.
Defective medical products cover a wide range, including:
- Defective hip replacement products
- Defective knee replacements
- Defective transvaginal mesh