Kansas Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Medical Malpractice, Negligence & Errors
When we see treatment for health concerns and conditions, we trust doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals to provide an acceptable level of care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some medical providers fail to properly diagnose, test, or treat patients—and the consequences can be devastating. Recent studies have found that medical malpractice is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer.
If you or someone you love was one of the millions of people to receive poor medical care, leading to injury or death, you could be entitled to financial compensation. At Bretz Injury Law, our Kansas medical malpractice attorneys represent individuals and families in highly complex medical malpractice and negligence cases throughout the state. We have recovered millions for our clients, including numerous million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts.
Request a free and confidential consultation with our team today; call (620) 234-8880 or contact us online to get started.
What Is Considered Medical Malpractice?
To have a medical malpractice case, you must do more than simply show that you did not heal (or even that your condition worsened) after seeking medical treatment. Rather, you must prove that the medical provider was somehow negligent, committed some avoidable error, or otherwise failed to uphold the standard of acceptable care.
The “standard of acceptable care” refers to what another qualified medical professional would have done or would not have done in the same or similar circumstances. For example, if you sought medical attention for chest pain and your doctor did not conduct any tests to rule out a heart attack, your doctor may have violated the standard of acceptable care, as most doctors in the same situation would order or carry out those tests.
To prove your medical malpractice case, you will need to prove each of the following:
- A provider-patient relationship existed between you and the defendant
- Your provider was negligent or otherwise failed to uphold the standard of acceptable care
- You were injured, and your injuries were a result of the provider’s substandard care
You should also make sure to act before the statute of limitations expires. In Kansas, you only have two years from the date of underlying malpractice or the date on which you discovered/reasonably could have discovered your injury caused by underlying malpractice to file a lawsuit. If you wait too long, you could lose your right to sue the liable party.
Common Examples of Medical Malpractice
Some of the most common examples of medical malpractice include:
- Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, and delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Unnecessary surgery/medical procedures
- Surgical errors, including left-behind objects
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors, such as overdose or improper administration
- Pharmaceutical/pharmacy errors
- Failure to order proper tests/screenings
- Misreading test or lab results
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Birth injuries, including maternal birth injuries or death
- Ignoring symptoms
- Disregarding a patient’s medical history
- Hospital negligence
- Emergency room errors
- Poor-aftercare and/or premature discharge
These and other forms of medical malpractice can have devastating or even deadly effects. If you or your loved one was harmed by a trusted medical professional’s failure to provide proper care, reach out to our Kansas medical malpractice lawyers today to learn how we can help.
How Can a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Help?
Medical malpractice claims are notoriously complex; in fact, they are some of the most challenging types of personal injury cases to prove. Hospitals, doctors, and other medical providers often have powerful insurance companies and defense attorneys on their side. As a patient or the family member of someone who died due to medical negligence, you may find yourself at a distinct disadvantage.
However, when you work with a medical malpractice attorney, you put the power back into your hands. An attorney will be able to stand up to the insurance company and fight for the justice you deserve by utilizing all available evidence to build a powerful case on your behalf. When you turn to the medical malpractice attorneys at Bretz Injury Law, you can trust that we will handle every legal detail of your case, allowing you to focus on your physical recovery.
We work with medical professionals, expert witnesses, and other industry professionals to build persuasive, evidence-based claims for our clients. We will ensure that we meet all applicable filing deadlines, submit all necessary paperwork, and aggressively advocate for the maximum settlement you are owed. If necessary, we are even prepared to represent you at trial.
Why Choose Bretz Injury Law?
Our firm is recognized as a leader in personal injury and medical malpractice law in the state of Kansas. We have been acknowledged for both our history of successful results and our commitment to providing our clients with a high level of ethical and compassionate service. We have built our practice on honesty, integrity, and results—and we are ready to fight for you and your recovery.
When you hire our firm, you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees. Instead, we only get paid if you do. We will immediately get to work investigating your claim, gathering applicable evidence, and consulting with experts in various fields in our effort to pursue all available avenues of compensation on your behalf. We know that this is an incredibly difficult time in your life, and we are here to guide you through to the other side.
Contact us online or call our office at(620) 234-8880 today for a complimentary case review.