St. Louis Medical Malpractice Law Firm
Although most people typically associate medical malpractice with major surgical and diagnostic errors made by doctors, the term extends well beyond just these situations. In fact, St. Louis medical malpractice law firms help clients obtain appropriate compensation from virtually anyone who provides medical service, including—but not limited to—the following:
- Natural health practitioners
- Physical therapists
- Nursing homes
- Home healthcare workers
These complex cases require a medical malpractice law firm with extensive legal knowledge and medical knowledge to prove. In St. Louis, that firm is Cervantes & Associates.
Overview of St. Louis medical malpractice
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are seriously injured and killed by preventable medical errors. In 2003 alone, 181,000 severe injuries were attributed to medical negligence, and it is estimated that 15 million incidents of medical harm occur each year. The medical malpractice law firm of Cervantes & Associates in St. Louis regularly handles cases as varied as the types of medical treatment available, including the following:
- Surgical errors
- Diagnostic errors resulting in incorrect treatment
- Illnesses sustained from improperly sanitized medical facilities
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
Each medical malpractice case requires more than just an understanding of the state laws that govern these issues. The law requires proof that a medical practitioner or facility did not act reasonably under the specific circumstances of each case—and that the lack of reasonable care caused injury. The attorneys at Cervantes & Associates have the experience needed to accurately assess whether each case meets the requirements of the law—and they have skilled medical resources available to help them prove their clients' cases. It is through this combination of legal and medical experience that Cervantes & Associates has a track record of success in this complex area of the law.
Contact a nationally recognized medical malpractice law firm in St. Louis
The attorneys at Cervantes & Associates have earned national recognition for our ethical and successful representation of thousands of injured clients—including those injured by medical malpractice. Contact our St. Louis, Missouri office by calling (314) 621-6558 for a free initial consultation.