St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyers
When healthcare providers do not take appropriate actions and precautions while a patient is in their care, the results can be devastating to those patients. But, we often forget that healthcare is not an exact science—things can go wrong even when a practitioner provides flawless care. If you have been injured from medical treatment, you need to be able to distinguish between unavoidable results and medical malpractice. If there is any doubt, it makes sense to consult with an attorney who has extensive experience in this specialized area of the law.
With over three decades of experience, the attorneys at Cervantes & Associates have the skills and knowledge to determine if you need to pursue a medical malpractice case. Our medical malpractice attorneys can assist you with virtually any form of medical malpractice case, including the following types of claims:
- Incorrect or missed diagnoses
- Failure to disclose treatment options
- Birth injuries
- Medication errors
- Errors during surgery, such as leaving foreign objects inside the patient
- Dental malpractice
You do not have to be a victim of St. Louis malpractice
By becoming your own advocate, you can often avoid becoming a victim to medical malpractice. The following are things you can do to protect yourself and ensure the best possible medical care:
- Get recommendations: When looking for a healthcare provider, go to doctors—or even friends—you trust for recommendations of doctors, therapists, and medical facilities.
- Check prescriptions before you leave the doctor: Particularly if you have allergies, take the time to remind the doctor of those allergies, and ask if there is any possibility that the prescribed medication might cause a reaction. Make sure you know the name and dosage of the medication that has been prescribed—do not count on your ability to accurately read it.
- Check prescriptions at the pharmacy: When you receive your medication, check the label to ensure it precisely matches what the doctor prescribed—and look at the pills to make sure they match the label. Also make sure you receive the right number of pills.
- Get a second opinion: Even if you trust your doctor, it makes sense to seek a second opinion before rushing into non-emergency surgery.
- Check pre-surgical practices: Even while you are being prepped for surgery, you should remain aware. If you are expecting surgery on your right foot, and the team is marking your left foot, you need to speak up.
Contact an experienced St. Louis malpractice lawyer
If you have any doubt about whether your situation merits a medical malpractice claim, the attorneys at Cervantes & Associates can explore the options that make the most sense for your situation. Contact our St. Louis, Missouri office by calling (314) 621-6558 for a free initial consultation.