Medicine is an ever-evolving, ever-progressing profession. Doctors, surgeons, nurses, hospital administrators and other professionals are highly-trained and possess extensive academic and practical experience. Advancements in medicine — such as treatment options, diagnostic testing and sophisticated medical devices — save lives and treat diseases everyday. Patients and their family members seek medical treatment with this knowledge. They trust that the care they receive in hospitals, emergency rooms, operating rooms and in doctor's offices will adhere to a standard of care. They trust that medical professionals will take every opportunity to provide that standard of care.
When medical negligence, hospital negligence or other type of mistake occurs, patients and their families are often left with a nagging question. With so many advancements and so much knowledge, how was this mistake allowed to happen?
If your family has been affected by hospital negligence, call the Law Offices of Gretchen Myers at (314) 621-5454 to schedule your free initial consultation.
We accept hospital negligence cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not charge a fee unless we obtain a settlement or jury award on your behalf. You can also email us and someone from our St. Louis, Missouri law firm will be in touch with you within 24 hours.How has hospital negligence hurt you or a loved one?
In your complimentary case evaluation, we will have a conversation about what happened. Moving forward as your lawyer, Gretchen Myers will uncover the facts of the hospital negligence case and launch a full investigation prior to filing a lawsuit. Her approach is thorough, and as a trial attorney, she always prepares for the possibility of a trial. She handles hospital negligence cases resulting in injury and wrongful death that involve matters that include, but are not limited to the following:
- Surgical errors: Gretchen represents people who have sustained various types of injuries during and after surgery. These injuries can arise from surgical instruments and sponges left in the body, perforations to organs and bowels, anesthesia errors and post-surgical infections.
- Emergency room errors: Emergency room errors can involve failure to diagnose heart attack, stroke and other life-threatening conditions.
- Delayed diagnosis/misdiagnosis: When diagnosed in a timely manner, cancer and other illnesses are treatable. If your illness was diagnosed at a late stage, or if you lost a loved one due to a delayed diagnoses, you may have legal options.
Handling hospital and medical negligence cases has become more difficult since the 2005 tort reform initiatives. Although changes have made these cases more challenging, it is entirely possible to resolve claims successfully, and all the more reason to make sure you have an experienced attorney on your side. Gretchen has been handling these cases for over 35 years, and she knows what it takes to succeed. But it does not stop there. She has spent a significant amount of time lobbying on behalf of those injured by hospital negligence and medical malpractice.
She gains a full understanding of the impact this act of negligence has had on you and your family. She has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of other individuals and families. By getting to know you, she can personalize your claim, accurately convey your loss and seek the compensation that you need.
If you or your loved one has been injured by hospital negligence, or if a loved one died due to hospital negligence, call The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C. at (314) 621-5454 to arrange your free initial consultation. Or, email us and we will arrange your consultation.