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Posted on February 6, 2020 by

Missouri Medical Malpractice Suits Paid Out $78.2 Million in 2018

As society progresses and the medical profession becomes less focused on the individual and more aligned with the corporate world there has been a steady increase in malpractice suits. In business there’s a built in tolerance for failure. Unfortunately, when it comes to medicine that failure impacts someone’s life.

We need look no further than the staggering statistic of $4.03 billion dollars paid out for mistakes in the medical profession.

Missouri and Kansas have followed the national trend. Together they account for nearly $80 million. Each mistake is taken into account by medical professionals and fits into their failure tolerance.

When Should You Contact St. Louis Malpractice Attorneys?

Nearly 1 in 3 malpractice suits is the result of a death. If you or a loved one have experienced a mistake at the hands of a medical professional then you should immediately contact your St. Louis malpractice attorneys to see what your options may be.

Another third of suits result from permanent alteration of a patient’s life. Each of these mistakes could have been avoided and so the hospitals seek a settlement that will keep the mishap quiet.

Don’t be a victim. It pays to be informed of your options when tragedy strikes. Seeking help from your St. Louis malpractice attorneys guarantees that you will have the information you need to protect yourself from the medical machine that sees your misfortune as just another statistic and manageable loss.