Tag: St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorney

The Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice Claims is Misdiagnosis – What To Know:

Most people think that the majority of medical malpractice claims are the result of doctors or hospital staff acting negligently and making mistakes. That's only partially true. Most of them involve diagnosing their patients incorrectly. Those cases of misdiagnosis can result in both injury and death.  Patient Misdiagnosis and Injury Did you know that 34% of […]

Written by on November 12, 2019

Could You Have a Medical Malpractice Case? What to Know

When you believe you have a medical malpractice case, there is so much that you need to know. These cases are never cut and dry, and many times, they can be hard to win. We'd like to take this opportunity to help you so you will know everything you need to know. Basic Requirements for […]

Written by on May 14, 2019

An Overview: Medical Malpractice Settlements for 2018

There are some who believe that medical malpractice lawsuits are – for the most part – completely unnecessary. They think that they drive up the cost of healthcare for everyone else, and that there are too many of them filed; usually by aggressive attorneys. But the reality is that neither of these viewpoints holds true. […]

Written by on February 14, 2019

When Should You Sue For Medical Malpractice

Many medical malpractice cases go unreported because the victims simply do not understand what their rights are under the law. It’s very important for you to know if you should hire an attorney if you believe that you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice. What is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or […]

Written by on January 10, 2019

Is a Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?

The medical community puts so much stress on the importance of finding cancer early. Many doctors preach about early detection, and yet, a lot of them are neglectful when it comes to diagnosing. We’ve found that there are many people who have become victims of delayed cancer diagnoses, and this is a form of malpractice. […]

Written by on October 18, 2018

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical malpractice cases are very hard to win, which is why it’s so important to make sure you hire the right lawyer for the job. But how do you know your attorney will fight hard for your case and give you the best chance of being compensated properly? There are a few questions you want […]

Written by on October 16, 2018

Disabled Dancer Wins $9.5 Million from Hip Surgery Law Suit

A jury recently awarded a Bootheel dancer $9.5 million in punitive damages following hip surgery. Studies show 29% of surgeries are unnecessary, with 53% shown ineffective in clinical trials, resulting in needless pain, suffering and expense. The St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want to make you aware of this alarming trend. […]

Written by on September 18, 2018

Easting Disorder Clinic Changes Name After Multiple Malpractice Suits

People in St. Louis who are seeking treatment for an eating disorder need to be very careful about the facility they choose. A simple online search will result in many different options, but they aren’t all as good as they appear. For example, Castlewood has recently changed its name because of a history of multiple […]

Written by on September 11, 2018

What to Know About Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations in Missouri

If you think you have a valid medical malpractice case in St. Louis, it’s important to know what the law says. Maybe you’ve been putting off talking with an attorney. If that’s the case, you need to understand the statute of limitations in Missouri. What Does Statute of Limitations Mean? It may seem like you […]

Written by on July 24, 2018

Do You Have Cause for a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Many medical malpractice cases are filed in the U.S. annually, but the majority are dismissed. How can you determine if you have cause for a claim? The St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman have identified the following commonly accepted causes for claims: Signs You May Have Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Claim […]

Written by on October 3, 2017