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Posted on December 5, 2013 by

Understanding Medical Malpractice: What Every Client Should Know

According to, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States. That puts it right behind heart disease and cancer. Many people have a significant reason for pursuing a medical malpractice case, but they are unsure about the facts. Here are a few for you to consider, as you think about your own case.

1. Medical malpractice occurs when a provider’s negligence causes harm or injury. However, sometimes medical procedures have poor outcomes. A St. Louis personal injury attorney can help you differentiate between the two for your case.

2. It’s important to take the correct steps, even if you only suspect that your case could be a malpractice case. Gathering as much information as you can, including any pertinent medical information or tests, as well as getting a second opinion from a physician in a different practice will clarify your situation.

3. Contacting an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney with all of the above information as soon as possible will help you understand what can be done about your case. It’s important not to wait, because your health is at stake, and the health of other patients could be at stake as well.

As your St. Louis medial malpractice attorney, we’re committed to helping you understand if you have a malpractice case or not. Contact us for more information.