Pittsburg, Kansas Medical Malpractice Lawyer Seeks Justice for Clients
Experienced Pittsburg attorney helps injured patients recover full compensation
A special bond of trust exists between physicians and their patients. When a physician or another healthcare provider carelessly puts a patient in jeopardy, the situation cries out for justice. For more than 25 years, Patrick C. Smith, Attorney at Law has been on the side of injured patients. If you’ve suffered a serious injury due to a medical or surgical error, I am prepared to help you get the full compensation you deserve. Medical malpractice victims may recover damages that include their present and future medical expenses, present and future lost income due to the injury, and compensation for pain and suffering. As your advocate, I am determined to recover the maximum compensation possible under the facts of your case.
Accomplished attorney works to prove liability for medical malpractice
To recover damages, an injured patient must prove that a healthcare provider was negligent and that the negligence caused specific harm. Basically, the plaintiff must show a provider performed at a lower professional standard than the patient had the right to expect, or made a mistake that a reasonably well-trained and responsible provider would not have made. Then the patient must prove that the mistake, rather than some intervening factor, caused the injury.
Because healthcare practices are complex, it’s often difficult to prove a provider made a mistake or that the mistake caused the injury. For that reason, you should seek out an attorney who has successfully managed a malpractice case similar to yours. I am prepared to represent injured patients in a variety of malpractice claims, related to:
- Anesthesia injury
- Birth injuries
- Cosmetic surgery
- Dental malpractice
- Emergency medicine
- Hospital nursing care
- Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis
- Nursing home care
- Ophthalmic surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Postoperative infection
- Prescription drug mistakes
- Psychiatric care
In my practice, I regularly consult experts in various areas, such as medicine, surgery, dentistry, and hospital protocols, to build an effective case.
Timely action is vital to the success of your case
The Kansas statute of limitations allows two years for filing a medical malpractice claim, but that period could be extended in the case of a latent injury. However, investigating your malpractice claim immediately after the injury occurs helps preserve crucial evidence and valuable testimony. It costs you nothing to have a personal injury attorney evaluate your case, so you should consult a lawyer as soon as you are aware of your injury. As with car accidents, slips and falls, and workers compensation cases, you pay no attorney fees until you obtain compensation through a settlement or court verdict.
Contact a skilled and knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer for a free consultation
Medical malpractice cases require experienced management from a knowledgeable attorney. Patrick C. Smith, Attorney at Law is a law firm you can trust for highly professional and ethical representation. Call 620-308-6692 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.