Missouri Medical Malpractice Caps One Step Closer to Final Approval

May 5th, 2015 | Medical malpractice

A bill aiming to reinstate caps on Missouri medical malpractice awards is one step closer to receiving final approval. If Gov. Jay Nixon signs Senate Bill 239 into law, victims of malpractice in our state would be limited in how much they can receive in non-economic damages for harm such as pain and suffering. According… Read More

House Approves Bill Reinstating Missouri Medical Malpractice Caps

March 10th, 2015 | Medical malpractice

In Missouri, a patient has the right to seek damages through a medical malpractice claim if they were harmed by a medical professional’s error or negligence; however, the amount the victim can receive may once again be limited after our state’s lawmakers recently approved a bill that would reinstate caps on the amount of damages… Read More

FDA Issues Warning About Power Morcellator Cancer Risks

December 9th, 2014 | Medical malpractice

When we undergo medical procedures, we expect our health issues to be corrected or improved, not worsened; however, complications can sometimes arise, and often these complications are the result of how procedures are performed. Take the dozens of reports that have arisen in recent years of women developing deadly forms of cancer after undergoing hysterectomies… Read More

Why Are Preventable Medical Errors So Common Today?

October 14th, 2014 | Medical malpractice

While society has made vast improvements in numerous fields that have increased safety and saved lives, the medical industry still suffers its fair share of mistakes and accidents that harm innocent patients. Fifteen years ago, it was estimated that 98,000 people died annually as the result of preventable medical errors caused by doctor and hospital… Read More

New Law Aims To Prevent Diagnosis Errors In Newborn Babies

January 7th, 2014 | Medical malpractice

One of the most common types of medical malpractice reported today is when a doctor gives a misdiagnosis of a patient’s condition. Too often, these errors result in serious injury or death. The St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyers with Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers explain that such an error made at a Lee’s Summit, Missouri, hospital has led to the passing of a new law aimed at preventing a misdiagnosis. Read More

St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyers Discuss The Dangers Of Unbranded Medications

December 3rd, 2013 | Medical malpractice

In order to protect Americans from adulterated drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established a set of standards that oversees the production and distribution of medications. Read More

Study Finds More Than 800 Patients Harmed By Surgical Tools Left In Their Bodies

November 5th, 2013 | Medical malpractice

Estimates from the Institute of Medicine show that each year, approximately 98,000 patients lose their lives as the result of a preventable medical error made by staff members. Read More

Missouri Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Against Hospital and Doctors

June 18th, 2013 | Medical malpractice

A Missouri Medical Malpractice Lawsuit has been filed against a Springfield hospital and two of its doctors. Records show the suit was filed due to negligence on the part of the hospital and its staff for failing to properly treat a patient. Read More

Missouri House Approves Bill Reinstating Medical Malpractice Caps

April 23rd, 2013 | Medical malpractice

In March, the Missouri House of Representatives advanced a bill that called for the reinstatement of laws upholding caps on awards given in Missouri Medical Malpractice Lawsuits. Read More

Missouri Lawmakers Approve Bill Reinstating Medical Malpractice Caps

March 12th, 2013 | Medical malpractice

A bill placing limits on the amount of civil damages that can be awarded to a victim for pain and suffering in a Missouri Medical Malpractice case has moved one step closer to approval. Three Rivers Publishing released an article that said the Missouri House Health Committee had passed the bill with a 7-3 vote. Read More