When medical errors cost you and your family, you need a lawyer with the skill and experience necessary to prosecute your case. At Wolfgram Law we have three lawyers actively litigating medical malpractice cases. Each of us have one or more cases going at any one time.
While the medicine may be complex, the errors are often simple. Most errors are because of lack of communication, lack of follow through.
Too often the injury or death is the result of the failure of either the doctor or nurses to communicate. They give the order, but fail to check back to see if the treatment helped the patient.
No continuity of care. The care is supposed to be 24 hours but the medical staff fail to inform the next shift about important life-threatening conditions of the patient. The same types of errors are seen on weekends and holidays when specialists are harder to reach.
Failing to treat or rule out the most fatal cause of a patient’s symptoms. If a patient comes in complaining of chest pain it could be indigestion or it could be a life threatening heart attack. Before sending the patient home, or giving an antacid as the only treatment, medical staff must rule out that the patient is suffering from one or more life threatening conditions.
Most medical staff are good people, but they are human and they make mistakes. The question is will the honorable medical professional own up to their mistakes or hide behind the complexities of the profession and leave you penniless?
If you or your family have been the victim of medical errors, the lawyers at Wolfgram Law will fight to see that your family is fairly compensated.
STL Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Experts make the difference.
One of the advantages of having worked on medical malpractice cases for 29 years is that we have experience on how to locate the best expert for your case. It is not surprising the medical professionals have easier access and more choices when securing medical expert testimony. Doctors cover for doctors. Not surprising. But the truth will set you free. With the truth on your side, good experts willing to enforce and uphold the medical standard of care, are not hard to find. In my experience our experts are not in it for the money they are in it to enforce basic rules that make medicine safer.
Medical malpractice cases are expensive. The hospitals and doctors have deep pockets and will try to outspend you. Experts are expensive and there are often multiple experts in every case. At Wolfgram Law we won’t ask you for money unless there is a recovery. The expenses of the case are paid from the proceeds of the lawsuit or settlement. We are proud to put our time and money on the line to help your family. We are truly invested in the outcome of your case.
Some of the cases we have handled include:
- Sponges left behind from a kidney surgery
- Failure to diagnose a bowel leak in a bariatric case resulting in death
- Failure to treat sepsis resulting in death
- Birth injuries including cerebral palsy and shoulder dystocia (permanent damage to the shoulder joint)
- Failure to manage blood loss during surgery leading to brain injury
- Medication errors some resulting in permanent injury and one in death of the patient
- Failure to monitor an accidental drug overdose resulting in death. (The monitor came and remained unplugged and the patient coded)
- Nursing home malpractice cases including, falls, malnutrition/dehydration, bedsores and wound care, patient on patient assault, elopement, understaffing and more
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE MISSOURI
If you think you may have been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to consult a St. Louis injury attorney with experience. Doctor’s groups have successfully pushed through medical malpractice laws making pursuit of your rights difficult, especially in Missouri and Southern Illinois. Navigating the laws that surround these cases and getting everything filed in the time required is daunting. You need a skilled and dedicated legal team of attorneys and medical experts on your side