Adverse Medical Reactions Lawyer St. Louis

Adverse Medical Reactions Lawyers protecting St. Louis and Missouri Families

When any type of Adverse Medical Reactions happen after taking a type of drug or after a surgery, and the reaction is because of the negligence of a doctor, this is known as medical malpractice. Doctors and Medical Professionals receive specialized training that allows them to make the correct decisions when prescribing or performing medical care to prevent adverse medical reactions, but unfortunately, the doctor or medical professional that you relied on did not. Because of their negligence, you or someone you care for is now suffering from the adverse medical reactions of the drug or medical operation. Dealing with an issue as complex as a adverse medical reaction claim can be intimidating when you aren’t aware of the laws and statutes surrounding a adverse medical reaction. To ensure that you or your loved one receives the level of legal care and guidance that you deserve, you need a adverse medical reaction lawyer in St. Louis. The Adverse Medical Reaction Lawsuit Lawyers of Dixon Law are prepared to fight on your behalf to ensure that you and your loved ones get the justice and recovery that you deserve for your adverse medical reaction claim.

When we get sick or injured, we trust in doctors because we believe what they tell us about or ailments. We believe that through their years of study and practice, that they will know best how to treat our illnesses and that they will have our best interests in mind when it comes to the proper medical care for our illnesses. When a doctor’s training is complete, they must take an oath known as the Hippocratic Oath, in which they state that they will prescribe only beneficial treatments according to their abilities and judgments, that they will refrain from causing harm or hurt, and that they will live an exemplary personal and professional life. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.

When you or someone you care for is suffering because of a adverse reaction to a drug or a surgery, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. No adverse reaction claim should ever go unchallenged, and our adverse reaction lawyers in St. Louis are prepared to fight on behalf of you or your loved one. We understand how families suffer because of the adverse reactions involving drugs or surgery, and we are dedicated to ensuring that you or your loved one are properly cared for throughout the adverse medical reaction case.

What can I have an Adverse Medical Reaction to?

Adverse medical reactions can happen in all aspects of medical care, which includes the drugs prescribed and used, any medical equipment used such as implants, stints, or hip replacements, and any surgeries whether it be a heart surgery, brain surgery, or a more simple surgery such as correcting a broken bone. Adverse medical reactions happen, and it is important to know what they can happen from. Here are a list of areas where an adverse medical reaction can occur:

  • Heart Surgery Reaction
  • Brain Operations
  • Chemotherapy
  • Opioid Medication
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Medical Equipment Errors
  • Hip Replacement Errors
  • Incorrect Diagnoses Errors
  • Delayed Diagnoses Errors
  • Wrong Medicine Prescribed
  • Adverse Reaction to Prescribed Medicine
  • Wrong Surgery Performed
  • Adverse Reaction After Surgery

Adverse reactions can happen in any field of medicine or rehabilitation. When an adverse medical reaction happens it is important to seek professional legal counsel that has experience in litigating adverse medical reaction cases. The Adverse Medical Reaction Attorneys of Dixon Law have succesfully litigated all areas of medical malpractice, and can help you with youir claim moving forward.

Why do Adverse Reactions Happen

Adverse Medical Reactions can happen due to negligence during the prescription of a medication, negligence or accidents during a surgery, or negligence during the selection of a surgery, medication, or medical equipment chosen to correct a medical problem. Doctors and physicians should be aware of the compatibilities of medicines and surgeries that they choose for their patients, and if they choose medicines or operations that aren’t, it is a negligent act that can be considered medical malpractice.

Who is responsible for an Adverse Medical Reaction

Determining who is responsible for an adverse medical reaction can be complicated. If something you consumed or an action you performed resulted in the reaction, you alone may be liable, but if you’ve followed the plan set by a doctor for your recovery or medication, and you still became the victim of an adverse medical reaction, then the doctor or institution that prescribed or authorized the medical operation could be held liable. To be sure of who is responsible for an adverse medical reaction, it is important to speak with our St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorneys now.

Why should you choose the St. Louis Adverse Reaction Medical Malpractice Attorneys of Dixon Law to Represent your Medical Malpractice Claim?

The time allowed under Missouri law to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is limited. Generally, a medical malpractice case must be filed within two years of the date of occurrence. If the adverse reaction medical malpractice claim involves a foreign object that was left in the body, the suit must be filed within two years of when the object was discovered.

If a loved one dies as a result of an adverse reaction to a drug or surgery, Missouri law requires that the wrongful death lawsuit be filed within three years of the death.

Within 90 days of filing a adverse reaction medical malpractice lawsuit in Missouri, the plaintiff must file an expert affidavit stating that a written opinion has been obtained from a legally qualified healthcare provider regarding the defendant’s negligence. The expert must conclude that the defendant failed to use such care as a reasonably prudent and careful healthcare provider would have under similar circumstances and that such failure to use such reasonable care directly caused or directly contributed to cause the damages claimed in the petition (RSMo. Section 538.225 [2009]).

Compensation available in an adverse reaction medical malpractice lawsuits is often divided into compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages typically cover such items as past and future medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. Punitive damages are awarded in cases in which the defendant’s conduct is considered willful, wanton or malicious.

We offer free consultations to all adverse reaction medical malpractice victims and the families of those wrongfully killed. To discuss your case, contact Chris Dixon and the St. Louis Adverse Reaction Medical Malpractice Attorneys of Dixon Law as soon possible to prevent evidence from being lost or destroyed. Our adverse medical reaction attorneys are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 314-409-7060, or Toll-Free at 855-402-7274.

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