A Check on our Health Care System
We rely on the health care system to treat and heal us. But what happens when the health care system itself causes harm?
According to a 2016 study by Johns Hopkins Medicine, medical errors cause more than 250,000 deaths annually, making it the third-leading cause of death in the United States. When you or a loved one have been injured due to medical malpractice, the Kansas City medical malpractice lawyers at Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader P.C. are best equipped to provide answers, accountability and results.
One of the Nation’s Most Prominent Medical Malpractice Law Firms
For over 40 years, Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader has been recognized as one of the premier medical malpractice law firms in the nation.
Our team of medical malpractice lawyers in Kansas City conduct extensive investigations and work closely with medical professionals to evaluate the merits of each case. We only proceed if highly qualified medical experts confirm malpractice has occurred.
Our experience handling these cases spans from the investigation stage all the way through appeal. Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader is ranked Tier 1 for medical malpractice litigation by U.S. News and World Report.
Medical malpractice verdict for esophageal bleed
Confidential settlement on behalf of multiple plaintiffs injured by a surgical procedure
Fall from table during CT scan causing quadriplegia
Settlement on behalf of woman whose cardiac surgery injured her coronary artery during a heart procedure, which resulted in a heart transplant
What To Expect For Your
Medical Malpractice Case
Each medical malpractice case starts with us getting to know you and your family while listening to your story. We listen carefully to determine where medical malpractice may have occurred and what it has cost you or a loved one. Our team will obtain authorizations and handle collecting your medical records so you can focus on recovery and healing.
With records in hand, we work closely with medical experts to evaluate each case. We don’t consult with “hired guns.” The extensive network of experts we consult with are real, in the trenches, practicing doctors and nurses who provide honest opinions about whether malpractice occurred. When the experts confirm malpractice has occurred, a case can be pursued. Our team of Kansas City medical malpractice lawyers skillfully builds medical malpractices cases from the ground up and develops the documents, exhibits and testimony necessary to tell a persuasive story.
Frequently Asked Questions
Were you or a loved harmed by medical malpractice?
Related Areas of Law
A Need for Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Proper medical care has the power to heal and restore. Negligent medical care has the power to destroy and tear a life asunder. If you believe you or a loved one has suffered harm due to a medical error or medical malpractice, you should consider speaking with a medical malpractice lawyer at Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader.
Due to the complexity, expense, and expertise required of medical malpractice cases, many firms do not specialize in this unique area of the law. We do. Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader has handled medical malpractice cases with unparalleled success for over four decades and has been recognized as one of the premier law firms handling medical malpractice cases in the United States.
Medical malpractice cases arise in various contexts and can cause life-altering injuries. Some common medical malpractice cases include birth injury, surgical error, emergency room error, missed diagnosis, failure to diagnose, improper informed consent, brain injury, spinal cord injury, medication error, orthopedic injury, heart injury, or nerve injury.
One of the things we often hear during a medical malpractice case, and one common misconception about medicine in general, is that “medicine is an art, not a science.” Not true. Medicine is very much a science, and there are standards and rules that hospitals, doctors, and nurses must follow to keep patients safe.
Often, hospitals or doctor’s offices have internal standards or policies and procedures that doctors and nurses are required to follow. Malpractice can occur when these policies are overlooked or ignored. Health care providers cannot just ignore these rules and fall back on “medicine is art” when a patient is injured.
The first job of any medical malpractice attorney, and one we take very seriously at Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader, is to discover “why” the error occurred. Breakdowns in communication and decision-making are often at the root of medical malpractice cases. To uncover the root cause of any medical error, it is important to understand how hospitals, doctors, and nurses function system-wide. It is important to know where to focus an investigation and what documents and discovery to ask for. This is one of the reasons why experience matters when choosing a medical malpractice lawyer in Kansas City.
It is also critical for a medical malpractice attorney to have access to and an ability to work with all types of medical experts. The law requires medical malpractice cases be supported with expert testimony. The right or wrong expert can make or break a case. Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader has 40 years of experience working with the most qualified medical experts in nearly every medical specialty. We know how to locate, evaluate, and question experts in order to find the optimal support for your medical malpractice case.