August 22, 2019

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Bill Would Make it More Difficult for Missouri Medical Malpractice Victims to Recover Full Compensation

On March 16, 2017, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it more difficult for medical malpractice victims to recover full compensation for their injuries. If it passes, the new law would prevent victims from suing hospitals for a doctor’s wrongdoing if the doctor is not an employee. It would mean that hospitals cannot be held responsible for the actions of doctors who have admitting privileges. The bill now moves to the Senate.

Medical Negligence Lawsuits

Medical malpractice lawsuits are very complex as it is. If this bill passes, it could make it more difficult for victims of medical negligence to recover the full compensation that they need and deserve. But, it will not prevent you from suing the negligent doctor.

Determining liability in medical negligence cases can be complicated. For instance, when an employee of the hospital causes harm by his negligence, the hospital may be held responsible as the employer. Hospitals also can be held responsible for poor policies and procedures and other negligence that leads to injury or death of a patient.

With or without the proposed law, you always need the help of an experienced and highly skilled medical malpractice attorney. The law is constantly evolving, and each state is different so your attorney must stay current and have ample experience in your state. When you have been harmed by medical negligence, you need and deserve full compensation for the economic and noneconomic damages that you should never have had to endure.

If you or someone you love has been harmed by medical negligence, learn more about Medical Malpractice Lawsuits.

About Sandra Dalton

With a background as a paralegal, focusing on criminal defense and civil rights, Sandra Dalton launched her freelance writing career in 2000 with a weekly column on Freedom for Suite 101 and pro bono projects for individuals and organizations supporting causes close to her heart. One of her first projects was for the Police Compliant Center writing about police misconduct. Sandra’s legal writing quickly expanded to include personal injury, animal welfare, criminal defense, disability discrimination, family law and much more.

Sandra’s other writing around the web includes a broad range of topics such as food, pet health, feral cats, music and film. Sandra is also a fine art photographer, helps with animal rescue and TNR in her community, and volunteers as a DJ at her local radio station.