Medical Malpractice

Medical Negligence: St. Louis Attorney

Taking on hospitals and doctors in their specialties is both difficult and challenging. Winning these cases against the top flight defense attorneys they hire takes an experienced St. Louis, medical malpractice attorney like Gene Fahrenkrog. It is essential that the lawyer you seek to represent you has not only knowledge of the law, but medical knowledge as well to understand the complicated issues involved.

St Louis medical malpractice attorney

While a doctor is not responsible for his patient contracting cancer, the doctor is responsible for timely diagnosing and treating that cancer. If the doctor fails to timely diagnose and treat a cancer, the patient’s chances of recovery can be greatly diminished. Separating out the extent of the additional damages caused by the doctor’s negligence is necessary to winning a medical negligence case. It takes an attorney experienced in medical malpractice cases to meet this challenge.

Gene Fahrenkrog has been representing the victims of medical negligence and medical malpractice since 1975. He has the knowledge of medical issues necessary for success against the medical community. He has the experience to understand what part of a serious injury was caused by medical negligence, even when a victim has sought out the medical professional for treatment for an existing problem.

Here are other examples of medical negligence cases that Gene has successfully handled. If you are a loved one has suffered from any of these medical mistakes, please contact us as soon as possible:

Birth Injuries

 Any number of injuries may occur during the birthing process. The most common include:

Cerebral Palsy - one of the most devastating injuries that can occur during birth is a brain injury caused by trauma and/or by decreased oxygen to your baby’s brain. Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella term that covers a group of conditions, with widely varying signs and birth injurysymptoms. Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive impairment of your child’s motor functions which causes physical disability as your child develops.

Birth trauma is damage organs and tissues of the child, caused by mechanical forces during childbirth. Mechanical damages accompanied by impaired blood circulation and function. The most frequent and significant is the birth injury of skull, brain and spinal cord.

Brachial Plexus palsy/shoulder dystocia -The brachial plexus is the major bundle of nerves that starts at the base of the neck and runs through the shoulder and down into the arm and hand. The bundle consists of trunks and cords. The brachial plexus nerves run through and relate to the muscles in the shoulder, arm and hand. The location of a brachial plexus injury determines what functions are impaired or lost. Erb’s and Klumpke Palsy may result from this type of injury.

Head trauma during delivery  - can lead to a number of conditions include: caput succedaneum, cephalohematoma, subgaleal hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, epidural hemorrhage, and intraventricular hemorrhage.

Non-Birth Related Medical Negligence

medical malpracticeOther examples of non-birth related medical negligence:

•Anesthesia errors/brain injury
•Organ damage from reduced blood supply
•Death or unexpectedly poor surgical outcome
•Medication/prescription error
•Paralysis and severe nerve injury
•Failure to timely diagnose and treat heart attack
•Failure to timely diagnose and treat stroke or blood