Columbia, Illinois, Medical Malpractice Attorney
Sometimes a bad medical result happens despite the best efforts of doctors and hospital staff. However, if an injury or death occurs because a health care provider failed to follow accepted standards of practice in the community, then the provider may be guilty of malpractice and the victim may be entitled to compensation. Columbia lawyer Stephen C. Buser has more than 30 years of experience and a successful track record representing victims of medical malpractice in Southern Illinois and Missouri.
Stephen C. Buser represents all types of medical malpractice cases, including:
Surgical and anesthesia errors
Missed diagnosis of cancer and other diseases
Failing to order appropriate tests and procedures
Birth injuries such as cerebral palsy
There are statutes of limitations in every state that require that medical malpractice lawsuits be filed within a specific period of time. In cases involving county or state hospitals, the statute of limitations is often shorter than a privately-owned hospital. Also in some cases, a discovery rule may apply that extends the limitation period. Different rules may apply for minors. It is critical to contact a lawyer as soon as possible so that all medical evidence can be collected and steps taken to file a lawsuit if a court settlement cannot be achieved.
Free consultation: Contact Columbia and Metro East medical malpractice lawyer Stephen C. Buser for a free initial consultation about your case. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no costs unless the lawyer makes a recovery for you by settlement or trial.