Legal Question in Medical Malpractice in Missouri

I have nerve damage from a radical hysterectomy due to cervical cancer and my bladder leaks significantly. Do I have a case?

Asked on 1/17/12, 3:23 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

M. Scott Montgomery the montgomery law firm llc

It is impossible for any attorney to answer your question without collecting and reviewing your medical records.

Do you know if transvaginal mesh or a transvaginal sling was used ?

I'd be happy to take a look at your case at no charge.


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Answered on 1/17/12, 3:30 pm

Michael Harvath Harvath Law Offices-INJURY case representation

Hi. I am a Missouri medical malpractice and personal injury attorney that handles claims in most parts of the state.

In order to establish a claim for medical malpractice, it is necessary to show that the surgeon, attending physician, or even an assistant, deviated from the reasonable medical standard of care. One of the more common areas where claims arise is when a hysterectomy is not correctly performed, resulting in damage to the bladder, urethra, or surrounding nerves. However, there is a certain degree of risk associated with a hysterectomy or related procedures. That said, every case is different and whether a claim for compensation for future medical treatment and pain and suffering can be established will depend upon a multitude of factors, including: how serious the damage is, whether there were other factors making the surgery more risky than usual, age, any prior medical issues, etc...

In order to determine the likelihood of a successful claim, additional information would be needed. Certain actions on the part of the surgeon or associated physicians could amount to negligence.

We can be contacted by phone, or, for your convenience, I can be reached by e-mail directly at [email protected]

I hope this helps to an extent at least. Thanks.

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Answered on 1/17/12, 11:06 pm

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