With one of the leading and most highly respected professional liability practices in the Midwest, the trial lawyers Wagstaff & Cartmell represent leading hospital systems, physician groups, individual doctors, and other health care professionals in malpractice cases involving every area of medicine.
Our legal service also extends to accountants, insurance brokers, lawyers, and other professionals who are held to a high standard of care in providing client services.
When your reputation is on the line
The trial attorneys in Wagstaff & Cartmell’s professional liability practice group are uniquely aware of the high stakes involved when a doctor, hospital, or other professional is sued.
As mutual members of the professional community, we appreciate the sacrifice of those called to the medical field and other service professions. We consider it our privilege and duty to provide the most aggressive legal defense possible and guide our clients safely through the process with trusted advice gained from decades of experience with area judges, juries, and adversaries.
Matters routinely handled by the firm’s professional liability group include pre-suit investigations; lawsuits throughout Missouri, Kansas, and other states; and matters involving issues of licensing, discipline, staff privileges, and other similar matters before administrative agencies and regulatory boards.
Defense Verdict – Ruptured Appendix Complications
Successfully defended a family practice physician in a five-day jury trial in which the plaintiff asserted a claim of medical negligence and sought $3.3 million in damages.
Defense Verdict – Post-Op Epidural Hematoma
Successfully defended a local orthopedic surgeon in a six-day jury trial in which the plaintiff asserted a claim of medical negligence and sought $2.8 million in damages.
Defense Verdict – Alleged Negligent Placement of a Component during a Hip Replacement Surgery
Successfully defended a local orthopedic surgeon, in a four-day jury trial in which the plaintiff alleged negligent placement of a component during a total hip replacement surgery. We successfully argued, however, that the malpositioning was not a breach of the standard of care.
Read more about our cases and our results.