Once a medical malpractice lawsuit is filed, in most cases, there are four main stages of the litigation. The first stage is the document and information exchange phase—called written discovery. Each side will send the other side interrogatories, requests for documents, and requests for admissions. Once those are collected and analyzed, the litigation moves into […]
How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
In both Missouri and Kansas, there is a time limit—called the statute of limitations—to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. In Missouri, an adult has two years from the date of the negligent treatment to bring suit. If the negligence resulted in death, the plaintiff has three years from the date of the death to file […]
A family member has died. Who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit?
When deciding to bring a wrongful death lawsuit, it is understandably confusing to the family as to who actually brings the lawsuit. Fortunately, at Shull & Klenda, we are happy to guide a family through this process and explain the law and its potential options. For example, Missouri has specific rules as to who can […]
What are bedsores? Are they preventable?
Bedsores—called pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers—are wounds that occur to the body when a patient is immobile (such as laying in a hospital bed or sitting in a wheelchair) due to lack of proper blood flow to various regions of the body. The most common areas where bedsores develop are the tailbone, heels, ankles, and […]
If I have a personal injury case, will I have to file a lawsuit?
At Shull & Klenda, we are prepared to take every case to trial. But, we understand that sometimes the best results for our clients is to resolve their case outside of the courtroom. Depending on the type of case, we can make an effort to resolve your personal injury claim without the need to file […]