• Car Accidents

    Have you been hurt in a car accident? BW is here to help! Contact us today to get the representation you deserve.


    Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents

    Truck accidents seriously injure or kill St. Louis drivers every day. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, we can help you immediately, with a free consultation. We've been on both sides of the truck accident fight for 30 years, so we know how to help YOU.


    Truck Accidents
  • Workers Compensation

    Have you been hurt on the job? If so, you are at the right place because we can help. We are one of the leading workers' compensation law firms in the area. We have seen virtually every type of injury there is in our 30+ years of representing hurt workers. Plus, we have the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. We know the law and will work hard to ensure you get the best results possible. Contact us now and click here for more information about work place injuries.


    Workers Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice

    We pride ourselves on being strong and successful patient advocates for those who have been injured or killed because of medical error. The prestigious Journal of Patient Safety recently reported that as many as 440,000 people die every year from unnecessary medical mistakes. Although many doctors try their best, they are like everyone else and sometimes make mistakes. When mistakes happen, let BW's expert patient advocates help you. Contact us now and click here to learn more about our substantial medical malpractice experience.


    Medical Malpractice
  • Hospital Negligence

When you go to a hospital, you rely on the expertise of the staff to provide high quality care. While physicians may orchestrate the medical care, the nurses and other support staff  carry out the physicians’ orders and provide you with assistance throughout your hospital stay.

 

The hospital is also responsible for the systems, technology and equipment in the hospital that is used by doctors to care for patients.  When the hospital provides faulty systems, technology or equipment that causes injuries, the hospital should be held accountable for the unnecessary suffering resulting from those injuries.

 

Broken Hospital Systems

Every patient deserves to be treated in a clean and well-run hospital. Unfortunately, at some hospitals, the systems are broken resulting in harm to patients.  Examples of systematic hospital failures include:

  • Giving the wrong medication
  • Performing the wrong medical procedure
  • Allowing bed sores to develop
  • Failing to follow physician orders
  • Using outdated or broken equipment (wheelchairs, beds, tables, ect.)
  • Failing to timely deliver tests results to physicians.

 

Nursing negligence

The negligence of staff members such as nurses and orderlies may also cause injuries. Examples include:

  • Dropping patients
  • Failing to provide assistance during transfers into and out of bed
  • Improperly drawing blood
  • Pushing patients in wheelchairs into walls and elevator doors

 

Patient Falls in Hospitals

One of the biggest safety issues in hospitals is preventing patient falls. Falls account for 84% of all inpatient incidents. 30% of thesehospital falls  result in serious injuries. These falls are often the result of hospital negligence including:

  • Inadequate assistance devices for the patient
  • Not preparing for medication side-effects
  • Inattentive or understaffed medical team

Fall victims often have longer stays and larger medical bills. Total medical costs are 60% higher for those who have a fall in the hospital.

Our attorneys help people who have been injured by hospital errors.  We offer a free consultation so that you may discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney. Contact us online or call our St. Louis office at 314-862-6865 to schedule your free initial consultation. When you meet with us, ask about:

  • Evening and weekend appointments
  • Home and hospital visits
  • No attorneys fees unless you collect