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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is the failure of medical professionals (including doctors, nurses and hospitals) to provide acceptable treatment of patients. It is the third leading cause of death in America, killing over 100,000 people each year.

They Have a Team, You Need One Too!

A medical malpractice claim can be one of the most challenging aspects of injury law. The successful prosecution of a malpractice case requires an attorney who is familiar with and skilled in handling those cases. We understand that it is traumatic for a patient who has been wronged by a medical professional that they trusted. However, it is essential that you realize the physician who commits malpractice will have a team of lawyers working on his behalf to deny the injured patient the benefits they deserve. Therefore, as the injured party, you must get a team of expert attorneys experienced in medical malpractice on your side. Compare our experience to others and you will quickly see the difference.

Results of medical malpractice

Medical malpractice can result in injury and even death. Injured patients who are successful in their medical malpractice claim may be reimbursed for lost past and future wages, diminished earnings capacity, medical bills, loss of companionship, loss of opportunity of recovery, and pain and suffering. In rare cases punitive damages may apply.


Doctors and insurance lobbies have successfully drafted and passed limiting Missouri Statutes that make recovery of damages more difficult for the injured patient. In addition, medical malpractice cases are governed by strict time limitations. That is to say, if your medical malpractice case isn’t filed within that strict time limitation, you will be forever barred from seeking recovery of damages, or filing a lawsuit.

Have You Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

If you feel you are the victim of medical malpractice, one of the most important things you need to ask your attorney about is their experience in malpractice cases. Not every attorney has handled a medical malpractice case. Due to the intricate nature of all the various legal requirements of pursuing a malpractice case, you need an expert as your guide! This is no time for rookies! At Lanzotti & Rau we have extensive experience in medical malpractice action, and know exactly how to fight our way through the maze of roadblocks to a successful resolution of your case.

We have Extensive Experience

One of the partners at Lanzotti and Rau, Mark Lanzotti, spent 10 years defending hospitals and physicians in medical malpractice cases. Now Mr. Lanzotti exclusively represents injured parties in medical malpractice cases. Drawing from 10-plus years on the other side of the issue gives the attorneys at Lanzotti & Rau unsurpassed insight into how to successfully handle the complexity of a medical malpractice case. We know exactly what it takes to get our clients the best results possible. Remember, time is of the essence in a malpractice case, so call today to enlist your team of experts!

What will it cost me?

Many medical malpractice victims are concerned about the cost of hiring an attorney to handle their case. This is understandable, because they are usually already looking at a daunting stack of hospital and doctor bills. At Lanzotti & Rau we handle medical malpractice cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that there is NO money up front, and there will be NO bill for attorney’s fees and/or expenses. We only get paid when you get paid! We are that confident we can win. The contingent fee means that Lanzotti & Rau will be paid by a percentage of your case settlement. Obviously, this further motivates us to work hard to get the best possible results for you, as our success is directly related to your success!

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