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Kansas City Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers

We trust medical providers with our health and, sometimes, our lives. Healthcare professionals bear a burden to be precise and deliberate in their decisions and actions. When they fail, it can mean lasting consequences for their patients’ lives.

Medical malpractice claims may arise from a variety of negligent actions including:

  • Administering the wrong medication
  • Leaving surgical instruments inside the body
  • Negligence while performing surgery
  • Failure to perform clinical procedures properly
  • Failure to properly diagnose or treat a condition
  • Failure to order or promptly review necessary tests
  • Negligence causing injury or death during administration of anesthesia
  • Failure to obtain informed consent from the patient
  • Failure to inform a patient of treatment options


The wrong decision can be the difference between life and death. That’s why the attorneys at VNJ are so passionate about fighting to help victims pursue these claims.

Hospitals, nursing homes and other medical organizations have teams of legal professionals and insurance adjusters that will focus on disproving claims of negligence. However, the medical malpractice team at Votava Nantz & Johnson is knowledgeable and experienced with these claims, and will diligently and work to find justice.

Time is of the essence when seeking justice for medical malpractice, birth injuries, or caregiver negligence. Call VNJ Law at (816) 895-8800 to learn whether you may have a case.

A Proven History of Success in Medical Malpractice Law

VNJ attorneys are experienced in handling all cases involving injury or death as a result of medical malpractice or neglect, including: 

  • Birth injuries
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to treat or botched treatment
  • Surgical errors
  • Dangerous medical devices

Our Approach to Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Neglect Claims

At VNJ Law, we believe in compassionate, personalized legal representation. With us, you are not a claim or case number, but a person deserving of justice and respect. We know that every case is unique, and every family’s or patient’s challenges are, too. That’s why we approach every case with care and compassion as we seek justice for our clients.

Our consultations are always free and you won’t pay us unless we recover for you.

What Can VNJ Law Do for Me?

You do not have to face challenging times alone. After an injury or wrongful death related to medical malpractice or neglect, VNJ Law serves as your team of relentless advocates, striving to maximize your recovery and offer some measure of relief.

Our lawyers will work with a team of experts to gather information on your case, including seeking evidence and data through medical records and expert witnesses. Then, we’ll use this information to show that you or your loved one did not experience due care during a medical treatment, at birth, or in a nursing home.

Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Neglect Frequently Asked Questions

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a general term for an injury or death that resulted through a medical practitioner’s negligence or omission, that deviates from the standard of care in their profession. Doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and others affiliated with a healthcare facility can be found to have committed malpractice.

What is nursing home negligence?

Nursing home negligence or nursing home abuse occurs when the employees of a facility fail to properly care for their patients. This can include fall incidents, failure to provide medication, improper medication or dosages, severe bed sores, sexual abuse, and more.

Do I need a birth injury lawyer?

It is traumatic and deeply saddening to discover your newborn infant has sustained an injury during birth at the hands of a physician, nurse, or midwife. If your infant was injured as a result of any of the following, you may need to seek representation from a birth injury attorney:

  • Delivery injuries from the use of forceps
  • Nerve damage
  • Erb’s palsy or cerebral palsy
  • Hypoxic brain injury as a result of oxygen deprivation
  • C-section complications
  • Traumatic injuries as a result of a vaginal delivery, including broken bones
  • Infections acquired during birth
  • And more

If you suspect your infant’s birth injury was due to negligence, contact VNJ Law as soon as possible.