Medical Malpractice

St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyers

When a Doctor’s Mistake Leads to Additional Medical Needs, Our Lawyers Can Help You File for Compensation

We are often asked what makes someone eligible to file a claim for medical malpractice. Is any injury that happens because of a doctor or other healthcare professional a possible cause for a lawsuit?

A patient’s eligibility to file a claim depends on much more than whether any damage is done. For a medical malpractice case to be valid, you must be able to prove a doctor was negligent—that is, they did not provide care that a trained physician in their position would be expected to give. This negligence can take the form of a failure to administer treatment, or it can show up as mistakes in the care that is given. In either situation, to prove a case, you will need someone with technical medical knowledge on your side.

Our team at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm has over 100 years of combined experience in personal injury law. We also have connections to respected medical consultants who can work with us to evaluate your case and prove negligence occurred. The victims of medical malpractice often end up with large claims for damages. When you work with our St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys, you can be assured we’re dedicated to doing all we can to advocate for you and get results.

The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm can help medical malpractice victims in St. Louis, starting with a free consultation. Call us now at (314) 701-7722 to schedule yours.

Medical Malpractice Cases We Take

Medical malpractice can take many forms and be caused by individual errors or systemic problems or a combination of both. No matter the cause, our attorneys can investigate your case for evidence of neglect and determine who can be held liable. We can help with medical malpractice claims including:

  • Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Improper treatment
  • Under- or over-treatment
  • Failure to follow up
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical errors and injury
  • Post-operative negligence
  • Emergency room errors
  • Equipment failure
  • Hospital infections
  • Mistaken patient identity
  • Birth injury
  • Nursing home abuse

If you’re not sure whether your case counts as medical malpractice, our attorneys are happy to answer your questions. In such a complex and high-stakes area of the law, it’s important for you to have all the information before you decide whether to file a claim.

Why Sue for Medical Malpractice?

When you are injured by a doctor’s negligence, our team can help you figure out whether it makes sense to file a lawsuit. We of course want to help you get justice—but we also understand everyone has personal concerns and plans to consider as well. Here are some reasons you may want to file.

You Can Receive Compensation for Damages

Because medical care is so expensive, receiving reimbursement for additional medical bills can be important to preserving your financial stability. Some doctors or facilities may tell you they will correct their mistakes for free in an attempt to talk you out of a case. However, consider that a lawsuit could help you recover:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain and suffering

After evaluating your case, our attorneys can tell you the damages you may be eligible to claim. Often, the number we provide is much higher than clients expect it to be.

You Can Get Answers

A common question for medical malpractice victims and their families is, “Why did this happen?” It’s hard to understand how someone who went through so much extra schooling can make a mistake and injure a patient rather than helping them. It’s also difficult to deal with the strain this has added to your life. In filing a claim, we can gather information from everyone connected to the incident so you can learn more about what happened.

You Can Help Others

Whether caused by a bad doctor or poor facility policies, medical malpractice cases are often indicators of issues that can (and have) affected other patients. By bringing a lawsuit, you can hold negligent parties accountable and prompt a hospital to change its policies to avoid future mistakes (and claims).

We’re Here to Help St. Louis Medical Malpractice Victims

Our team has always been dedicated to giving a voice to those hurt by others’ wrongdoings. We are truly passionate about helping our clients pursue justice, and we go above and beyond to keep you involved in and informed about your case. With millions recovered for accident and injury victims, The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm is known in the legal community and among insurers for providing dedicated and tough advocacy. If you need a strong attorney on your side to help with a medical malpractice claim, come meet our team to see what we can do for you.

Our St. Louis medical malpractice lawyers are ready to help you start your claim. Contact us at (314) 701-7722.


  • Unwavering Dedication

    We will fight for a just outcome on your behalf, and won’t give up in the face of difficult or unexpected challenges.

  • A Record of Proven Results

    Over our hundred years of combined legal experience, we have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients.

  • Respected in Our Community

    When attorneys need an attorney, they call us. Over 200 attorneys routinely refer clients to our capable & qualified team.

  • Compassionate Advocacy

    We genuinely care about the outcome of your case & commit to standing by your side every step of the way. 

  • Committed to Our Clients

    We pride ourselves in going the extra mile to make all of our clients feel comfortable, well-informed, and secure.

  • Clear Communication

    Our attorneys are committed to actively listening to our clients and to setting realistic, justifiable expectations.

Get The Help You Need

If you are interested in learning more about our law firm or want to schedule a free case evaluation, we encourage you to get in touch with our team today.


Millions Recovered For Our Clients
  • Car Accident $16,550,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a family of four involved in a single car wreck in a highway construction zone.

  • Wrongful Death $5,900,000 Verdict

    Verdict for the wrongful death of a woman as a result of the negligent failure of a pathologist to diagnose histoplasmosis.

  • Hospital Negligence $5,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement involving the failure of doctors at an east-central Illinois hospital to diagnose and treat a brain abscess.

  • Medical Malpractice $4,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a medical malpractice claim in downstate Illinois.

  • Tractor Trailer Injury and Death $2,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement for an Illinois tractor trailer injury resulting in death.

  • Medical Malpractice $2,100,000 Settlement

    Settlement for North Central Illinois medical malpractice case.

  • Truck Accident Resulting in Eye Injuries $2,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement of an accident involving a delivery truck with a pickup truck.

  • Negligent Care $1,750,000 Verdict

    Verdict for a case involving negligent podiatric care provided to the manager of a fast food restaurant.

  • Product Liability $1,750,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a man who lost both legs in a baler that had been improperly modified.

  • Hospital Negligence $1,245,000 Settlement

    Settlement for the failure by emergency room doctors to diagnose occluded carotid arteries and the stroke suffered by the patient as a result.

Hear From Our Clients

The Opinions That Matter Most
  • “I highly recommend Bill Tapella to anyone in need of an honest hardworking attorney that can get the job done and find your closure.”

    - Betty “Jane” B.
  • “When I got hurt, I almost lost everything. Bill Tapella was there for me and helped me put my life together.”

    - Brenda M.
  • “Bill is very hard-working and he has a great team as well. They go above and beyond.”

    - Donna S.


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