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Springfield and Branson Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Accident victims who are seriously injured and whistleblowers in the workplace whose reputations have been severely damaged have one thing in common — they need help from skilled lawyers who can make a positive difference in their lives. And they need it now.

Our Springfield attorneys provide that help and hope to clients throughout southwestern Missouri. We are the law firm of Placzek Winget & Placzek — accomplished advocates with 75 years of combined experience, a tradition of attentive personal service and a recognized reputation for results.

Placzek Winget & Placzek is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of AV Preeminent Lawyers. We are trial lawyers and our practice is limited to helping people or their loved one's who have been seriously injured, killed or treated unfairly by an insurance company. We do not and will not represent insurance companies, hospitals or big corporations.

Placzek Winget & Placzek lawyers excel at in-depth investigation of your serious or catastrophic personal injury, identification of the parties responsible for your accident, negotiation with insurance companies and forceful litigation against them in courts of law.

We know the challenges you face while you struggle to recover your health: lost wages from time off the job, mounting medical expenses, the cost of repair or replacement of your motor vehicle, emotional trauma, and physical pain and suffering. We work hard to achieve the justice you deserve so you can return to your positive, productive life.

Contact Placzek Winget & Placzek to arrange your free initial consultation. If your injury prevents travel, we can come to you. Call today, toll free — 800-556-3153.

Decades Of Combined Experience, Reputation For Positive Results

Our respected, responsive representation can benefit you in practice areas such as:

  • Personal injury — aggressive protection of your right to maximum financial compensation when you are injured due to negligence involving: a motor vehicle or motorcycle accident, a dangerous or defective product (product liability), an accident on someone else's property (slip and fall, trip and fall, accident involving dog bite, equine or livestock), gun accident or a situation where a family member or loved one dies in an accident caused by another (wrongful death). Also, if you have been treated unfairly by an insurance company or where there is insurance bad faith.
  • Medical malpractice — determined advocacy for victims of failure to diagnose, treatment to wrong patient or wrong body part, surgical errors, medication errors, birth injuries and any other instance of medical negligence by a doctor or health care professional.
  • Whistleblower litigation — safeguarding your interests in False Claims Act and qui tam cases, and for employee claims of wrongful termination where the employee was fired for whistleblowing.

Personal injury and medical malpractice clients of Placzek Winget & Placzek never have to be concerned about the cost of our quality legal services. We deliver our hard work and client commitment on a contingent fee basis. You owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.

Contact us. For a free initial consultation with one of our experienced Springfield auto accident lawyers, call 417-413-5915 locally, 800-556-3153 toll free or email us. We welcome the opportunity to serve you.

Our Verdicts & Settlements:

  • $6,000,000.00 settlement (pedestrian sustained brain damage when hit by a drunk driver).
  • $1,250,000.00 judgment (automobile driver sustained a fractured pelvis and multiple other injuries when hit by a tractor trailer truck).
  • $22,922,122.10 wrongful death judgment for the families of an architect and lumber executive (their vehicle was hit by a tractor trailer truck).
  • $950,000.00 wrongful death settlement against truck driver (a part from a tractor trailer truck broke loose from the trailer and hit the driver of an oncoming car).
  • $875,000.00 settlement (passenger in a bus hit by a vehicle in the wrong lane of travel - the settlement was against the bus driver under the theory that the bus driver could have avoided the accident).
  • $600,000.00 judgment (fractured knee and pelvis).
  • $825,000.00 settlement (broken back - client rear ended by tractor trailer).
  • $1,215,000.00 settlement (driver hit by car on wrong side of road - long term trauma and multiple broken bones).
  • $2,900,000.00 settlement (woman crossing road to check her mailbox hit by plumbing truck, quadriplegic).
  • $350,000.00 partial settlement for passenger in a vehicle that rear ended piece of heavy equipment on highway (against equipment operator).
  • $500,000.00 settlement (fractured knee motorcycle accident).
  • $225,000.00 judgment (broken leg - auto accident).
  • $2,400,000.00 settlement defective trailer winch track (wrongful death).
  • $750,000.00 judgment defective deer stand (broken hip - metal fatigue).
  • $387,500.00 settlement defective deer stand (broken hip - safety strap failure).
  • $175,000.00 settlement defective deer stand (broken leg - assembled wrong by retailer).
  • $275,000.00 settlement machine malfunction during eye laser surgery (eye damage).
  • $1,000,000.00 settlement improperly loading heavy equipment onto a trailer (loss of eye).
  • $1,000,000.00 settlement negligently supervising a child that swallowed a foreign object (damage to esophagus).
  • $5,705,000.00 settlement (electrocution downed power line) (1 death, 1 amputation of arm and severe burns, 1 mild brain damage).
  • $455,000.00 settlement (slip and fall in grocery store resulting in back injury).
  • $750,000.00 settlement, malfunction of emergency pendant and base unit of a medical/personal emergency response system used by elderly to summons help if they fall (amputation of leg of 83 yr. old woman).
  • $250,000.00 settlement, propane explosion (burned face, arms, and legs).
  • $450,000.00 settlement, power saw malfunction (amputation of fingers).
  • $350,000.00 settlement, building collapse (broken leg).
  • $350,000.00 settlement, building collapse (broken leg).
  • $650,000.00 settlement, cattle panels fell off a truck at delivery site (slipped disc).
  • $455,000.00 settlement, slip and fall on foreign substance at supermarket (slipped disc).
  • $425,000.00 settlement for defective air gun.
  • $300,000.00 settlement from subcontractor for electrical injury.
  • $200,000.00 settlement for defective medical device.
  • $600,000.00 settlement (head injury following fall from horse).
  • $8,400,000.00 paid on $1 Million Commercial general liability policy because insurance company denied coverage for truck accident, and allowed default judgment to be rendered.
  • $1,800,000.00 paid on $25,000.00 personal auto policy because insurance company claimed it did not apply to non-owned vehicles, and allowed default judgment to be taken.
  • $1,500,000.00 paid on a $500,000.00 business policy regarding a bulldozer accident in which insurance company denied coverage.
  • $300,000.00 paid (insurance company denied liability on a $25,000.00 policy because insurance company claimed the activity at the time of the accident was business related, judgment was obtained, and bad faith litigation ensued).
  • $600,000.00 paid on a $25,000.00 policy (insurance company refused to settle on a $25,000.00 policy unless plaintiff agreed to indemnify defendant and its insuror against unknown medical liens. Plaintiff refused, sued, and obtained a $600,000.00 judgment and collected the entire judgment largely against the insurance company under the principles of bad faith).
  • Plaintiff recovered $250,000.00 maximum coverage on underinsured motorist case (obtained summary judgment denying the insurance carrier the right to reduce the coverage by the defendant's insurance).
  • $225,000.00 judgment for broken ankle and leg (defendant paid her $50,000.00 policy limits, and underinsured motorist carrier who offered zero before trial paid the remainder after judgment).
  • $1,436,000.00 settlement paid on liability limits of $1,000,000.00 where defendant's insurer denied coverage.
  • $3,000,000.00 settlement for brain damage to child during birth.
  • $1,500,000.00 judgment (wrongful death failure to diagnose bone cancer of the knee).
  • $900,000.00 settlement (failure to investigate a lump in a breast, resulting in death from breast cancer).
  • $250,000.00 settlement (misdiagnosis of patient with breast cancer when she did not have the same).
  • $1,600,000.00 settlement (wrongful death - failure to diagnose dissecting aortic aneurysm).
  • $1,600,000.00 settlement (birth injury - fetal distress).
  • $300,000.00 settlement (gallbladder - improperly clipping and damaging the common bile duct).
  • $825,000.00 settlement (death of mother during child birth - failure to diagnose amniotic fluid embolism).
  • $350,000.00 settlement (failure to diagnose liver cancer).
  • $300.000.00 settlement (gallbladder - wrongful death - perforated colon and bowel).
  • $750,000.00 settlement (wrongful death - failure to diagnose a blood clot in the leg).
  • $487,500.00 settlement (damage caused during multiple sinus treatment and surgeries).
  • $500,000.00 settlement (gallbladder - complete trans-section of common bile duct).
  • $200,000.00 settlement (diagnostic laparoscopic surgery - perforation of bowel).
  • $950,000.00 settlement (failure to diagnose melanoma).
  • $400,000.00 settlement (wrongful death - failure to diagnose heart attack).
  • $225,000.00 settlement (wrongful death - failure to advise patient to go to ER for possible DVT).
  • $375,000.00 settlement (wrongful death - failure to discover peritonitis after gallbladder surgery).
  • $235,000.00 settlement (operating on wrong patient).
  • $425,000.00 settlement (failure to timely repair an aortic coarctation in newborn), (wrongful death).
  • $900,000.00 settlement (misdiagnosing an intercranial hemorrhage as food poisoning), (wrongful death).
  • $400,000.00 settlement (failure to diagnose osteomyelitis in ankle fracture of 16 year old).
  • $275,000.00 settlement (failure of urgent care facility and others to diagnose heart attack).
  • $1,000,000.00 settlement (failure to diagnose infection).
  • $400,000.00 settlement (failure to diagnose heart attack).
  • $550,000.00 settlement (failure to diagnose esophageal leak).
  • $2,600,000.00 settlement (breach of service contract by hospital with physician group).
  • $1,425,000.00 settlement (wrongful termination by employer).
  • Covenant not to compete by physician held invalid because employer improperly assigned employment contract to hospital.
  • Defense verdict in a lawsuit involving claim that individual fraudulently represented business to be valued at $1,500,000.00, which 13 months later sold for $24,000,000.00.
  • Adverse possession lawsuit involving the claim by a developer that he owned the driveway and backyard of client.
  • Represented individual hurt in auto accident who claimed her attorneys were guilty of ethical violation in representing her.
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