Grissom Law Office
Injury Law What does it mean when someone says "injury law"? Injury law is broadly defined as the area of law that deals with people's injuries caused by the negligence of others, including injuries from accidents, medical malpractice, negligence, etc.
More people die each year from medical mistakes than from motor vehicle accidents or breast cancer. A study by the Institute of Medicine estimates that medical errors in hospitals result in 40,000 to 98,000 deaths each year. Up to 7,000 people die from errors in prescribing medicine. One of the best tools to attempt to correct this crisis in medicine is to hold negligent hospitals and physicians accountable for their mistakes. Please see the Institute of Medicine or the American Medical Association.
Medical Malpractice occurs when a health care provider fails to act with a reasonable standard of care and causes a new or aggravated injury to the patient. Some examples of medical malpractice include:
- Failure or delay in diagnosing or misdiagnosis of a medical condition
- Surgical or anesthesia related mishap during an operation
- Failure to gain the "informed consent" of the patient (failing to disclose to the patient the risks associated with the procedure)
- Failure to manage a pregnancy or deliver a baby in a safe manner
- Failure to properly treat a medical condition after making a correct diagnosis
- Failure to administer medications properly
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
National Guideline Clearinghouse
New England Journal of Medicine
Institute of Medicine
Here at the Law Office of Barry R. Grissom, my mission is to provide quality legal support and counsel to my clients. I have a reputation for thoroughness and preparedness that is widely recognized and respected in the legal community. I work together, with the client, to achieve the most successful client outcome. I am committed and experienced lawyer who takes my responsibilities seriously, knowing that the results I achieve for my client will have lasting impact on their lives.
I assist my clients in the following practice areas: personal injury, professional negligence (both legal & medical malpractice), consumer protection, discrimination, elder law, employment law, family law, professional malpractice, personal injury and workers' compensation.
My commitment to excellent representation includes:
- Giving my clients the attention they deserve.
- Explaining all options to help you make an informed decision.
- Giving you as much time as you need to speak with me.
- Keeping you informed about the status of your case.
- Maintaining client confidence.
- Looking out for my clients' immediate needs and long term interests.
- Prompt return of phone calls.
I emphasize communication with my clients, persistent advocacy, and attention to all aspects of their case. Regardless of the size of the case, my commitment is to obtain a just result for each of my clients.
I am sensitive to the rich traditions of the legal profession and my community, and I am dedicated to providing my clients with professional service along with vigorous advocacy of their interests. I strive to balance client interests with important individual and community values. It is something I work very hard to achieve.
My goal is to provide a level of performance and satisfaction that demonstrates to both clients and peers nothing less than the best legal service available. I am immensely proud of my accomplishments and invite you to learn more about who I am, who I represent, and the range of services I provide.
U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1983
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 2001
Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1981
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1977
B.S., Bachelor of Science
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1986 - Present
Board of Governors
Phi Alpha Delta
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