Medical Malpractice

Too many times, patients trust their health to doctors and healthcare professionals only to end up with injuries or conditions that are worse than the illness that was being treated. When a doctor fails to provide treatment that meets the standard of care and his or her patient is injured or dies as a result, the doctor may be liable in a medical negligence lawsuit. In order to assemble a case against a medical professional, it must be established that the professional failed to act as a reasonable peer would have in the same instance.

Establishing Fault and Liability in Illinois Medical Malpractice Cases

It can be difficult to determine what another doctor or surgeon would have done in any medical situation, which is why 735 ILCS 5/2-622 requires that every medical negligence lawsuit in the state of Illinois be initiated only after the filing attorney has a signed statement from a qualified medical professional that states the actions taken were outside the standard of care. The process that must be undertaken to acquire such a statement from a properly qualified physician is complicated and drawn out. For this reason, the overall value of the medical negligence lawsuit must be assessed to determine whether to proceed.

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It is extremely difficult to win a medical negligence lawsuit and nearly 80% of defending doctors are found not liable. The process can take as long as three years if the case is not immediately thrown out by the court (about 60% of medical malpractice cases are thrown out).

Due to the low success rate and the difficulty in filing these types of lawsuits, it is extremely important that your medical negligence attorney attorney is experienced and qualified to bring your case in an effective and flawless manner.

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorneys have access to numerous medical professionals and other resources that allow us to establish fault and accurately predict the financial cost of your injuries. Our lawyers also have many years of experience fighting on behalf of the victims of medical malpractice. We will fight as hard as we can for you through the entire process in order to give you the greatest chance of success and to collect the most damages on your behalf.

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

There are many forms of medical malpractice. If you have been the victim of any of these forms of malpractice, we would love the opportunity to review your case.

  • Surgical errors resulting in injury or severe medical conditions
  • Injuries during birth that affect the child (including cerebral palsy) or the mother
  • Cases in which medical malpractice may be at fault for a child’s cerebral palsy
  • Anesthesia errors that result in death or medical complications
  • Negligence on behalf of hospital staff
  • Wrongful death cases in which medical negligence has resulted in the death of a patient

Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers Serving Chicagoland

Call us today if you have been the victim of any form of medical malpractice to learn more about your rights and to schedule a free consultation.  Our team has achieved record-setting results for many different types of medical negligence cases. Our results have bestowed awards from both legal and patient rights organizations who recognize our achievements in the fields of patient safety.

We never charge a fee unless we collect damages for you, and we will never share any of the information that you provide us. To determine if you have a case and to get started immediately, contact us right away.

Sources:

http://www.medpagetoday.com/PracticeManagement/Medicolegal/32692
http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/justice/hs.xsl/8679.htm

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