Whenever the error of a physician or surgeon is the cause of injuries, medical complications or the death of the patient; the doctor or surgeon may be held liable under medical malpractice laws. Due to the difficulty in proving medical negligence or malpractice, it is important that anyone injured by the negligent act of a healthcare professional attain representation by an attorney who not only has experience handling similar cases but a proven track record of success. The Chicago Injury Center’s medical malpractice law team has access to the resources needed to effectively prove a doctor’s deviation from the standard of care and our past success with medical malpractice lawsuits speaks for itself.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
No two cases we see are identical, but what all medical malpractice cases share in common is the cause of an injury, medical complication or patient death due to a negligent act by a doctor, surgeon or healthcare professional. The cases we typically work on include the following.
- Brain injury due to negligence or malpractice— during surgical procedures, it is extremely important that the patient’s vital signs are consistently monitored and that there is an adequate flow of blood and oxygen to the patient’s brain. Procedures that require the patient to lie on his or her stomach may cause pressure on the arteries that bring blood to the brain, which can result in brain damage if the oxygen supply to the brain is diminished or cut off for an extended period of time. Injuries to the brain can result in temporary or permanent memory loss, the inability to concentrate, neurological disorders and other conditions that may alter the patient’s quality of life.
- Medical complications— these include conditions that result from misdiagnosis of illnesses and medical conditions, the prescribing or administration of the wrong medicines or in the wrong dosages, errors made during surgery that cause internal bleeding or infections or other complications.
- Death— if any action made by a healthcare professional resulted in the death of a patient and it is determined that the physician or surgeon did not act as any other professional under the same circumstances would have, the patient’s family may have the right to bring a lawsuit against the doctor or facility for medical malpractice or wrongful death.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, contact the Chicago Injury Center today to learn more about your rights as a patient or family member and your legal options. Our access to medical professionals and experts in other fields relevant to your case will allow us to help you determine whether you should pursue a case and let you know what you can expect as you go forward. Consultations with one of our medical malpractice attorneys are free and because we recognize the difficulty of proving medical malpractice cases, our services and advice will be free unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.