We place a lot of trust in our doctors to make decisions in the best interest of our health and never expect to be subjected to acts of negligence which cause or increase the severity of an injury. Medical malpractice is defined as an act which has deviated from the standard of care— or in other words how any other competent doctor would have acted. Unfortunately, malpractice cases have an extremely low rate of success which is why it is important that you are represented by a malpractice lawyer who has experience and a successful track record. The Chicago Injury Center is a personal injury law firm committed to results and the best possible outcome for every client we represent.
Forms of Medical Malpractice
Whether the medical professional who is accused of malpractice could have prevented the accident is always up for debate when pursuing a malpractice case. Illinois law requires a signed affidavit from a licensed physician supporting the claim that the acts or inaction of the accused doctor were negligent and resulted in injuries that would not have occurred had the doctor followed the standard of care. Forms of medical malpractice include the following.
- Injuries caused during birth that affect the child’s future standard of living.
- Surgical errors that cause life threatening medical complications or death.
- Improper administration of anesthesia that results in brain damage or fatality.
- Error in the prescription or dosing of medications.
- Failure to notice or treat infections or actions that cause an untreated infection to find its way into the blood stream— also referred to as sepsis.
- Cerebral palsy, which can be caused by negligent care during childbirth.
Chicago Lawyers with a History of Success in Medical Negligence Cases
Due to the level of difficulty in trying medical malpractice cases and the lengthy legal process required in the state of Illinois, the most important decision you will make is the selection of a lawyer. Our firm has access to professionals in the medical field who are able to provide expert testimony and accurately assess the value of a case which increases our chances of winning and allows us to seek the maximum amount of compensation on your behalf. We also have extensive experience successfully proving medical malpractice cases and are confident in our ability to either win in court or reach a fair settlement that represents your best interests.
The Chicago Injury Center has access to numerous attorneys who have had past success representing clients who have been harmed due to negligent acts of doctors and hospitals. If you have been the victim of malpractice in the Chicagoland area, contact us today to set up a free consultation. We will review all of the details of your case, let you know more about the legal process and answer any questions that you may have regarding your rights and your case.
We will never require payment upfront for our services and if for any reason, we are unable to settle or win your case, you will owe us nothing.