Medical Malpractice

When doctors, nurses, hospitals and other healthcare professionals commit "medical malpractice," you need an attorney who knows the law and has both the legal and practical knowledge required to successfully prosecute a medical malpractice case. I have over 38 years of legal experience with medical malpractice and personal injury claims, which provides me with the extensive knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to effectively represent my clients.

Question: In Illinois, what are the required legal elements to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit?   

Answer: In a medical malpractice (medical negligence) case, the burden is on the plaintiff to prove the following elements of a cause of action: (1) the proper standard of care against which the defendant healthcare provider's conduct is measured; (2) a healthcare provider's failure to comply with the applicable standard of medical, nursing, or hospital professional care; (3) and a resulting injury or death proximately caused by the healthcare provider's failure of skill or care.