Medical Malpractice

We live our lives under the impression that doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are here to help us. While this is generally the case, sometimes they fail us in a big way. When this happens, your job is to recover from the incident — but not alone or without appropriate compensation.

Medical Malpractice Statistics

According to Diederich Healthcare, Illinois ranked as the 10th highest state for medical malpractice payouts per capita in 2012. The reasons for these cases varied, with the most common allegations stemming from:

  • Diagnosis-related incidents (33%)
  • Surgery-related incidents (24%)
  • Treatment-related incidents (18%)
  • Obstetrics-related incidents (11%)
  • Medication-related incidents (4%)
  • Monitoring-related incidents (3%)
  • Anesthesia-related incidents (3%)
  • Other incidents (4%)

Clearly, you are not alone if you’re facing a medical malpractice issue. If you feel that you were treated improperly regarding one of the areas above, it’s important that you act quickly to hold the healthcare provider responsible for their negligence.

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Filing a Medical Malpractice Case in Illinois

Even if your healthcare professional is the one at fault, the “burden of proof,” as the court calls it, falls on the person filing the case. In simple terms, this means that you’re the one responsible for proving their negligence in your medical malpractice case.

There are three key things you need to prove if you want a chance at winning your case:

  1. The proper standard of care against which your healthcare provider’s conduct is measured.
  2. The healthcare provider’s failure to comply with the applicable standard of medical, nursing, or hospital professional care.
  3. The resulting injury or death caused by your healthcare provider’s failure of skill or care.

These are the required elements you need to win your case. As you can imagine, researching and presenting these can be an intimidating and arduous task. If you’re feeling the pressure and unsure about how to proceed from here, don’t let the stress build up. You have enough to worry about as you recover from the incident — let me step in to handle the details.

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

When doctors, nurses, hospital workers, 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 your case. I have more than 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 you. Let’s win this together.