Hospitals and doctors hold our lives in their hands. We expect them to provide us with the best medical care. When hospitals or doctors make mistakes with our care, the effects can be catastrophic both physically and financially. Loved ones can die, suffer permanent brain damage or have a disability for the rest of their lives. A person or a family can get stuck with hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. The purpose of a medical malpractice lawsuit is not to punish the hospital or doctor for their negligent care. The purpose of a medical malpractice lawsuit suit is to hold the hospital or doctor responsible for the losses and injury they caused. Medical malpractice lawsuits arise when a person is injured by a healthcare provider’s negligent acts or omissions. Medical malpractice claims can proceed against doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, dentists, chiropractors, podiatrists, hospitals and other healthcare providers. Argionis & Associates handles a variety of medical malpractice claims, including:

  • Missed diagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Surgical injuries
  • Lack of informed consent
  • Orthopedic surgical injuries
  • Obstetric/labor and delivery surgical injuries
  • Improperly prescribed, dispensed, or filled medication
  • Improperly prescribed, dispensed, or filled dosages of medication
  • Spinal cord stimulator injuries
  • Unreasonable conduct of a physician or healthcare provider
  • Patient neglect and nursing home abuse

In order to file a medical malpractice case in the state of Illinois, a report must be obtained from a licensed health professional. The health professional must review the claim and find that there is a reasonable and meritorious cause for filing the medical negligence case. 735 ILCS 5/2-622

If you are the victim of medical negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability and lost wages. In addition, the spouse of a victim of medical negligence may be entitled to recover damages for loss of consortium, including the value of lost services and companionship provided by the injured person.
 

What to Do When Looking for Medical Malpractice Representation

It can be difficult to tell whether your case fits the definition of doctor-patient negligence, and you may be unsure whether you have a claim. In most cases, hospitals, doctors and clinics will not admit they were negligent and may take steps to minimize liability. You need to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. This time you have to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit is limited, you need to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, even if you’re familiar with the medical malpractice definition found in the dictionary, it can be challenging to tell whether you’ve been affected. If you’ve suffered any negative outcome in a medical setting, contact an experienced Chicago medical malpractice attorney who can help you determine whether you have a claim.

If you feel that something went wrong with your medical treatment, contact a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer for assistance, representation and advice. When looking for malpractice lawyers in Chicago, look for experienced attorneys with track records in malpractice cases in Chicago and surrounding areas.

If you need assistance, contact medical malpractice attorney, George Argionis, for a free consultation at (312) 782-4545 and a thorough evaluation of your potential claim. Unlike other medical negligence lawyers in Chicago, you will speak directly with an attorney. Our experienced attorneys will work with you directly and use their extensive federal and state court experience to seek the best outcome in your case.

If you believe that you have been injured by the negligence of a health professional, it is important that you timely consult with an attorney, as the time in which you may bring a claim is limited by statutes of limitations.

If you would like to speak with an attorney regarding a potential medical negligence claim, please contact us online or call us at (312) 782-4545.