Maximum Recovery For Medical Malpractice Claims
Patients place their physical and emotional well-being into the hands of the doctors and health professionals they entrust with their care. The doctor-patient relationship can be among the most significant in a person’s life.
In taking on a patient’s case, doctors are legally bound to provide care to their patients consistent with the applicable standard of care. This means that doctors must provide patients with the same degree of care as would be exercised by a reasonably careful physician practicing under the same or similar circumstances.
When doctors or health professionals deviate from the standard of care, it can cause patient injury or death. In general, to prevail in a medical malpractice lawsuit, the following must be established:
- The presence of a doctor-patient relationship
- A duty of care owed by the doctor to the patient
- Evidence that the doctor deviated from that duty of care
- A causal connection between the departure from that duty of care and the patient’s physical, emotional or financial injuries
To hold a doctor legally responsible for your injury, we will need to demonstrate that the medical professional deviated from acceptable medical practices and standards.
Medical malpractice occurs when patients are injured or die due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Medical negligence often involves:
- Missed or delayed diagnosis
- Lack of informed consent
- Birth injuries
- Health care provider errors
- Surgical errors
- Misread X-rays, slides and ultrasounds
- Medical device errors
- Medication/pharmaceutical errors
- Spinal cord injuries
- Dental malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
If you suspect a doctor or another health care provider’s failure to act within proper standards of medical care may have resulted in injury or death, we will discuss your case and your legal options.
Talk With A Qualified Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
Your time to file a lawsuit may be limited. After suffering an injury due to medical practice, you have a specific window of time to seek damages against the negligent provider or hospital. If you miss the deadline, you might not be able to pursue your claim.
Therefore, it is vital to talk to an attorney about your options promptly. Call Martin Law, LLC, in Arlington Heights at 847-250-9355 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.