When you are ill or injured, you might turn to a doctor or other medical professional to help alleviate your pain or trauma. Typically you will see a medical professional for diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing consultation. Medical professionals are required to abide by a standard of care, or a degree of caution. In Illinois, medical malpractice is considered a form of professional negligence where the physician or medical professional failed to confirm to the applicable standard of care. The negligence can cause severe consequences such as grave injury or lasting organ damage, paralysis, infection, advancement of diseases, or even wrongful death.
Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Staver Law Group will work with you to prepare your case and help prove your claim. When you or your loved ones suffer from life-long disabilities and debilitation, or wrongful death due to the mistakes of a healthcare professional, you deserve the topmost compensation.
It’s important to know that a medical malpractice claim can be brought against any medical professional who is responsible. Healthcare professionals may include:
- Physician assistants
- X-ray and radiological technicians
Am I A Victim of Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice claims can be filed for many different types of professional negligence. Misdiagnosis may provide reason for a claim if the undiagnosed disease, illness, or cancer should have been found given the your condition and symptoms. In other instances, physicians who prescribe drugs with severe interactions or in wrong dosages may be held liable for their actions. As a form of personal injury, medical malpractice has serious and even fatal consequences that can impact the rest of your life, and malpractice can occur at nearly any stage or step of your medical journey if a medical professional acts negligently.
Obtain The Compensation You Deserve
When you or a loved one are ill or injured, you’re likely already facing a great deal of stress – the pain and physical impact of an illness and disease, as well as upheaval of your normal life. When you have been hurt or injured because of medical malpractice, the stress may compound. A medical professional’s insurance company will likely have lawyers evaluating the situation and fighting your claim. These types of claims are very serious because it could mean thousands or millions of dollars in damages for the insurance company, as well as possible loss of medical licensure for the medical professional at fault for your injury.
One thing you should know is that medical malpractice cases have some of the shortest statute of limitation rules, or amount of time during which you can bring a medical malpractice claim against a medical professional. In Illinois there is a two year statute of limitations, meaning that a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within two years from when a person knew or, through the use of reasonable diligence, should have known of the medical professional’s negligent act or omission. In addition, Illinois has a statute of repose, meaning that a medical malpractice lawsuit cannot be filed more than four years after the medical professional’s negligent act or omission. There are some exceptions to these statutes that we can help you evaluate depending on the unique circumstances of your situation.
Staver Law Group can help you manage the paperwork, insurance adjusters, and defense attorneys so you can focus on your health and getting the appropriate treatment. Please call us today at for a free legal consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers.