Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Illinois Medical malpractice lawsuits occur when a patient suffers personal injury or death due to the negligent actions of a doctor, hospital, nurse, or other medical provider. Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to win; attorneys must have the financial resources, a great deal of medical knowledge and legal expertise to prosecute them successfully. The lawyers at the Illinois law firm of Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck bring over 50 years of experience pursuing justice for their clients.
The diagnosis and treatment of each disease and the manner in which every surgery and medical procedure is undertaken has a minimum standard of care that all doctors, nurses and hospitals must meet in the course of treatment. For example, obstetricians, nurses and midwives are trained to follow particular guidelines when assessing when and how to intervene in a troubled pregnancy. If a mother or a child were to be injured during a delivery, the providers could be found liable for the injury only if they failed to meet the minimum accepted standard of care.
A patient may have a claim against a doctor or hospital when that standard of care is not met and the patient suffers damages as a result. For example, in Urbana, Illinois a baby sustained a brain injury during labor and delivery. Katz, Friedman lawyers argued that the injury was indeed the result of negligent treatment during the delivery, which resulted in a 5.6 million dollar settlement on behalf of the grieving family.
In today’s high-tech world, medical treatment is highly specialized and enormously complex. Since the standard of care is specific to each illness and procedure, and evolves constantly as medicine advances, medical malpractice claims are difficult to prove without representation by experienced medical malpractice attorneys. Errors on the part of health care providers can have dire, life-altering effects, including past, present and future pain and suffering, disability, and disfigurement; up to a lifetime of medical expenses and lost wages; or even catastrophic injury or death. Fair compensation for these devastating consequences helps victims and family members take the first steps toward putting their lives back on track.
Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers Assist Illinois Victims With:
- Anesthesiology errors, including accidental overdose
- Birth injury, including shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus injury/Erb’s palsy, and cerebral palsy
- Emergency room errors, including inaccurate triage (where the emergency room underestimates the severity of illness/injury)
- Hospital/Nursing home abuse and/or neglect, including falls due to inadequate supervision
- Misdiagnosis/Delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Medication errors, including administering wrong drug or dosage, harmful drug interactions and/or side-effects
- Nursing malpractice
- Radiological misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis
- Transplant errors
The Chicago-based team of medical malpractice attorneys at Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck serves the entire state of Illinois. Our attorneys have extensive experience navigating the complexities of medical malpractice and a proven track record in winning maximum compensation.
If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact us for a free initial consultation so that we can discuss your case. You won’t pay any legal fees unless we win.