Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fight for Patients Injured by Healthcare Providers
Negotiating and trying cases when medical care in Illinois worsens your health instead of improving it
All healthcare providers are required to meet the standard of care that similar professionals provide their patients. When medical care falls below these standards and causes death, permanent injuries, or any type of harm, then the hospitals and medical team that provided this subpar care should be held accountable for two reasons. The first reason is to compensate the injured person or family for the damage they caused. The second reason is to deter or prevent the medical malpractice from happening again.
At Gainsberg Law, our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers have the experience to help injured patients get justice. We help you determine who was at fault and why. We do this by reviewing your case with you, examining all the relevant medical records, and analyzing what happened with expert medical professionals. We work with your doctors to properly diagnose all your injuries and understand your prognosis. We then file suit for any necessary medical surgeries to correct the malpractice, doctor visits, all medical prescription costs, and the need for any medical equipment. We demand compensation for economic loss including lost wages and all the pain and suffering you endure. In death cases, we file wrongful death claims on behalf of the family.
Common types of medical malpractice cases
Our firm represents patients when the following type of medical malpractice happens:
- Failure to diagnose. Common illnesses that doctors fail to diagnose or delay the correct diagnosis are cancer, heart disease, pneumonia, pregnancy complications, and pulmonary embolisms.
- Lack of informed consent. Doctors have a duty to disclose to the patient the risks of surgery or treatment. They must get the patient’s consent before proceeding.
- Birth injuries. Examples of birth injury include brain damage, loss of oxygen, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and nerve damage.
- Improper treatment. Doctors are negligent if they operate on the wrong body part, fail to perform the right corrective surgery, leave an object behind, or create an unnecessary risk of infection.
- Testing failures. Healthcare providers should provide the right test for the disease or ailment. They must also read the results correctly. Common medical tests that often lead to medical error are X-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, and blood tests.
- Medication errors. Mistakes include prescribing the wrong drug and prescribing the right drug but in the wrong amount. Medication negligence also includes not considering the other prescriptions the patient is taking.
There are many other types of medical malpractice including dental malpractice, psychological malpractice, and failing to prescribe the correct medical device. Our Chicago medical negligence lawyers understand the full range of medical mistakes healthcare providers make and the sometimes-life-threatening dangers these complications cause.
Get help from a Chicago medical malpractice attorney now
Delay can hurt your case. There are statutes of limitations for bringing medical malpractice cases. The hospitals, doctors, and other defendants will fight hard to save their reputation and financial costs a large verdict mean. Prompt action means better preparation, the ability to speak with witness when the facts are fresh, and the ability to get corrective medical treatment, if possible. If you were injured or a loved one died due to the fault of doctors who were careless or unprofessional, the Chicago medical malpractice attorneys of Gainsberg Law are ready to help. Please call us at 312-313-1621 or complete our contact form for an appointment.