Top Elmhurst, IL Medical Malpractice Lawyers Near You

Medical Malpractice Lawyers | Joliet Office | Serving Elmhurst, IL

54 N. Ottawa Street, Suite B-5, Joliet, IL 60432

Medical Malpractice Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Elmhurst, IL

121 W Wacker Dr, Suite 2300, Chicago, IL 60601

Medical Malpractice Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Elmhurst, IL

218 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 301, Chicago, IL 60661

Medical Malpractice Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Elmhurst, IL

111 W. Washington Street, Suite 950, Chicago, IL 60602

Medical Malpractice Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Elmhurst, IL

345 N. Canal St., Suite C-202, Chicago, IL 60606

Medical Malpractice Lawyers | Hanover Park Office | Serving Elmhurst, IL

1060 East Lake Street, Suite 1, Hanover Park, IL 60133

Medical Malpractice Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Elmhurst, IL

222 W Adams St, Suite 2250, Chicago, IL 60606

Medical Malpractice Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Elmhurst, IL

140 S Dearborn St, Suite 1020, Chicago, IL 60603

Medical Malpractice Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Elmhurst, IL

110 N Wacker Drive, Suite 3800, Chicago, IL 60606

Medical Malpractice Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Elmhurst, IL

55 West Monroe Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60603

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Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Hospitas, doctors, and other medical staff are supposed to help patients, not injure them. Unfortuantely, when something a healthcare professional does or does not do causes a patient to be injured, he or she likely has committed medical malpractice and you may have a case.

Common Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases come in many forms. Some common types of medical malpractice cases include failure to diagnose medical conditions or misdiagnosis, surgical errors, anesthesia negligence, birth injuries and hospital negligence.

If you or a loved one was injured due to the fault of a medical professional, now is the time to act. Not only could you be entitled to compensation, but you could also hold the care providers responsible for their negligence. Speaking with an experienced Elmhurst medical malpractice attorney can help you determine if you have a case by reviewing your medical records and, if needed, he or she will hire a medical expert to get the additional evidence needed to evaluate your claim.

What qualifies as medical malpractice?

A doctor, nurse, or any other health care worker’s job is extremely stressful, and mistakes do happen. This makes medical malpractice hard to prove. You will need to prove that the liable party’s standard of care they provided was outside the bounds of reasonable care, and that poor care led to your injuries. Successful medical malpractice cases often rely on the testimony of other expert doctors to prove that malpractice occurred.

How much is the average medical malpractice settlement?

The average medical malpractice settlement is someone in the range of $300,000-$400,000, but it’s important to remember that every case is unique. The extent of your injuries and financial losses and whether your lawyer can build a compelling case will have a large effect on the amount of compensation that you might receive.

When should I get a lawyer for medical malpractice?

If you suspect that you or a loved one was the victim of medical malpractice, you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Even if the hospital is offering you a quick settlement, you should have your own attorney review it to make sure you are not giving away any rights. An attorney could also determine whether you have a case for more compensation.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances – such as being charged with a crime – where you should always seek experienced legal help.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney’s track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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