Medical malpractice occurs anytime a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care provider fails to comply with the appropriate standard of care. We trust doctors, nurses, and other health care providers to alleviate ailments, help us recover from injuries, and treat disease. Of course, medical problems and deaths happen through the fault of no one. But in some cases, health care providers make mistakes that can have devastating, and sometimes deadly, consequences.
At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys focus on the complex legal and factual issues that are involved in medical malpractice lawsuits. Because our law firm is dedicated to accident and injury law, we are well-versed in the legal issues involved in medical malpractice. Moreover, we have handled several successful medical malpractice lawsuits, enabling us to understand the complicated medical issues and terminology involved in these cases.
If you or a loved one was injured or died as a result of inadequate or inappropriate medical treatment, contact the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. at (312) 346-8990 or submit an online questionnaire to learn more about any possible causes of action that you may have. We offer a free initial consultation and, if we agree to take your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis. In other words, we only get paid for our services if you obtain financial recovery.
Medical malpractice is a type of negligence committed by a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care provider. If a patient is injured or dies as a result of a deviation from the appropriate standard of care, the medical professional may be liable for the injury that has occurred.
Some of the more common types of medical malpractice include:
If liability is assessed against the defendant medical professional, you may be able to cover the following in medical malpractice damages: medical expenses, lost wages, household services, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and disfigurement.
If the patient dies as a result of medical error, the patient’s family may be able to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, including medical bills incurred by the decedent prior to death, funeral expenses, loss of the decedent’s future income and benefits, loss of future inheritance, loss of parental guidance or spousal companionship (if applicable), pain and suffering of the survivors, pain and suffering of the decedent if an injury preceded the death, and punitive damages if the defendant’s actions were intentional, malicious or particularly egregious.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are subject to strict statutes of limitations, or time limits on when a claim may be filed. In Illinois, medical malpractice lawsuits generally must be filed within two years of the incident. Because the legal issues involved with a medical malpractice lawsuit are complex, and because a comprehensive investigation is often necessary, it is important to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Fishman, our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys are committed to getting our clients full and fair recovery following medical negligence and we don’t get paid unless you obtain compensation. We treat each client with exceptional service and personalized attention, knowing that each client’s needs are unique.
If you or a loved one was the victim of medical negligence, do not wait to get the legal help you need. Contact the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. today at (312) 346-8990 to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated Chicago medical malpractice attorneys.