We trust doctors and medical professionals with our lives. In turn, doctors and medical professionals have an obligation to provide us, as patients, with a certain standard of care. When medical accidents occur, the results can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. Medical malpractice can inflict catastrophic and life-changing injuries through a missed or incorrect diagnosis, surgical error, or other substandard care. It is not unusual for medical negligence to lead to birth injuries, brain damage, or death.
At Kasan Law, our lawyers represent medical malpractice victims against doctors, hospitals, dentists, and other healthcare professionals that negligently caused injuries, illness, or death. In order for our attorneys to consider any medical malpractice claim, a person must have suffered injuries caused by a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider’s substandard care, treatment, or evaluation.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact our Chicago and Illinois medical malpractice attorneys to discuss your rights.
Medical and healthcare providers can be sued for injuries caused by their negligence under the theory of medical malpractice, also referred to as medical negligence. Medical malpractice occurs when treatment falls below the standard of care generally accepted and established by the appropriate medical community.
In a medical malpractice case, our Chicago and Illinois attorneys must prove that the medical provider did not meet the applicable standard of care in your or a loved one’s particular situation in order to recover monetary damages. Doctors, dentists, and other medical specialists, including hospitals and surgical physicians, have an obligation to conduct themselves professionally and not harm their patients. When they make mistakes, patients in their care can be seriously injured. Unfortunately, such errors are often avoidable and occur due to medical professionals being inadequately trained or too busy to be thorough.
A bad or undesired result does not automatically mean medical malpractice occurred. For a doctor or hospital to be liable for medical malpractice, our lawyers must show their medical services fell below the standard of care. Therefore, they were negligent when providing their medical services. Some examples of medical negligence include administering too much anesthesia, performing a procedure improperly, or failing to do something medically necessary or required.
Our Chicago and Illinois medical malpractice attorneys have handled a variety of medical malpractice cases, including:
We can help determine if you have a meritorious medical malpractice case against a hospital or medical care provider. When a patient has a bad result or is left with a disability greater than before the medical treatment, there is a possibility that medical negligence caused the bad result and disability.
We will conduct a focused interview with you, provide answers to general matters, and determine whether further investigation is warranted by obtaining your medical and hospital records. If an investigation is warranted, our office will obtain the relevant medical records regarding the matter.
Upon receiving your medical and hospital records, our knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys and legal team will read and analyze the information recorded in your medical records. Even though the events relating to medical negligence are often not recorded in a patient’s records, a review of the records is still mandatory.
After we have finished our review, and if we believe it is appropriate, we will then consult with a physician who has extensive knowledge of the illness or condition relevant to the matter, in an effort to determine whether medical malpractice has occurred and your injuries could have been prevented.
If it is determined that you or your loved one is the victim of medical negligence, our Chicago and Illinois medical malpractice attorneys will work hard to obtain the full amount of compensation you are entitled to under the law.
In order to be successful in a medical malpractice case, the following elements must be satisfied:
If it is established that medical malpractice did occur, the plaintiff can be awarded compensatory damages.
Compensatory damages may include economic damages, including potential past and future losses. Some examples of compensatory damages are lost earning capacity, medical expenses, and life care expenses. They may also include non-economic damages. This would include emotional distress and physical or psychological harm (such as losing your vision or legs).
At Kasan Law, we take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you will not pay any legal fees unless we get you compensation for your case. Our consultations are free and carry no obligations.
As with any personal injury case, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical negligence or malpractice, contact our Chicago and Illinois personal injury attorneys to schedule your free consultation and case review by calling (312) 300-6724, e-mailing us at [email protected], or schedule your consultation online.