Every time you visit the doctor, you place your faith in his or her abilities. When a doctor is negligent with your health, it affects more than your physical wellbeing. You trusted a medical professional with your health and safety, and now you’re financially and emotionally suffering, too.
If you believe your doctor was negligent while caring for you, reach out for a free consultation with a Chicago medical malpractice attorney. Filing a claim on your own can be daunting, but so can finding the right law firm for your case. Contact Lane & Lane, LLC for a free, no-obligation case review.
Before you file a claim or sign on to work with a firm, you’ll need to know whether you have a viable claim. Not all cases of worsening conditions are caused by medical negligence, so you’ll need to know your options before filing. After all, you can’t afford to waste time and money on an unviable claim.
When we review your claim, we’ll look for signs that your doctor didn’t provide the reasonable care you deserve. For example, your doctor might not have thoroughly examined you, and because he or she neglected this step, your illness went undiagnosed and untreated.
Our lawyer’s first step is to determine whether your illness or injury could have been prevented with reasonable care. After determining that yours is a case of medical malpractice, we can assess the cost of the damages.
After confirming that your claim is viable, we’ll outline how our firm can help you, beginning with the timeline for filing your claim. In Illinois, your claim must be filed within two years of the incident.
Filing a claim against a doctor can be difficult because they are a major part of the community’s healthcare, so they have some protections. Some Illinois laws make it more difficult to win a case against a doctor so they can afford to continue practicing. Unfortunately, that means your claim could suffer without an attorney’s help.
Malpractice claims often require additional steps that you might not know about. Your lawyer will focus on building a strong case against your doctor while you focus on your recovery. In your free consultation, we’ll discuss the evidence required, and the categories of compensation you can include in your claim, such as medical bills and mental anguish.
We’ll also review what you can expect to pay for our services. Many personal injury firms use contingency fees, which means that the firm doesn’t get paid until you receive your compensation. We’ll deduct our fees from a percentage of your compensation, so you don’t have to worry about paying out of pocket.
When a doctor is responsible for your suffering, and you’re in need of compensation, expensive attorney fees can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, with Lane & Lane, LLC, you can meet with a medical malpractice attorney for free, and understand how much our services will cost before signing a contract.
Before you file a claim, reach out for a free consultation. Our attorneys will determine whether your claim is valid, and then walk you through the claims process.
Do you need help seeking compensation? Call 312-332-1400 or complete the online form below.