As if dealing with a serious illness or injury wasn’t bad enough, things can get much more difficult when your condition is worsened by a medical professional who makes a careless or irresponsible decision in regards to your treatment and care. When this happens, you have the right to pursue a medical malpractice claim against them.
Not only will you be able to obtain compensation for your damages, but you’ll also be able to protect future patients by holding the negligent medical professional accountable for their actions. Below, we discuss what is considered medical malpractice, which professionals can have medical malpractice claims brought against them, and what types of damages you’ll be entitled to when you file your claim.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to use the appropriate level of care that is expected across the industry. The key point being that another professional of similar education, training, and experience would not have made the same decision or mistake that the one treating you made.
The good news is that nearly anyone involved in your treatment or care can be found liable for your condition. This includes physicians, surgeons, nurses, assistants, obstetricians, and even the hospital or doctor’s office involved in your case.
Your attorney will need to examine the circumstances of your condition and the course of events that resulted in your condition worsening before we are able to determine which medical professional should be named as the defendant in your lawsuit.
Damages to Include in Your Claim
The goal when pursuing your claim is to ensure that each of the losses you endured are repaid by the liable party. This means that we’ll be including not just your lost wages and medical expenses, but the damage to your earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, inconvenience, loss of companionship and love, and emotional distress, to name a few.
Reach Out to an Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyer
For assistance in securing maximum compensation for all you’ve been through, schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced Illinois medical malpractice attorney at Lane & Lane, LLC. You can do so by completing the quick contact form we’ve provided at the bottom of this page or by calling our office at 312-332-1400.