When we seek medical attention from a healthcare provider, we expect to be treated with a standard of care that promotes our wellbeing. However, when a nurse, doctor, or another medical professional does not uphold this established standard, the consequences can be far-reaching and life-threatening.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, you have legal options. An Aurora medical malpractice lawyer can assess the details of your situation, launch an investigation, and advise you on a method of pursuing financial recovery.
All medical professionals are held to a high standard of care when making the decision to treat patients. Anything less than that standard could qualify as negligence. To get started with a free case review from a personal injury attorney, call The Kryder Law Group today.
We Handle All Medical Malpractice Cases
Regardless of how your medical malpractice injury occurred, our Aurora lawyers will investigate your case, determine who was liable, and fight for compensation.
We can help you win money for injuries caused by:
If your surgeon made a mistake out of negligence that caused you to unduly suffer during a procedure, an attorney in Aurora can hold them liable for damages and help you recover compensation. We may also be able to pursue funds from the facility where the operation was performed.
According to the University of Rochester, some situations are more prone to causing birth injuries than others. Still, not taking measures to promote the safety of a mother and child could constitute medical negligence in Aurora. Birth injuries can lead to a lifetime of difficulties for both the parents and the injured child. If you or your child was injured during labor or childbirth, let a medical malpractice attorney at our firm investigate and determine if a member of your attending medical staff was liable.
Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
The speed and accuracy of a diagnosis can determine the likelihood of a full and fast recovery. When a doctor misdiagnoses an ailment or fails to diagnose it correctly, they may be guilty of malpractice.
If you took a drug that was prescribed by your doctor and suffered adverse effects, we can investigate to determine if the doctor failed in their due diligence before writing the prescription. Your doctor may have prescribed the wrong dose or failed to take into consideration a contraindication with another medicine.
Medical Malpractice Cases Must be Built on Negligence
For your medical malpractice case to be successful, your Aurora lawyer must establish four elements:
Duty of Care
We must show that the responsible party (or parties) owed you a specific duty of care. This duty exists between all doctors and their patients, and it extends both to their staff members and to the medical facility that employs the doctor.
Breach of Duty of Care
We must demonstrate that the responsible party (or parties) breached their duty of care to you. To show this, we must provide evidence to prove how the responsible party acted negligently. One of the ways we can accomplish this is by consulting with another medical professional to gain further insight into your situation and what went wrong.
We must show how the responsible party’s negligence directly contributed to your injuries. How we can accomplish this goal varies on the details of your situation and the injuries you suffered.
Finally, we will lay out, in dollar amounts, the economic and non-economic damages you incurred as a result of the responsible party (or parties’) negligent medical care.
We Can Help You Recover Compensation
At The Kryder Law Group, our Aurora medical malpractice attorneys are determined to guide you through the financial recovery process. While we will strive for an out-of-court settlement, if we cannot reach a fair settlement offer from the involved parties, then we have the option of filing a lawsuit and taking your case to court.
We believe that you should not have to incur any out-of-pocket expenses due to the negligence of a healthcare provider. Our legal team can review your medical bills, lost wages, and other costs to assign an accurate value to your case. From there, we can approach the other party with a figure that represents the extent of your financial and emotional damages.
Should your case be successful, regardless of what route it takes, you may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages, including the cost of benefits, tips, and bonuses
- Reduced earning capacity
- The cost of physical therapy or mental health counseling
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional trauma
You may be seeking coverage for damages that we have not listed here. If so, you should share with your medical malpractice lawyer what losses you are hoping to recover through the negotiation process.
Illinois’ Statute of Limitations
735 ILCS 5/13-212 outlines how long you have to take your medical malpractice case to an Aurora civil court. Depending on when the malpractice occurred or when you reasonably should have discovered the error will factor into this deadline. If you let the statute or any other important deadlines expire, you risk losing the right to recover compensation. The Kryder Law Group can share in further detail how the state’s statute of limitations may apply to your case.
Call an Aurora Medical Malpractice Attorney to Discuss Your Case
The Aurora medical malpractice lawyers at The Kryder Law Group want to get to work for you today, helping you recover fair compensation from the doctor, healthcare provider, or medical facility responsible for your losses. We can get to work for you today, starting with a free, no-obligation case evaluation. To get started, call us today.