The Kryder Law Group, LLC can help if you or a loved one suffered a medical malpractice injury in Bloomington. Our lawyers can hold the negligent health care provider or facility responsible for your medical bills and other damages.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical practitioner fails to treat patients according to the health care field’s acceptable standards of care. You may have a case for malpractice if your provider’s breach of the duty of care resulted in your injuries and financial losses.
Medical “Never Events”
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, there are some errors that are so serious and preventable that the medical community considers them “never events,” meaning they should never occur. Seven categories containing 29 specific events exist:
- Surgical or procedural events – Wrong-site surgeries, wrong-patient surgeries, and botched surgeries
- Device or product events – Injuries caused by contaminated medicines, defective medical devices, and incorrect use of a medical device
- Patient protection events – Improper discharge to an unauthorized person, patient disappearance (elopement), and suicide or self-harm while under the care of a medical facility
- Care management events – Medication errors, some birth and maternal injuries, falls occurring in a health care setting, and failure to communicate the results of diagnostic testing
- Radiologic events – Injuries or deaths caused by the presence of metallic objects in an MRI area
- Environmental events – Injuries caused by electric shock, burns, or the use of restraints
- Criminal events – Physical abuse, sexual abuse, or instances of care provided by a person impersonating a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider
If you were harmed by a never event, it constitutes medical malpractice. However, not all malpractice injuries result from a never event. If you believe you or a loved one suffered an injury due to substandard care or a never event, we can look into your treatment and discuss your legal options.
We Can Help You Pursue Financial Compensation
The party responsible for your injuries should pay for your medical treatment and other losses. We can help you pursue costs associated with your past and future health care needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering, which may include awards for:
- Hospital stays
- Medications and medical devices
- Follow up care
- Diagnostic testing
- Loss of a body part or limb
- Loss of mobility
- Chronic pain
- Depression, anxiety, and mental anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of future earning capacity
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, medical errors are the third most common cause of death in the United States. If your loved one suffered a fatal malpractice injury, you can seek compensation on their behalf. You may be entitled to awards for their final medical bills and funeral and burial expenses. You may have the right to pursue additional damages for your pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of parental guidance and support.
How Much is Your Case Worth?
Specific details, such as your age, the extent of your injuries and suffering, the value of your medical bills, and the amount of your lost wages, will affect the value of your case.
Our lawyers will identify and calculate every penny owed to you and your family. We will work to win the compensation that meets all your needs.
Our Lawyers Can Assist with Your Malpractice Insurance Claim
Many malpractice cases begin with a claim against the negligent provider’s liability insurance. We can help you file your insurance claim, prove negligence, and negotiate for the highest settlement possible. We will:
- Manage and adhere to insurance deadlines
- Submit all necessary paperwork
- Review your medical bills and records
- Consult medical experts
- Speak with eyewitnesses
- Handle all phone calls and emails with the insurance company
- Review your settlement offers and reject those that are less than you deserve
If Necessary, We Can Take Action in Civil Court
If we cannot reach an agreement outside of court, we can help you move forward with a medical malpractice lawsuit. According to 735 ILCS 5/13-212(a), you generally have two years from the time of your injury to file your case. Circumstances exist that may extend your time limit, such as a delayed discovery of your injury or a minor suffering the injury.
Medical malpractice lawsuits must also include an “affidavit of merit,” according to 735 ILCS 5/2-622. This affidavit is a document from a qualified health care provider stating there is reasonable cause for legal action. Our attorneys can help you locate a provider to complete this statement and ensure it is properly submitted to the court.
Don’t Pay Any Fees Unless You Win
We have won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for accident victims. Our primary goal is to secure the money you need to care for yourself and your family.
We work on contingency, which means you owe us nothing out of pocket. We will discuss our anticipated charges and fees, and we will never hit you with unexpected costs. Our payment comes if and when we win compensation for you.
Call a Bloomington Medical Negligence Attorney Today
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we strive to have a good working relationship with our clients. When you hire a Bloomington medical malpractice lawyer with our firm, you get an ally ready to go above and beyond to help you get your life back on track.
To learn more about working with our team, reach out to us today. The call is free, and there is no obligation.