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When you entrust your health to a medical professional, you expect responsible and competent care. If you’ve encountered medical professionals’ negligence leading to harm, seek justice with The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers. Our experienced Bloomington personal injury attorneys are ready to champion your rights with Bloomington medical malpractice claims.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice in Illinois is the failure of a medical professional to provide standard care resulting in harm to a patient. This includes errors in diagnosis, medical treatment, or health management. Illinois Compiled Statutes 735 ILCS 5/2-622 For example, if a doctor doesn’t diagnose a condition that another reasonable medical professional would have caught, malpractice may occur.

What Is NOT Medical Malpractice?

Not all medical errors warrant a medical malpractice claim. For instance, unexpected or unfavorable outcomes of medical procedures based on a patient’s medical history don’t necessarily point to negligence. Medical malpractice is specifically about breaches of standard care. For example, if a diagnosis is complex and multiple healthcare providers come to different conclusions, this could be an unfortunate outcome rather than negligence.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases in Bloomington

Some common types of medical malpractice cases include:

  • Misdiagnosis: Incorrect identification of a patient’s condition.
  • Delayed Diagnosis: Late detection potentially worsening patient’s state.
  • Surgical Errors: Mistakes made during a surgical procedure.
  • Medication Errors: Wrong drug or dosage administered to patient.
  • Birth Injuries: Harm to infant or mother during childbirth.
  • Anesthesia Errors: Incorrect amount or type of anesthesia used.
  • Hospital Acquired Infections: Infections contracted during a hospital stay.
  • Failure to Treat: Neglecting necessary treatment for a condition.

What Kinds of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Pay the Greatest Settlements?

In Illinois from 2013 – 2022, the largest settlements were for:

  1. Failure to diagnose,
  2. Failure to monitor,
  3. Improper management, and
  4. Improper performance.

Total payout for these top four types was $39M representing 859 personal injury cases involving a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Common Types of Injuries from Medical Malpractice

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  1. Brain Damage: Caused by lack of oxygen during surgery.
  2. Paralysis: Result of surgical error damaging nerves.
  3. Internal Bleeding: Uncontrolled blood flow post-surgery.
  4. Infection: From not sterilized surgical instruments or neglect.
  5. Wrongful Death: Fatal outcome due to medical negligence.
  6. Birth Defects: Infant harm from negligent prenatal care.
  7. Medication Overdose: Organ damage from incorrect prescription dosage.

How Do Medical Malpractice Lawyers Prove Malpractice?

To prove medical malpractice, a Bloomington, IL medical malpractice lawyer must establish four key elements. They must show a duty of care the medical provider existed, this duty was breached, the breach caused an injury, and the injury resulted in damages.

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Medical Malpractice Injury Claim?

An medical malpractice attorney represents victims of those who suffered harm due to medical malpractice or negligence. They help prove malpractice occurred, negotiate settlements with the insurance company, file lawsuits, represent clients in court if necessary, and seek compensation for damages.

What Is My Case Worth?

Bloomington medical malpractice lawyers assess case value based on the severity of the personal injury itself, impact on livelihood, amount of medical expenses, and emotional trauma. Compensation might include medical costs, future care expenses, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and in severe cases, punitive damages.

Contact a Bloomington Medical Malpractice Accident Lawyer Today

At The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers’ free consultation, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer meticulously reviews your situation, providing an initial case evaluation, exploring possible legal routes, and answering your questions.

This no-obligation discussion equips you with the necessary information to make informed decisions about your legal counsel. Each Bloomington medical malpractice attorney in our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid when we successfully secure compensation for your claim.

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