Doctors save thousands of lives every year, but they can also make mistakes that unfortunately cost lives or lead to serious injuries and complications. If you or someone you love was injured while under the care of a medical professional, an attorney may be able to investigate your case and determine if you have grounds to pursue a medical malpractice claim. At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we have fought and won many malpractice cases for clients in the Bolingbrook area.
A Bolingbrook medical malpractice lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC, may take action on your behalf against the doctor or medical professional who injured you. Our personal injury team may investigate how the mistake happened and gather evidence to show that the responsible party did not meet their professional duty of care to you. We may then pursue compensation from them and their insurance company. Because we believe results are what matter, we never charge an attorney’s fee until our clients get paid.
To speak with a member of The Kryder Law Group, LLC, team today and receive a free medical malpractice case evaluation, call us.
Medical Malpractice Claims Must Prove Breach of Duty of Care
Medical errors refer to mistakes in the provision of health care that led to a patient’s injury or death. Not all medical errors are considered malpractice. Because doctors are human, they are not expected to perform their jobs perfectly but rather with the utmost care expected of someone with their education and training.
When is a medical error considered malpractice? It must meet four criteria:
- The doctor or responsible party had a duty of care to the patient
- The party failed to uphold their duty of care
- As a result of that failure, the patient suffered an injury
- The patient incurred damages because of their injury
The first criterion is typically easy to meet. CMAJ reports determined that in most legal situations, all doctors have a duty of care to their patients, and this duty extends to their staff members. To prove the second criterion, the patient and their attorney must show that the responsible party’s behavior was not the way a reasonable person with the same training would have acted in the same situation. The patient and their attorney must then draw a cause and effect relationship between the failure and the injury.
The Bolingbrook medical malpractice lawyers at The Kryder Law Group, LLC, may be able to build a compelling case on your behalf that is based on these four criteria. We may show that the medical error that injured you did, in fact, result from malpractice. Our attorneys will fight for the compensation you may be entitled to collect.
We may be able to help you recover compensation for any of the following:
Errors During Surgeries or Procedures
If you were injured during surgery or a medical procedure, we may show how the doctor made an error, which may have been due to their own negligence or lack of care.
Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
If you had an injury or illness that got worse or was not promptly treated because your doctor failed to diagnose it correctly, we may be able to hold them accountable.
Errors in Prescribing Drugs
Prescription drugs heal people and manage chronic illnesses, but they can also harm or kill people when used improperly. If you suffered a bad reaction from a drug that was improperly prescribed or dosed, we may pursue action against several parties, including the doctor, the pharmacist, and the drug manufacturer.
Lack of Follow-Up or Care
A doctor’s duty of care to their patients does not end when a procedure is over. There is usually a period of follow-up visits required to ensure the patient’s recovery is going as scheduled. If you suffered complications because of poor or nonexistent follow-up from your doctor, we may be able to hold them liable for the damages you suffered.
There May Be Multiple Responsible Parties in a Medical Malpractice Claim
While many people associate medical malpractice with doctors, they are not the only ones who might be liable in a case. Any member of a doctor’s staff can be subject to a medical malpractice claim, as can the medical facility itself.
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we may investigate your case and pursue monetary damages from every liable party for your injury. Liable parties may include:
Because a doctor typically issues the marching orders for their staff, they may be liable for your damages even if it was not them but a staff member who made the actual error that led to you getting hurt.
A Member of the Medical Staff
A medical staff member such as a nurse, nurse practitioner (NP), physician’s assistant (PA), or lab worker may share liability for your medical malpractice damages.
The Medical Facility
We may also be able to pursue damages from the medical facility itself for the injuries you suffered. There could be additional liable parties not listed above. Our team at The Kryder Law Group, LLC, may investigate and let you know your options.
Medical Malpractice Claims May Lead to Compensation for Your Damages
Your Bolingbrook lawyer may fight for a settlement, judgment, or award to compensate you for your medical malpractice damages. It may include payment for:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
You Must File Your Claim Within the Statute of Limitations
According to the Code of Civil Procedure § 735 ILCS 5/13-118, Illinois has a two-year statute of limitations on medical malpractice lawsuits. If you do not file a medical malpractice claim within this statute, you might lose the right to receive compensation. The Kryder Law Group, LLC, may be able to file a quick lawsuit on your behalf to prevent that from happening. Call us today to get started.
Call Now to Speak with a Bolingbrook Medical Malpractice Attorney
The Bolingbrook medical malpractice lawyers at The Kryder Law Group, LLC, want to help you take action against the doctor or medical provider whose negligence caused you harm. We will fight for compensation on your behalf. Call us today.