Seeking medical attention can be a distressing matter even in the best-case scenarios. We put our trust in our health services and medical professionals who protect and care for us daily. Unfortunately, a medical professional is human and not immune to mistakes. A medical mistake by a medical professional could result in personal injury or, in extreme cases, wrongful death. In a situation like this a medical malpractice claim may be necessary to recover compensation for the personal injury caused by the medical errors.
Medical Principles and Practice notes that medication errors are the leading cause of medical malpractice in the country. However, each year, thousands of people also fall victim to surgical errors, misdiagnosis, and lapses in judgment.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers can manage your medical malpractice case in Chicago. Our law firm has years of experience handling these matters and fighting for medical malpractice victims. Call us for a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. You can learn more about how we can help you through the process of a medical malpractice case and learn what sort of compensation you may be entitled to. Contact us today to start working with one of our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys.
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What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice can occur when a healthcare provider fails to provide an acceptable standard of care and causes harm or injury to a patient. Medical malpractice is often the result of negligence, which may include misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, medication errors, surgical errors, birth injuries, and more. It is important to remember that medical malpractice must involve more than just an error in treatment or care. A valid medical malpractice case must prove that the healthcare provider did not follow acceptable standards of care due to mistakes or negligence and this led to the injury of the patient. If this cannot be proven then it will not be considered to be medical malpractice.
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers we understand how complex medical malpractice cases can be and are dedicated to helping victims seek justice for their injuries caused by health care negligence. If you suspect a medical malpractice case in Chicago, contact us today to discuss your circumstances and learn more about how we can help.
What is NOT considered medical malpractice?
The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers acknowledge that medical malpractice is a difficult legal field. While some cases are indeed valid, there may be times when negligence is not the cause. It’s important to understand that medical malpractice does not simply mean that something went wrong during treatment or care. To establish a legitimate case, you must prove the healthcare provider did not meet acceptable standards of care that would have been provided by another medical professional in the same circumstances. This can include anything from misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose, errors in medications, surgical errors, and more. Medical malpractice is not limited to these examples but must always involve negligence on the part of the healthcare provider that leads to serious injury. If this cannot be proven then it may not be considered as medical malpractice.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice in Chicago
Our team is experienced in many types of medical malpractice cases. Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and failure to diagnose are some of the common types of malpractice that occur often. Other types include:
Birth injury due to negligence
Improper medication or dosage amounts
Leaving a foreign object inside a patient after surgery
Failure to monitor the patient’s vital signs
No matter what type of medical malpractice you’re facing, we can help provide answers. Let us look into your case and pursue justice for you today. Contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC now for more information.
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we have the knowledge and experience to handle medical malpractice cases in Chicago. We will review your case free of charge and determine if you have a legitimate claim for medical negligence. We understand the financial burden associated with medical malpractice claims, so we take on cases on a contingency-fee-basis—meaning that you pay us nothing up front and only get charged once we successfully settle your case.
Types of Damages You can Pursue Through a Medical Malpractice Case
The value of your case, along with the types of damages you can recover, will depend on your specific situation. The American Bar Association (ABA) assures us that most malpractice claims are resolved through negotiations with the insurance companies. However, if the at-fault healthcare provider did not have insurance, we may need to file a lawsuit.
Either way, if you believe that your medical provider’s negligence caused an injury, illness, or death, you may be able to sue for malpractice and recover the following damages:
Past and future medical bills or medical expenses
Pain and suffering
Loss of future earning ability
Mental health counseling
Disability, scarring, and disfigurement
Lost income, tips, bonuses, and benefits
Impaired quality of life
Cremation or burial fees
Other types of losses not included here that could occur in medical negligence cases could qualify you for even further compensation for your personal injury. Your medical malpractice lawyer in Chicago can calculate the maximum potential compensation based on your specific case’s evidence.
You deserve justice for your injuries. Contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers today and let us help secure compensation on your behalf for your medical malpractice damages. Our experienced legal team will fight tirelessly to make sure those responsible are held accountable. We provide free initial consultations to discuss the details of your case in confidence.
We Have Won Millions for Our Clients in Illinois
Our law firm has handled numerous medical malpractice cases and knows what is needed to build successful cases. Some of our most successful settlements include:
$7.5 million for an injured construction worker (this was a county record-breaker at the time)
$3.2 million for an injured construction worker (this was also a county record-breaker)
$3 million for the family of a man hit by a garbage truck
$2.2 million for a motor vehicle accident claimant
$2 million for a man injured in a car accident
Call today for a free consultation to discuss how much your case might be worth.
Illinois has a Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
In Illinois, medical malpractice lawsuits have a relatively short statute of limitations. Per 735 ILCS §5/13-212(a), you generally have two years to file your lawsuit. Your statutory deadline will largely depend on:
Whether you lost a loved one
The date that you discovered the medical negligence
The date the medical negligence occurred
You should consider reaching out to our team of Chicago medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible. Even if you only suspect that you suffered medical malpractice, by contacting our team promptly, you give your lawyer time to build your case. Also, failure to act within the state’s deadline could invalidate your right to financial compensation.
Should You Hire Medical Malpractice Lawyers?
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, medical negligence is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. If you or a loved one suffered from medical malpractice, you want our legal team on your side fighting for you.
We Can Establish a Duty of Care
Medical providers have an obligation to provide patients with their field’s accepted standard of care. This involves the medical provider reviewing a patients’ medical records, conducting necessary exams, and calling in specialists, if necessary.
We Can Prove a Breach in Your Provider’s Duty of Care
When medical providers are unable to diagnose, treat, or advise their patients as a medical professional should, they breach their duty of care. If this breach causes you or a loved one harm, the negligent provider can be held liable for their actions (or omissions).
We Can Prove Your Condition Was the Result of Negligence
In a successful malpractice case, we must establish that because the healthcare provider in question did not provide their field’s accepted standard of care, you suffered losses. This is key in successfully proving negligence and seeking compensation for your losses.
You Have Damages as a Direct Result
You must have suffered losses to have a medical malpractice case. These losses can be emotional, financial, or physical in nature.
We Will Continue to Fight For You
If we can prove all of these elements in a medical malpractice case, we can pursue financial compensation for your losses. Illinois does not require healthcare providers to carry insurance. However, many do. As noted, if we cannot resolve your case through an insurance settlement, then we can file a lawsuit in civil court.
We Can Determine Whether You Have a Valid Medical Malpractice Case
By investigating your circumstances, we can determine whether you have a valid medical malpractice case. Examples of medical malpractice or negligence include:
Failing to properly diagnose a disease
Failing to administer proper medications
Rendering incorrect treatment
Failing to consult a patient’s medical history
Improperly conducting surgery
Medical malpractice cases are often complex, requiring that medical malpractice attorneys be familiar both with the law and the medical issues involved. The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers can help you determine whether you or a loved one was injured due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical professionals. Call us for a free consultation today.
Dissatisfaction Does Not Constitute Medical Malpractice
It is important to understand that there is a difference between negligence and dissatisfaction. Ideally, every medical procedure would produce a favorable outcome. However, there are many cases where the final results are less than ideal.
Perhaps a surgeon is unable to remove a malignant tumor. Maybe the surgery had a low success rate in the first place. In most of these cases, dissatisfaction would not qualify as medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice claims require that recklessness or carelessness happened. A loved one dying during a complicated surgery after the surgeon explained all the risks wouldn’t be grounds for a medical malpractice claim. However, if that same surgeon failed to disclose how complicated or dangerous surgery was, this could constitute as medical malpractice.
Nevertheless, let our team review your case and determine its feasibility. If we determine that you have a case, we can manage all of the obligations involved with its completion. Get in touch for a free consultation so we can determine if you have a legitimate malpractice case.
Medical Malpractice Case Examples
Proving Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice lawsuits require proof of negligence. It’s not enough to show that the patient was hurt in some way or that their medical provider didn’t provide an acceptable outcome. The result must have been caused by a negligent action or inaction on the part of the healthcare provider.
In other words, there must be evidence that they failed to do something they ought to have done, or did something they shouldn’t have done, and this resulted in harm coming to you. Furthermore, it must be proven that no reasonable doctor would have made the same mistake under similar circumstances. That’s why these cases are so difficult to prove; negligence is often hard to determine, as well as quantify damages.
Our team of experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyers can assist you in handling your case, as well as collecting evidence that proves negligence and consulting with medical experts. We work diligently to handle complex legal matters while providing the best possible outcome for our clients. Contact us today for a free consultation and let’s discuss how we can help with your medical malpractice claim.
We Offer Free Case Reviews
Today, you can connect with The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers at no cost to you. During our conversation, we can discuss how you or a loved one was hurt and what damages you can pursue. We can also address your concerns about the legal process, including:
How long your case could take
The potential value of your pain and suffering
The deadlines surrounding your case
The challenges we can address
The nature of your situation
We can also explain how our team accepts payment for our legal help. We work on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that you can pursue your case without worrying about legal fees. We only collect compensation if we successfully settle your case.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
While struggling with your medical bills and expenses, we don’t want you to worry about paying for a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer. We work on a contingency-fee-basis. Your medical malpractice lawyer in Chicago, IL only gets their attorney’s fees if they secure a settlement for you.
The goal of our personal injury law firm is to seek both justice and financial compensation for you and your loved ones. If we do not succeed in proving medical negligence, you do not pay for certain aspects of our partnership.
Connect with the Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers at The Kryder Law Group, LLC Today
To connect with our team of medical malpractice lawyers in Chicago, give us a call today. We can review your specific situation to determine if you indeed have a valid medical malpractice case. We will help gather the evidence needed to prove negligence and calculate the kind of compensation you may be entitled to. If the at fault healthcare provider does not have insurance, we will continue to fight for you by pursuing a lawsuit. Get in touch today for your free consultation with a Chicago medical malpractice attorney. Let’s talk about your case and work towards a successful medical malpractice claim.