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 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.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), in 2012, victims that filed an Illinois medical malpractice claim were awarded a total of $3 billion for medical malpractice cases in the U.S. This figure speaks to the severity of these cases and how immensely they can have a negative effect on people.
While struggling with your expenses, we don’t want you to worry about paying for a 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.
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.
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 cases involving medical malpractice could be settled for compensation that could cover:
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
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.
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.
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 help you prove the four elements of negligence in your case, as described by Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
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 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 with The Kryder Law Group, LLC for a free consultation so we can determine if you have a legitimate malpractice case.
Have you or a loved one been a victim of medical malpractice? Contact us today and get help from the experienced lawyers at The Kryder Law Group.
We Offer Free Case Reviews
Today, you can connect with The Kryder Law Group, LLC 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.
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. Let’s talk about your case.