It is challenging to place an exact dollar amount on the average settlement for medical malpractice, as no two cases are identical. Compensation awarded varies depending on the nature of your injury, illness, and the other circumstances of your case.
If you believe substandard care on the part of the provider or their facility resulted in harm done to you, you may be entitled to seek compensation. However, it can be beneficial to seek legal advice, as medical malpractice is one of the most complex areas of personal injury law.
Every medical malpractice case has factors that can affect what a plaintiff is able to recover. Some of these factors include:
Keep in mind that these factors are just a few of the many that can affect how much compensation you receive. Your lawyer can elaborate more on this topic when you begin your case.
While it is difficult to pinpoint the average settlement for medical malpractice, severe injury or illness claims tend to settle for higher amounts.
Unlike many other U.S. states, Illinois does not have a cap on malpractice lawsuits for damages. Typically, compensation is awarded for:
If you lost a loved one due to a medical provider’s failure to uphold their industry’s standard of care, we can help you file a wrongful death action. You may be eligible to recover the following:
Medical malpractice applies when a healthcare provider does not uphold their field’s standard of care, resulting in injury, illness, or death. To qualify for legal action under malpractice law, you must be able to prove:
Medical negligence covers a broad range of situations, and they are more common than you may think. Johns Hopkins Medicine attributes medical errors to over 250,000 deaths each year nationwide, making medical malpractice the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Medical malpractice can take many forms, like:
This list is just a handful of examples. Any act or omission that deviates from medical standards resulting in patient harm could be grounds for a malpractice lawsuit.
It can be beneficial to seek legal advice sooner rather than later for several reasons:
The statute of limitations refers to fixed periods during which legal actions can be initiated. Typically, the clock starts ticking from the date the error occurred or was discovered and whether you lost a loved one. Allowing the time limit to elapse could invalidate your right to compensation.
When it comes to holding healthcare providers accountable for negligent conduct, you can trust the attorneys at The Kryder Law Group, LLC to put your needs first every time.
Along with a free no-obligation case review, our services are provided on a contingency-fee basis. There are no up-front or hidden costs, and we will not charge you any lawyer’s fees unless we win your case. To find out how we can help, call (312) 598-0982 today.