If you or someone you love has suffered injuries due to a medical professional’s negligence, then a Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC can help you pursue compensation for your resulting medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Reach out to one of our seasoned injury attorneys as soon as possible.
How a Schaumburg Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help
Here are the ways our medical malpractice lawyer can fight for your rights after you are injured due to the negligence of a healthcare professional in Schaumburg.
A Lawyer With Our Firm Can Investigate the Cause of Your Injuries
In order to determine who is at fault for your injuries, your lawyer will investigate the circumstances of your case. They will uncover evidence that testifies to what happened, how it happened, and who is to blame in order to help you hold the liable parties accountable.
This evidence can include things like witness statements and testimony, medical records, financial records, and photographic evidence. Once your lawyer has compiled this evidence into a medical malpractice case, they will pursue compensation on your behalf.
An Attorney With Our Firm Can Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
Your lawyer will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to try to reach a settlement that works for you and your loved ones. However, if the insurance company refuses to pay what you are owed, your lawyer will take them to court to fight for what you deserve.
Before they do this, however, they will need to add up the values of all of your accident-related losses. You could get help from your lawyer in valuating your emotional pain or any physical disfigurement. You are not limited to only seeking compensation for things you have a receipt for—but you do not have to figure out how much your case is worth all on your own.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Schaumburg
Here is some information to help you better understand your options for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Schaumburg.
Statute of Limitations in Illinois
According to 735 ILCS 5/13-202 and 740 ILCS 180/2, the statute of limitations for bringing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois is generally two years, although there may be circumstances that shorten or lengthen this time period.
If you are uncertain about your ability to file a suit, a medical negligence attorney with our firm can walk you through your options once they evaluate your case.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice cases usually center around an act or omission that causes injury or harm. These are known as “torts,” and they serve as the basis for filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. Some common torts in medical malpractice cases are as follows.
- Failure to diagnose: If another doctor with comparable training and experience would have been able to reasonably diagnose you, but your healthcare provider failed to do so, then you may have a case for medical malpractice.
- Misdiagnosis: Similarly, if you were misdiagnosed, your true condition may have progressed untreated while you received potentially damaging treatments for a condition you never had.
- Failure to treat: Even if your healthcare provider accurately diagnoses you, if they fail to treat you the way their peers would, you may have a case for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
- Surgical errors: This includes operating on the wrong body part, the wrong patient, and other surgical errors such as leaving behind medical equipment.
- Medication errors: Medication errors can be the fault of your doctor, nurses, hospital, or pharmacist.
- Defective medical devices: Recalled and defective medical devices such as hernia mesh can serve as a basis for a lawsuit.
- Recalled medications: Some medications have been found to be dangerous and have since been recalled. You may be able to sue the manufacturer for allowing this dangerous medical product on the market.
If you or someone you love has been injured or suffered a worsening condition due to negligent medical care, you may be able to recover damages for the following losses and more:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Damages in Medical Negligence Cases
You can recover two types of damages through a medical malpractice lawsuit: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages compensate you for the financial impact of your injuries. This includes your past and future medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, and out-of-pocket expenses.
Non-economic damages cover your intangible losses, such as your physical pain and mental and emotional suffering.
Wrongful Death Resulting from the Actions of a Medical Professional
Additionally, if you lost your loved one to medical malpractice, a skilled lawyer can help you recover non-economic damages for their pain and suffering between the time of their injury and their passing, as well as your own suffering due to their injury and loss.
A financial award can never make up for the loss of your family member. However, such a consolation could help you if you are facing financial stress after your loss. You could lessen some complications and pressure in your situation by filing a claim or lawsuit.
Call the Kryder Law Group, LLC Today to Retain a Schaumburg Medical Malpractice Attorney
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we serve clients who have been injured due to the action of negligent health professionals. We help them get the money they deserve after someone else’s negligence leaves them injured and in need.
With millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, our results speak for themselves. Call us to learn more about our past successes and the ways we apply our experience to help people just like you.
Call The Kryder Law Group, LLC today to receive your free consultation and to learn more about how a Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer can help you recover compensation for your injuries.