Many patients experience a delayed or missed diagnosis at least once in their life, sometimes with devastating consequences. Medical errors and negligence are actually fairly prolific in our healthcare system. While experts do not know how many total errors are made each year recent reports indicate that at least twelve million Americans are affected by medical mistakes every year.
When a doctor, dentist, or hospital acts (or fails to act) in a way, which causes you injury, you may be able to bring a claim for medical malpractice.
With over 50 years combined experience, the Law Office of Martin L. Glink, provides personalized, high quality legal representation to aggressively protect the rights of our clients who are injured or killed by hospital, doctor, dentist, or other healthcare provider mistakes. This includes recovering verdicts and settlements for those in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and Will Counties.
Some of the most common medical negligence errors that result in injuries include but are not limited to:
Some of these errors result in wrongful death; others can be disabling for life.
In order to bring a successful claim against a healthcare provider, you and your attorney, with the support of a medical expert witness, must successfully argue that:
Typically, in malpractice claims, the victim can recover any necessary medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, depending upon the circumstances.
For most situations, a patient has two years after the injury to file suit. However, certain circumstances may extend the time; therefore, it is important to speak to an attorney.
In Illinois, a patient has up to two years from learning of the injury to file a lawsuit against a medical professional. However, for patients who are minors at the time they are injured, they have up to eight years to file a lawsuit (as long as it is filed before they turn 22 years old).
If you feel that you have been injured by a doctor, hospital, dentist, or other healthcare provider, it is crucial to seek advice from an attorney right away so that you understand your options.
If you or a loved one has been injured, or you are a surviving heir of a wrongful death caused by medical or hospital negligence, contact our firm at (847) 394-4900 or online for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. You can also learn more about our firm here. We are here to listen and help.
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