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Lawyer for Victims of Doctor Negligence in Arlington Heights and Chicago

If you are in need of medical assistance, you are likely to rely on the knowledge, skills, and professionalism of doctors and other healthcare professionals to ensure that you receive quality care and treatment for your condition. However, even highly trained medical professionals are susceptible to mistakes, and unfortunately, these errors can come at a high cost to the patients they serve. A doctor's negligence can result in severe injuries and health complications, in some cases leading to the patient's death.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to an incident involving medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. However, in order to achieve the best possible outcome, it is important to work with an attorney who can help you build a strong case supported by evidence of negligence. At Adler Law Offices, LTD., we have over 40 years of experience, including many successes in representing personal injury victims. Attorney Charles Adler only charges an attorney fee when he secures compensation for a client, so you can be assured of his dedication to your case.

What Are Examples of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice applies in cases in which the person or party responsible for the victim's injuries had a doctor-patient relationship with the victim or was otherwise responsible for providing the victim's health care. A negligent party in a medical malpractice case could be a physician, a physician assistant, a nurse, a physical therapist, a hospital or clinic, any other health care professional, or some combination of multiple parties. In order for malpractice to have occurred, the health care provider must have failed to uphold their duty of care to the patient, thereby contributing to or causing their injuries.

Medical malpractice can take a variety of forms, including but not limited to:

  • Diagnosis errors - A doctor may be liable for injuries after failing to make a timely and correct diagnosis of a patient's condition that they reasonably should have been able to make. Related situations involve the failure to properly administer diagnostic tests and interpret their results or to appropriately consider the patient's medical history.
  • Surgical errors - Errors in surgery and emergency procedures sometimes result in immediate injury to the patient. In other cases, injuries become apparent over time, such as when the patient develops an infection due to improperly sterilized equipment or experiences complications related to materials left inside the body during surgery.
  • Prescription and medication errors - Health care providers may be found negligent for administering or prescribing the wrong medication for the patient's condition or due to improper dosages that fail to address the patient's needs or rise to dangerous levels.
  • Birthing errors - Injuries to the child and mother are unfortunately common during labor and delivery, and medical professionals may be liable for contributing to these birth injuries or failing to recommend a procedure that could prevent them.

Filing an Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Whether your injuries are immediately apparent after you have received medical treatment, or you only become aware of them weeks or months later, it is important to take action as soon as possible to file a claim against a negligent medical professional. In Illinois, there are statutes of limitations that govern the filing of medical malpractice lawsuits.

Your attorney can help you initiate your claim within the statute of limitations and begin building your case using evidence from your medical history, doctor and hospital records, and expert testimony. We can also help you obtain an affidavit required by Illinois law from a qualified health professional who has reviewed your case and attests that there is cause for legal action. We will then represent you in a settlement negotiation or trial to pursue full compensation for your economic and non-economic damages from all negligent parties.

Contact an Arlington Heights Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Injury victims of medical malpractice need strong legal representation, and we are prepared to provide it. For a free consultation regarding your case, contact us today at 847-394-0100 or 312-236-2700. We serve clients in Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Mount Prospect, and throughout Cook County from our convenient locations in Arlington Heights and Chicago.

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