Medical Malpractice

What is “medical malpractice”?

Medical malpractice is improper or negligent treatment of a person under the care of a medical professional or establishment. Some injuries are not clearly visible; however, brain damage and psychological damage can be equally debilitating.

Many types of injuries fall under the umbrella of medical malpractice claims:

  • Birth injury
    • Brain injury/brain damage
    • Birth injury autism
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Cerebral palsy
  • Doctor Negligence
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a disease or condition
  • Disfigurement
  • Hospital Negligence and Malpractice
  • Improper post-operative care
  • Medical negligence
    • Physician negligence
    • Nurse negligence
    • Hospital negligence
  • Nursing Negligence
    • Elder abuse
    • Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence
  • Psychiatrist and Psychologist Malpractice
  • Wrongful death
  • Medical device litigation
  • Pharmaceutical litigation

What does the law say about medical malpractice?

In some states, people’s rights to recover damages against health care providers have been severely limited. However, in Illinois, the law currently holds health care providers accountable for injured parties’ medical costs, loss of income and non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, disability and disfigurement.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical negligence, you should be aware that there is a limited time period during which the law allows you to file a medical malpractice claim. This is called the “statute of limitations,” and it varies from case to case. You may have more or less time to file your claim depending on your particular situation.

How do you know if you qualify for a medical malpractice lawsuit?

You may be eligible for a medical lawsuit if a health care provider failed to provide adequate care, and this in turn caused a greater injury.

In order to receive a medical award, your medical malpractice lawyer will have to prove that the health care provider did not operate according to accepted standards of care. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll, one way we do this is by working with recognized and highly qualified medical experts who can testify against the negligent health care provider.

Our firm has won million-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients in medical malpractice suits, including a $10 million annuity expected to yield more than $54 million for a child who suffered brain damage during birth when a physician failed to perform a timely cesarean section, and a $2.5 million settlement for the death of a 49-year-old woman following improper post-operative care at a Chicago hospital.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll, we will take into account the circumstances of your case and help you decide whether to file a medical malpractice claim. Contact us at (312) 676-7222, or fill out our contact form to set up a personal consultation.

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