Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Medical malpractice is an area of personal injury arising from medical error committed by a health care provider. More specifically, this occurs when a health care provider has failed to act according to the standard of practice within their field of medicine, and by act or omission has caused injury or death to a patient.
In order to successfully prosecute a medical malpractice claim, you must 1) provide evidence that you sustained damages, and 2) prove that the damages suffered were a direct result of your health care provider’s negligence. As such, pursuing a medical malpractice claim entails hiring an expert physician(s) to review records, write reports, prepare for deposition, give depositions, and present testimony at trial.
If you believe that you have been a victim of medical malpractice, it is important to be aware that Illinois statute provides deadlines for filing a claim.