Arlington Heights, Illinois
Have you been wrongfully injured by a doctor or a hospital in or around Arlington Heights?
If so, we can help. Our medical malpractice attorneys have handled hundreds of lawsuits throughout the Chicago area and are here to evaluate your case and discuss your legal options with you.
Many new clients have questions about what a medical malpractice lawsuit is, how to begin the legal process, and about the details of this type of case. We have answered the most frequently asked questions for you below. Please contact us online or call at 877-374-1417 with other questions and for your free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
This type of action covers any lawsuit in which a severely injured patient, or the family of someone who was wrongfully killed following a medical mistake, files a case against a medical professional who was responsible for the mistake. The purpose of these cases is to offer the victim or the family of the victim some type of compensation in the form of money to help with the hospital bills, pain and suffering, loss of wages, or possibly funeral expenses in the case of a wrongful death.
I think I have a medical malpractice suit, so can I file a suit?
Medical malpractice lawsuits can be filed by the victim of the medical mistake and can be filed by a parent or guardian if a child was injured by a medical mistake. If your family member was wrongfully killed at the hands of a medical professional (doctor, nurse, dentist, etc.), then you may file a case on their behalf.
Is there a time limit on when I can file a lawsuit? What is a statute of limitations?
The time limit to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, or the statute of limitations as it is referred to by law, can vary, but is typically two years from the time the medical mistake is realized or reasonably should have been realized. However, this time limit is longer if the victim was a child, and can also vary based on other specifics of your case.
Our attorneys can help you determine the time limitations of your case. Because the statutes of limitations vary for different types of claims, it is very important to call a medical malpractice attorney immediately if you feel that you have a potential case to make sure that you do not miss your chance to file a lawsuit.
How much does a medical malpractice lawsuit cost?
There are no fees for our services unless we recover compensation for you. We collect a percentage of the total verdict or settlement. In general, medical malpractice suits can get expensive because of the court costs, possible expert witness fees and other costs that build up over time. Because of these costs and the amount of time complex medical cases can take, it can be very difficult for the victim of a medical error to finance a case alone.
Because of these potential hurdles in the process, our medical malpractice attorneys are here to help you on a contingency fee basis. We do this so that everyone has equal access to the court system; you will not have to pay any money out-of-pocket or upfront. Additionally, initial consultations are always completely free of charge.
Our law firm, Levin & Perconti, is considered a leading personal injury law firm in the Chicago area, and our attorneys have handled cases ranging from misdiagnosis to surgery errors to improper prescriptions, as well as many other types of medical malpractice issues. While the office is in downtown Chicago, our eleven attorneys have helped out clients all over Illinois, and we are happy to travel to you if the need arises.
If you are an Arlington Heights resident with a potential medical malpractice claim and would like to speak to a Chicago medical malpractice attorney today, please do not hesitate to call us at 877-374-1417 or email us to arrange a free and private consultation. We are happy to review your possible claim and educate you on your legal options.
About Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago about 25 miles northwest of the city. Arlington Heights lies partially in Cook County and partially in Lake County, and as of 2000, had a population of about 76,000. Residents have the option to seek treatment from a local medical provider, or the many hospitals, clinics, and specialists located in nearby Chicago. One hospital in Arlington Heights, Northwest Community Hospital, uses many advanced technologies including Cyberknife radiology and robotic surgery, and is the second largest employer in Arlington Heights, employing 4,000 people.