What should you do if you have been injured in a hospital, doctor's office, or clinic because of an Aurora medical professional's mistakes or negligence?
Our medical malpractice lawyers handle lawsuits for clients throughout Illinois who have been injured, and the family members of people who have died, because of mistakes made in medical settings.
Here are a few frequently asked questions we receive from new clients about medical malpractice claims. Feel free to contact us or call us at 877-374-1417 for a free case consultation to further discuss your legal options.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Medical malpractice lawsuits are brought against doctors, nurses, CNAs, dentists and other medical providers when someone is seriously injured or killed because of medical mistakes or carelessness. The purpose of a medical malpractice lawsuit is to hold wrongdoers accountable for their mistakes, and also to recover compensation to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and other expenses.
Who can file a medical malpractice claim?
Seriously injured victims and the families of those wrongfully killed due to a medical professional's errors have the right to file a medical malpractice claim.
What is the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice lawsuit in Illinois?
A statute of limitations is a deadline for filing a lawsuit. The statute of limitations varies, but generally a medical malpractice lawsuit in Illinois must be filed within two years of the date that the negligence occurred, or when the injured party knew/should have known, about the injury or negligence. Since statutes vary depending on the case, it is important to talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who can help you determine the statute for your case. Attorneys need time to perform a thorough investigation before filing a medical malpractice case, so it is important to contact us as soon as you suspect negligence to ensure a proper investigation.
What will a medical malpractice lawsuit cost me?
We work on a contingency basis, meaning that a medical malpractice lawsuit will cost you nothing unless we recover compensation for you. Our attorneys receive a percentage of the amount recovered in a settlement or verdict. If we cannot help you recover damages, you owe us nothing. Therefore, there is no risk (and no cost) to call us to discuss your potential claim.
Medical negligence lawsuits often last several years and can be very expensive to pursue. A contingency basis allows us to represent people who may not be able to afford the costs associated with investigating and filing a lawsuit. Many of our clients have been injured due to medical mistakes and can no longer work or earn income, have accumulated many hospital bills, and cannot cover costs on their own. We have the resources to advance the costs of experts, court costs, medical records, and all other costs associated with filing a lawsuit.
Levin & Perconti is located in Chicago, but we frequently file medical malpractice lawsuits throughout Illinois, and have represented clients in cases against hospitals, doctors and nursing homes in the Aurora area. We have the financial resources and extensive experience handling cases involving complex medical issues including birth injuries, failure to diagnose and healthcare provider errors.
If you believe that you suffered a significant personal injury or your loved one died because of medical mistakes or negligence in an Aurora hospital, clinic, or physician's office, we may be able to help you seek compensation. Call us at 877-374-1417 or contact us online and an Illinois medical malpractice attorney will be happy to evaluate your case for you and inform you of your legal options. All initial case evaluation consultations are completely free of charge, and you will never pay us anything unless we successfully resolve your case for you.
About Aurora, IL
Aurora is city in Illinois located about 35 miles west of Chicago. Aurora is unique because it is located in four counties: Kane, DuPage, Will and Kendall. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, with a population just under 200,000 residents. To care for this burgeoning population, there are two main hospitals: Provena Mercy Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center. Dreyer Medical Clinics also has several locations in and around Aurora.