Our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys have helped victims throughout Illinois and are here to help with your potential case. New clients typically have many questions about medical malpractice lawsuits. After reviewing the frequently asked questions below, contact us today at either 877-374-1417, 312-332-2872, or email us to speak with an attorney. All initial consultations are free.What is a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
It is a lawsuit that is filed when a patient is seriously injured or killed by a medical error or omissions at the hands of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional in a hospital, clinic or office setting. This can include birth injuries, misread x-rays, missed or late diagnoses, nursing home abuse or neglect, as well as many other types of medical mistakes.
These lawsuits are intended to help the victims receive justice and fair monetary compensation for all that they have been through. Medical malpractice lawsuits also hold negligent healthcare providers responsible for their actions, and often motivate professionals and hospitals to provide better care and treatment to avoid further litigation.How Much Will it Cost Me to File a Lawsuit?
Many victims of medical errors or misconduct struggle financially because they can no longer work or earn income, but are faced with massive medical bills because of their injuries. Because of this, most victims are not in a position to pay for a medical malpractice lawsuit, especially when the outcome is unknown.
For this reason, our medical malpractice lawyers work on a contingent-fee basis. This means that if we take your case, you will not pay us anything unless or until we are able to recover money for you, in which case we would collect a percentage of the recovery to cover the cost of representing you. This offers all victims access to the courts with little risk to them.How do I Pick a Lawyer or Law Firm That is Right for Me?
When choosing the best medical malpractice law firm for your needs, it is good to look at what types of matters the firm has handled in the past, as well as what their overall success rate in trying these types of cases has been. It is also important to ask about what types of resources the firm has available, in terms of the firm's support staff, its network of experts, and so forth. Picking the best lawyer for your medical malpractice case will help to ensure you the best possible outcome.
Our law firm has handled all types of medical malpractice lawsuits against Illinois hospitals since the firm's founding in 1992. Although our office is in downtown Chicago, our malpractice lawyers serve clients throughout the Chicagoland area. For instance, recently, our firm helped the family of a young girl in suburban Cook County who was severely injured during birth receive a settlement of $6.5 million for her injuries.
If you are the victim of a medical mistake in Berwyn, Illinois and want to talk to a medical malpractice attorney about your legal options, please call us toll-free at 877-374-1417, 312-332-2872, or email us for a free and confidential consultation in which we can determine if we will be able to help you achieve the justice you deserve for the medical mistake from which you have suffered.About Berwyn, Illinois
Berwyn, Illinois is located within Cook County, and as of 2000 had a population of about 54,000. Berwyn is known for several interesting landmarks and businesses, including one of the world's largest laundromats, which is over 13,500 square feet! Berwyn is also home to MacNeal Hospital, which, according to its website, serves close to one million people and has been in service for nearly a century. The hospital offers a wide array of services to patients and families across the southwest side of Chicago.