Were you or a loved one severely injured because of a medical provider's mistakes in Bloomington, Illinois?
If so, our Illinois medical malpractice attorneys are here to help you. We have represented clients throughout Illinois who have been injured or lost a loved one due to medical negligence.
We understand that you probably have a lot of questions about medical malpractice claims, and we have attempted to answer some of the most frequently asked questions below. We would be happy to further discuss your situation if you think you may have a possible medical malpractice claim. Please call us at 877-374-1417 or email us, to talk more about your options with an attorney in a free initial consultation.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A medical malpractice lawsuit is a way for people who have been catastrophically injured during a medical procedure or treatment to seek justice and compensation. When someone is killed by a medical error, their family members can file a lawsuit. Often these cases involve a delayed or misdiagnosis, a misread x-ray, a surgical error, an inappropriately prescribed or administered medication, a birth injury, a nursing home injury or a variety of other types of medical mistakes. Medical malpractice lawsuits allow victims to recover economic and non-economic damages for their injury or loss such as compensation for medical bills, wage loss, and pain and suffering.
Who can file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
You can file a medical malpractice lawsuit if you were the one injured by a medical mistake, or if you are a family member of someone who was killed by a medical mistake. If your child was seriously injured by a medical mistake, you can file a lawsuit on their behalf.
What is the statute of limitations for an Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit?
Generally, a medical malpractice case must be filed within two years of the injury being discovered or within two years of when the injury would have reasonably been discovered. The time limit is usually similar when filing an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit. One of the major exceptions occurs when the injury was to a child; the time limit is then increased to eight years from the date of the medical mistake. There are many exceptions, so it is best to contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible if you are unsure of the statute for your case. This will ensure you do not miss your chance to get the justice you deserve.
How much will a medical malpractice suit cost?
Our firm works on a contingency basis, meaning that clients will only pay us if their case is successful and they receive money damages for their injury or loss. No money is required upfront or out of pocket. You will only pay us a percentage of the money recovered if the case is won.
Medical malpractice lawsuits can be expensive after all the court costs, expert fees, and other expenses that can come up through the process. We understand that most clients cannot cover the many costs associated with medical malpractice lawsuits, so our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys are here to make the process easier for injured victims and families that have lost a loved one.
Our Illinois personal injury law firm has helped clients throughout Illinois recover money for their injuries. We have handled all types of medical malpractice cases, so we can anticipate and understand the complex issues that arise during litigation. Our experience and resources allow us to handle costly and complicated medical cases, and we have proudly achieved over $380 million in verdicts and settlements since we opened in 1992.
If you are a Bloomington resident and believe that you may be a victim of medical malpractice, please call us at 877-374-1417 or email us for a free and confidential consultation with an Illinois personal injury lawyer. We can evaluate your potential claim and talk with you about what legal options are available to you.
About Bloomington, Illinois
Bloomington, Illinois is in McLean County, and in 2010, the city's population was 76,610. Bloomington is directly next to Normal, Illinois, and these two cities are often referred to as the "twin cities." Bloomington has many health care options, including OSF St. Joseph Medical Center , a Magnet Hospital. This honor is awarded to hospitals that meet certain criteria for nursing excellence. The hospital has been serving the community since 1880. Advocate BroMenn Medical Center is another medical facility in nearby Normal.