Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Were you injured by a medical error or misconduct in Buffalo Grove?
If so, we are here to help you hold all wrongdoers accountable for the harms caused to you or your loved ones. Since 1992, we have represented injured victims in all types of Illinois medical malpractice lawsuits against hospitals, doctors and other providers. We know that many of our new clients have a lot of questions about the legal process, so we tried to answer some of the most common questions below. After reviewing the information, feel free to call us at 312-332-2872, toll-free at 877-374-1417, or email us for a free consultation with a lawyer who can answer any additional questions and determine if we can help you or your loved ones.
How do I know if I have a medical malpractice lawsuit?
An Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed when a victim is catastrophically injured by a medical mistake that occurred because of the carelessness or inexperience of a doctor, dentist, nursing home worker, nurse, hospital technician or other medical professional. These types of legal actions hold wrongdoers responsible and recover compensatory damages for seriously injured victims or the surviving family members of people wrongfully killed by medical malpractice.
What will a medical malpractice lawsuit cost me?
We will not charge you anything unless or until we succeed in recovering monetary compensation for you, in which case we collect a percentage of the verdict or settlement for our work on your behalf. This is known as a contingency fee arrangement, and it allows injured victims of medical malpractice fair access to the courts, even if they do not have the money to pay for a lawsuit up-front.
How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Typically, victims must file an Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of realizing the injury, or two years from when the injury should have reasonably been realized by the victim. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations.
The two-year statute of limitations does not apply to every type of medical malpractice case, and the time you have to file may vary based the circumstances surrounding your case. These types of lawsuits require lengthy investigations, so it is important that you take action early. It is crucial to contact a medical malpractice attorney in Chicago as soon as you think you might have a lawsuit in order to preserve your rights and avoid missing your deadline.
How do I choose the best medical malpractice attorney for my case?
Make sure the law firm you are considering has experience handling medical malpractice lawsuits similar to yours. Many of these cases involve complex issues, so you should choose a firm that not only understands the law, but also the medicine behind your case. We have handled all types of medical negligence matters and have the experience and resources needed to maximize compensation for you. We are located in downtown Chicago, but have helped clients throughout the Chicagoland area, including in Buffalo Grove.
If you believe that a negligent medical provider injured you or a loved one in a hospital, office, or clinic, please call us today at 312-332-2872, toll-free at 877-374-1417, or email us. A Chicago medical malpractice lawyer from our team will be able to determine if you have a case that we can help you with, and answer any questions about the legal process for you. All consultations are completely free, so there is no risk in calling to learn more.
About Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Buffalo Grove, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago, located northwest of the city, which lies partially in Cook and partially in Lake County. As of 2007, the population was around 43,000. The city was first established around 1834 and was named the "65th best place to live" by Money Magazine. Nearby medical centers include Glenbrook Hospital, Northwest Community Hospital, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and Northshore Hospital.