Are you or a loved one the victim of a medical mistake by a doctor or medical provider in Decatur, Illinois?
Our attorneys are here to help victims of medical errors all over Illinois receive compensation for their injuries by filing lawsuits against the medical professionals (doctors, dentists, nurses, nursing home staff or other medical workers) responsible for their injuries.
New clients usually have questions about what a medical malpractice lawsuit is and what is involved in filing a suit, so we have answered the most frequently asked questions below. If you have any more questions, or feel that you have a medical malpractice case and would like to talk to one of our attorneys please, call us at 877-374-1417 or email us today.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A medical malpractice lawsuit is legal action taken against a healthcare provider when a medical mistake causes a patient to suffer significant injuries or even death. The injured person, or the family of the patient wrongfully killed, files the lawsuit to recover compensation (to cover medical bills, to pay for lost wages while recovering, to cover potential lost wages for the future) for all the victim has been through.
Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
If you are the seriously injured patient, you can file a lawsuit, or if you are a family member of someone who was killed as a result of medical malpractice, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you are a parent or guardian of a child injured by medical malpractice, you can file a lawsuit on their behalf.
Can I still file my medical malpractice lawsuit?
A lawsuit typically may be filed within two years of when you realized the injury occurred, however the time limit can vary due to certain factors. A case involving an injured child may have a longer statute of limitations. If you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit, the statute of limitations is also usually two years from the time of the death of the victim. There are many exceptions, and given the complex issues and different factors that may affect the statute of limitations, it is best to talk to a medical malpractice attorney as soon you believe that you have a possible case.
How much will a medical malpractice lawsuit cost me?
Our Illinois medical malpractice attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not pay any money upfront, and will pay nothing at all, unless your case results in a money award to you, in which case you will pay an agreed upon percentage of the settlement or verdict.
We do this so that everyone is given access to the courts. Lawsuits are expensive and if you have been seriously injured, chances are you cannot afford to finance a complex medical lawsuit because you are being faced with other financial stresses such as costly medical bills or the inability to work or earn wages.
Levin & Perconti is considered a leading personal injury law firm in Chicago and has handled all types of medical malpractice cases ranging from birth injury and surgical error lawsuits to nursing home abuse cases. Our firm is located in downtown Chicago, but we represent clients all over Illinois, including Macon County. For instance, we are currently handling Macon county medical malpractice case in which our client was misdiagnosed at Decatur hospital and suffered a serious brain injury.
If you are a Decatur resident who has been injured by a medical professional due to medical negligence, please contact us today. Remember that an initial consultation with our firm is free and completely confidential, so there is no risk in calling to investigate your potential claim. Call us at 877-377-1417 or email us and one of our medical malpractice lawyers can determine if you have a case, and how we can help.
Decatur, Illinois is a city in central Illinois located in Macon County. At one point during his life, Abraham Lincoln lived in Decatur and even continued to practice law in Decatur after moving to Springfield. As of 2010, the population of the city of Decatur itself was just over 76,000, with the population of the entire metropolitan area close to 115,000. To meet the medical needs of this large population, Decatur is home to many health care facilities, including Decatur Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital.