Were you injured as a result of a medical mistake in DeKalb, Illinois?
Our law firm has helped victims of medical malpractice throughout Illinois, including DeKalb, to get the justice they deserve for their injuries caused by negligent medical professionals in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and clinics. Many of our new clients have questions about medical malpractice lawsuits, so we answered some of the most commonly asked questions below.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed if a medical provider fails to follow the standard of care and their negligent actions or misconduct seriously injure a patient. Injured victims and the families of patients wrongfully killed may sue the responsible healthcare provider to recover economic and noneconomic damages. A medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed by the person who suffered the injury, by a surviving family member of a victim who died as a result the medical misconduct, or by the parent or guardian of a child who was injured due to medical malpractice.
How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Illinois?
Typically in Illinois, the time limit (or statute of limitations) for a medical malpractice lawsuit is two years from when a patient discovers his or her injury, or reasonably should have realized that the injury occurred. Statutes of limitations vary, so it important to contact an Illinois medical malpractice attorney immediately if you think that you have a potential claim. He or she will be able to evaluate your case and determine the statute of limitations.
How much will a medical malpractice lawsuit cost me?
You will only pay us fees if we successfully recover compensation for you. This payment arrangement is known as a contingency basis and it gives all seriously injured victims of medical malpractice the opportunity to seek justice, no matter what their current financial situation may be. Additionally, all consultations with our firm are entirely free and confidential.
How do I choose the best medical malpractice lawyer to handle my case?
It is important to choose an attorney who has experience handling medical negligence cases like yours. When handling a lawsuit against a hospital, doctor, or other medical provider, a law firm should not only have a strong understanding of the law, but also the medical concepts involved. Our firm has successfully handled all types of medical malpractice cases, giving us the knowledge and experience needed to handle even the most complex medical negligence lawsuits.
If you live in DeKalb and believe that you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death because of a medical professional’s mistakes or misconduct, please contact us at 877-374-1417 or online for a free initial consultation with an Chicago medical malpractice attorney. Our office is located in Chicago, but we frequently represent clients throughout the state of Illinois in cases against doctors, hospitals, clinics, cancer centers and long-term care facilities.
About DeKalb, Illinois
DeKalb, Illinois is a city located in the north central portion of Illinois. Northern Illinois University, a college first established in 1895, is located in DeKalb. The city is also home to a municipal airport, DeKalb Taylor Municipal airport. DeKalb has Kishwaukee Community Hospital in its limits, and Kindred Hospital is located nearby in Sycamore, IL.