Can I file a medical negligence lawsuit against an Elgin, Illinois medical provider?
Our attorneys have helped victims of medical mistakes throughout Illinois and are here to answer any questions you have about a potential medical malpractice claim. We have compiled the most commonly asked questions about medical malpractice lawsuits below. Please contact us at 877-374-1417 or contact us online and a medical malpractice lawyer can answer any additional questions you have about a potential case in a free consultation.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Medical malpractice lawsuits are intended to recover damages for someone injured as a result of an error by a medical professional, or at a medical facility. This may include misdiagnoses, prescription errors (prescribing wrong medicine for the condition or failing to recognize a potential drug interaction danger), errors during surgery, as well as a variety of other medical mistakes.
Who can file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A victim of a serious injury resulting from a medical error can file a lawsuit against the responsible wrongdoer, as well as the family of someone who died as a result of medical malpractice. If it was a child's medical injury , the child's parents or legal guardian can file a lawsuit on their behalf.
When should a medical malpractice lawsuit be filed?
A medical malpractice claim time limitation varies, and the different factors can be confusing, so it is always best to contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible if you believe you have a potential case.
Typically, a claim must be filed within two years, but no more than four years, of the medical mistake that led to either serious injury or wrongful death, but this timeframe may vary given the facts of your case. For example, if the injured party was a child at the time of the mistake, the statute of limitations is extended.
How much does a medical malpractice case cost?
An initial consultation with our firm is completely free, and a medical malpractice lawsuit will cost you nothing up front.
You only pay if we recover compensation for you. We work on a contingency basis because medical malpractice cases can get very expensive and can be hard for a victim to afford on their own. Additionally, all of the court costs, possible trial costs, expert fees and other fees incurred in connection with the lawsuit will not be paid by the victim unless money is recovered in the case. If the case is successful, our firm collects a percentage of the settlement money to cover costs.
Our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients in various types of medical malpractice cases, including misdiagnosis cases, wrongful death lawsuits, and nursing home abuse and neglect matters. While the law firm is in Chicago, the attorneys file cases on behalf of victims of medical malpractice all over the state of Illinois. Just recently, the firm helped a victim recover $3.3 million dollars in connection with a case against a downstate Illinois hospital.
If you were severely injured due to medical malpractice in Elgin, Illinois our attorneys are here to help. Remember that the initial consultation is completely confidential and free, and that if the case is handled by the firm you will only pay a fee upon a favorable outcome. Call us today at 877-374-1417 or contact us online to discuss your situation and your potential legal recovery.
Elgin, Illinois is a northwestern suburb of Chicago that lies partially in Kane and partially in Cook County. As of the 2010 census, the population in the city of Elgin was about 101,000. The city was established in 1832 and early on became home to several hospitals, first the Northern Illinois State Mental Hospital and later the Veteran's Administration hospital. The city was also home to Elgin State Hospital, but that hospital has since been demolished.