Elk Grove Village, Illinois
If I was seriously injured by a medical professional and live in Elk Grove Village, what should I do?
Our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys have helped clients all over Illinois seek justice for their injuries suffered as a result of medical malpractice by a doctor, nurse, dentist, or other medical professional whom they trusted. Many of our new clients have a lot of questions about what constitutes a medical malpractice claim and how to go about filing one. We have answered some of these questions for you below. If you would like to talk to an Illinois medical malpractice lawyer today please call us at 877-374-1417 or email us for a free initial consultation.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A medical malpractice lawsuit is a lawsuit that a victim of a medical mistake may file against the medical provider whose negligence caused their injury. This type of lawsuit can also be filed by a family member of someone who died as a result of a medical mistake or misconduct. The purpose of a medical malpractice lawsuit is to help victims recover fair compensation for their injuries or loss, as well as to hold any and all wrongdoers responsible.
What will it cost me to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit?
We work on a contingent fee basis, meaning that you will not pay us any attorneys fees unless or until we successfully recover compensation for you. Then, we collect an agreed-upon percentage of the total recovered. We understand that many victims do not have the money to fund a complex medical malpractice case, and a contingent fee basis gives all victims equal access to the courts.
What is the statute of limitations for an Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit?
Generally, in Illinois, the deadline for filing a medical malpractice complaint, otherwise known as the statute of limitations, must be within two years from the time that the injury occurred, or from the time that the victim should have reasonably realized the injury. It is very important to note that these time limitations vary, so if you believe you may have a case you should contact a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that you do not miss your opportunity to take action. These types of cases require a thorough investigation, so it is important to take action early.
How do I hire the best Illinois medical malpractice attorney for my case?
The attorney you choose to handle your case should have experience handling cases similar to yours. Medical malpractice lawsuits often involved complicated medical concepts, so your attorney should have a firm grasp not only on the laws, but also the medical side of your case. We are proud to say that our firm has achieved over $400 million in verdicts and settlements for clients and has the knowledge, trial experience, and resources needed to represent injured clients in all types of Illinois medical negligence cases against hospitals, insurance companies, and individual wrongdoers.
If, after reading this, you believe that you may have a viable medical malpractice claim against an Elk Grove Village healthcare provider, please call us at 877-374-1417 or email us to talk about what legal options are available to you. The initial consultation is completely free and private.
About Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Elk Grove Village is a city north of downtown Chicago located partially in Cook County and partially in DuPage County. The city has a population of about 32,000 residents. Elk Grove Village is located next to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Until recently, United Airlines was based out of Elk Grove Village, but now the largest employer in the area is the Alexian Brothers Medical Center Hospital, which employs about 2,200 people in the city of Elk Grove Village.