Are you a Glenview resident who was injured at the hands of a medical professional?
Since 1992, our firm has fought for victims of medical malpractice throughout Illinois. Each of our attorneys is committed to improving medical care for future patients by holding negligent providers responsible when someone is injured or killed due to careless mistakes or misconduct by a healthcare professional.
Many of our new clients have questions about medical malpractice cases, so we have tried to answer some of the most common questions below. If you think you have a potential case or have questions about your rights, feel free to call us at 877-374-1417 or email us today for a free consultation.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed when a patient suffers serious injury or death as a result of a healthcare provider's mistakes or misconduct. These types of actions help victims recover economic and non-economic damages, such as those for lost income, medical bills, pain and suffering, or disability.
Along with compensating victims, medical malpractice suits also send a message to negligent providers that poor care will not be ignored. This helps to improve care for others, because hospitals and doctors will be motivated to provide better care to avoid future lawsuits.
What is the Statute of Limitations for an Illinois medical malpractice case?
The Statue of Limitations in Illinois is typically two years from the time that the victim knew or should have known about the problem. However, this time limit is not definite and varies depending on the facts of your case. It may possibly even be longer depending on certain factors.
Because there is no set rule on the time limit, it is important to contact a medical malpractice attorney immediately if you think you may have a case to make sure you do not miss your opportunity to take legal action.
What will a medical malpractice lawsuit cost me?
This type of lawsuit can be expensive, especially if it goes to trial, and that can be very difficult for a victim who may faced with growing medical bills, lost income, and the inability to work. This is why our medical malpractice lawyers handle cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our clients will only pay us if the outcome of their case is successful, at which time a percentage would be paid to our firm to cover the costs of representation and the court costs.
Our firm also offers an entirely free and completely confidential initial consultation in which you can talk to an Illinois medical malpractice attorney who will help to determine what your legal options are and if you have a potential case.
How do I choose a medical malpractice attorney?
First, you want to make sure that you are choosing someone who has handled medical malpractice cases similar to yours in the past. This should be an attorney with experience who is very familiar with the specific type of injury you have suffered and understands the medical issues surrounding your case. Additionally, you should choose a lawyer who has had success in that area.
Our Illinois medical malpractice lawyers have handled all types of medical malpractice matters, ranging from those involving misread x-rays and delayed diagnosis to birth injuries, medication errors, hospital falls, bed sores, etc. Although our office is in Chicago, we represent clients all over the state. If you believe that you may have been the victim of medical malpractice, email us or call us at 877-374-1417 for a free consultation. One of our lawyers would be happy to review your case to determine if we can help you take action against a negligent hospital or doctor.
About Glenview, Illinois
Glenview is a suburb of Chicago located in Cook County and as of 2004 the population was estimated to be 44,655. The village was first incorporated in 1899 and is currently home to many major offices of nationwide companies, and is also home to Glenview Hospital, which is one of the four NorthShore University HealthSystem hospitals, and is the third biggest employer in Glenview.