Illinois Medical Malpractice Attorney Information Center

Dedicated Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving Chicago and Surrounding Areas

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional deviates from the accepted norms of practice, resulting in either an affirmative act or omission which results in injury to a patient. As a result, the injured patient—and sometimes their family—can bring a claim against the medical professional—and sometimes the facility or hospital that they work at—for damages, including medical costs, any lost wages, pain and suffering, and related damages.

Were you injured as a result of a medical professional's mistakes? Do you believe that your doctor, nurse, nurse's assistance, dentist, or other health care worker caused you harm? If so, you likely have questions about your potential legal rights.

We created the Illinois Medical Malpractice Attorney Information Center to help answer some of your initial questions and concerns about the legal process. Our medical malpractice attorneys know that navigating the legal system can at first seem overwhelming. We hope the information provided in these pages helps to take some of the mystery out of the process.

After reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions, please feel free to give us a call at 312-332-2872, toll-free at 877-374-1417, or fill out our Online Case Evaluation Form. You may also chat with one of our live online operators who can connect you to one of our attorneys for a free consultation.

We look forward to helping you determine the appropriate next step in seeking accountability for your injury or loss.


The attorneys at Levin & Perconti have over 35 years of successfully representing clients in medical malpractice cases. Some of our successful cases have included:

  • N.N. for G.N. v. R.D. et al.: $17.7 million medical malpractice settlement for a former police officer who suffered a life-altering brain injury due to nursing staff negligence at a Chicago hospital.
  • S.H. v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital: Record high $14 million verdict against a doctor and hospital for not following and ignoring abnormal chest X-ray results, which caused a substantial delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer.
  • D.G. as administrator of the estate of M.G. v. Mario Yu, M.D. et al.:$7.62 million verdict against an HMO doctor who disregarded the mother's complaints of postpartum bleeding, which resulted in her bleeding to death.

To learn more about the types of cases we handle, or to discuss your potential claim with one of our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers, call our office at 312-332-2872, toll-free at 877-374-1417, or complete our Online Case Evaluation Form and one of our attorneys will get back to you.