Were you hurt by a doctor, nurse, or other medical provider in Joliet, Illinois?
If so you may have a medical malpractice case.
Our Illinois medical malpractice lawyers at Levin & Perconti represent victims throughout the state of Illinois, including in Joliet. When clients first visit us, they have many questions about their situation and are unsure if they even have a medical malpractice case. To help answer some of your concerns, we have provided some basic information below. If you'd like to know more or to talk with a medical malpractice attorney, please contact our office by phone toll-free at 877-374-1417 or online.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Medical malpractice lawsuits are filed by patients who have suffered significant injuries or death because of mistakes made during treatment by a medical professional. There are many different types of medical malpractice cases, but they often involve issues such as medication errors, surgical mistakes, or delayed diagnoses or misdiagnosis. The law requires that all medical professionals follow reasonable standards when caring for patients. When they do not meet those standards and a patient is severely injured or killed, a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed.
How much will a medical malpractice lawsuit cost me?
We work on a contingent fee basis. That means that you will only pay us fees if your case is successfully resolved. In that way, all victims, regardless of their financial situation, can receive top notch legal representation. All court costs, investigation expenses, and other fees are covered by our office as your case proceeds. Inability to pay for a lawyer should never prevent you from contacting an Illinois injury lawyer to help you recover damages for your injury or loss.
Who can file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A patient who is harmed by a medical professional can file a lawsuit to hold them accountable for their poor care. At times the mistakes made result in the death of the patient. In those cases, the law allows the surviving family members of the victim to file suit against the negligent doctor, nurses, or other medical professional. In cases where a child is significantly injured due to medical negligence, the child's parents can initiate the legal action on their child's behalf.
Is there a time limit to file a case?
Illinois has a Statute of Limitations that requires victims of medical malpractice in most cases to file their lawsuit within two years of discovering their injury. Some types of cases, including those with injured children, may provide for a longer time frame. Every case is unique, and it is best to rely on the legal help of an attorney who understands the various time limitations and can help you determine what is applicable for your case. You run the risk of losing your right to sue if you wait too long to take action, so it is very important to contact a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights.
About Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you think you have a medical malpractice case in Joliet, we are confident that our attorneys can offer superior legal experience to advance your claim. We have combined decades of experience in all facets of medical malpractice lawsuits to provide the most complete service to our clients. We are proud of the fact that we have helped a number of clients win multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts. For example, our lawyers earned a record $14 million verdict against Northwestern Memorial Hospital for a delayed diagnosis of lung cancer.
Our firm has the experience and resources to fight for your legal rights to ensure that justice is served and fair compensation is provided. Please contact our Illinois medical malpractice lawyers if you or someone you know has been injured by the negligence of a medical professional and would like to learn more about your legal options. All consultations are free and confidential.
Feel free to complete our online case evaluation form or call us toll-free at 877-374-1417. Our attorneys will be happy to discuss your situation to determine if you have a potential medical malpractice case.
Joliet remains one of the most populous cities in Illinois 40 miles outside of Chicago. The city is located in both Will and Kendall counties, and it serves as the county seat for Will. Citizens of Joliet usually receive medical care in one of two hospitals: Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center and Silver Cross Hospital. Saint Joseph is on the city's west side while Silver Cross is on the east. Thousands of local community members work at both hospitals, making them two of the three largest employers in the entire area. Silver Cross is expected to open a new hospital in New Lennox in the near future.