Downers Grove Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you have been injured by a doctor, nurse, dentist, or other medical professional in Downers Grove, Illinois contact a Chicago medical malpractice attorney. At Levin & Perconti our legal team has been working for over 35 years to help victims of medical errors and negligence get compensation for their damages by bringing legal action against the responsible healthcare professionals and facilities.
Many people do not know their rights and legal options, or who to turn to when they have been injured by a medical professional or in a hospital, healthcare clinic, or rehabilitation center. Our attorneys have assembled a list of answers to some of the most commonly asked questions that we receive about the issues surrounding medical malpractice litigation to assist you in determining if you may have a potential case. Please take some time to look over this information, then feel free to contact one of our representatives to discuss how our expert legal team can assist you and your family.
What is a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
When patients are seriously injured due to errors or medical mistakes by a healthcare professional or facility during their course of treatment a medical malpractice lawsuit provides an avenue for them to recover compensation for their injuries. Medical malpractice lawsuits can involve a wide variety of issues and situations, such as medication errors, surgical mistakes, or even injuries caused by improper maintenance or negligent attention to the upkeep of facilities such as falls in a hospital room.
Medical professionals are required under the law to follow reasonable standards of care and professional behavior when treating their patients, and when failure to meet these standards results in a patient being injured that patient has the right to hold the medical professionals who acted improperly responsible, and to recover both economic and noneconomic damages that they suffered. These can include things like past medical bills, future medical expenses, lost wages and lost earning capacity, disability, and pain and suffering.
Who Can File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Anyone who has been severely hurt by a medical professional acting negligently can usually file a lawsuit claiming medical malpractice. However, in cases where the injured patient is a minor the proceedings typically have to be brought by a parent or legal guardian in the child’s name on behalf of the injured child. Additionally, in cases where a patient dies due to medical mistakes or negligence, the victim’s surviving family can bring a lawsuit on behalf of the deceased.
When Should I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Because the law specifies a certain time limit, or statute of limitations, in which a lawsuit may be brought, it is important if you have been injured due to a medical error or negligence on the part of a doctor that you contact a Chicago medical malpractice attorney as soon as you suspect that your issues were the result of medical malpractice. In the state of Illinois a medical malpractice lawsuit usually must be filed within two years of the discovery of the injury, but there are a number of exceptions to this rule, and it is in an injured person’s best interest to speak with an attorney who can explain the time limits that apply to their specific case.
How Much Does Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim Cost?
At Levin & Perconti our expert legal team believes that financial considerations should not be a reason for an injured patient to not get the justice they deserve. Because of this our firm works on a contingency fee basis where our firm pays the litigation expenses and does not collect our fees up front, instead receiving payment from the compensation that the client receives only after their case is successfully resolved through either a favorable verdict or settlement. Additionally, all initial consultations to determine if you have a case are also free of charge: there is no risk for you to discuss your potential case with our highly qualified legal team.
If you believe you have a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital or doctor in Downers Grove, we are confident that our attorneys can offer you the legal guidance you need to maximize compensation while holding all wrongdoers accountable. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing injured victims in medical malpractice lawsuits throughout the state. We have helped a number of clients recover multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts, including a record $14 million verdict against Northwestern Memorial Hospital for ignoring x-ray results that allowed lung cancer to spread in a patient. Besides experience, we have the resources needed to fight for your legal rights in the courtroom as long as it takes to ensure that justice is served and fair compensation is provided.
Contact us if you or someone you know has been injured by the negligence or misconduct of a medical professional. We can be contacted online or by phone at 312-332-2872 or 877-374-1417. All consultations are free.
Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf.