Oak Lawn Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Are you the victim of a medical malpractice injury that happened in Oak Lawn, Illinois? Our attorneys have helped victims of medical mistakes and misconduct throughout Illinois and are here to talk to you about your possible medical malpractice lawsuit.
How do I Know if I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?
A medical malpractice lawsuit in Illinois can be filed by a victim of a medical error, a family member of someone that was killed as a result of a medical error, or the parent or guardian of a minor that was injured by a medical error. These lawsuits are intended to help injured victims recover monetary damages for what they have been through as a result of the medical professional negligence. They also send a message to wrongdoers that substandard medical care by in a hospital, clinic, long-term care facility or doctor’s office will never be tolerated.
When Should I Contact an Attorney About a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Medical malpractice lawsuits in Illinois typically must be filed within two years from the time the medical mistake is realized, or should reasonably have been realized. However, the timeframe varies, such as if the victim was a minor at the time of the malpractice. Because of all the factors that may affect the filing deadline for a medical malpractice lawsuit, it is important to talk to a lawyer as soon as you suspect negligence in order to find out when, and if, you can still file a lawsuit against the negligent hospital or medical provider.
How do I Choose a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
When deciding on the best medical malpractice attorney in Illinois for your case, it is important to ask what types of experience an attorney and their firm has with medical malpractice lawsuits, and if they have handled cases similar to yours. It is also important to see what kind of success rate the law firm has in terms of medical malpractice cases, often apparent through their verdicts and settlement record. It is crucial to choose the best attorney for your case to maximize your recovery.
What Will a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Cost Me?
Out attorneys understand that injuries caused by medical mistakes can be devastating not only physically and emotionally, but also financially. We want you to be able to seek fair and reasonable compensation without having to be constantly worrying about costs. Because of this, our attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay us fees unless we are able to recover money for you. If we do recover money, you will pay us an agreed-upon percentage of the total collected for our work on your behalf.
Levin & Perconti has worked diligently to help victims of medical malpractice throughout Illinois since 1992. We have recovered nearly $400 million for injured clients and the families of those wrongfully killed, including a recent settlement of over $6 million for a birth injury case. We handle all types of medical negligence matters, including those involving wrongful death or injuries caused by misdiagnosis, misread x-rays, nursing home neglect, medication errors, hospital falls, and more.
If you or a loved one has suffered a life-changing injury or death as a result of a medical mistake at the hands of an Oak Lawn medical care professional, please do not hesitate to contact us at either 312-332-2872, 877-374-1417 or email us today for a free consultation to discuss the legal options available to you.
About Oak Lawn, Illinois
Oak Lawn, Illinois is a village just southwest of the city of Chicago. As of the 2000 census the population of the village of Oak Lawn was slightly over 55,000. While Oak Lawn is home to several health care facilities, it is best known for its community hospital which was originally named Christ Community Hospital, but has since been changed to Advocate Christ Medical Center. The hospital has a level one trauma center and the emergency department treats more people every year than any other hospital in Illinois.
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.