Schaumburg Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or a loved one were injured due to medical malpractice in Schaumburg, Illinois, Levin & Perconti may be able to help. Our experienced team of Chicago medical malpractice attorneys represent victims and their families who have been hurt in a medical setting.
It’s likely you are not familiar with the legal system, or how an individual pursues a medical malpractice claim. Below, we have compiled a list of some of the common questions that we have been asked by our clients.
What is a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Medical malpractice lawsuits are the avenue of recovery when a patient, or the family of a patient, is seriously hurt due to negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, dentist, medical facility, or other medical professional. Even though medical professionals strive to provide their patients with the best possible care, at times they make mistakes that leads to a patient being seriously injured, or in some instances even killed. When these events occur, the laws governing medical malpractice exist to enable the wrongdoers to be held accountable for their actions, and for victims and their families to seek compensation for their injuries.
When Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
As in any lawsuit, medical malpractice litigation have time limits, called statutes of limitation, that require a victim to bring their lawsuit within a certain amount of time after discovering their injury. The general rule in Illinois is that a lawsuit must be brought within two years of the victim discovering the potential malpractice, or else it will be time barred and litigation will not be allowed by the courts. (735 Ill. Comp. State. Ann. S5/13-212(a)) There are, however, a number of different exceptions and standards that may apply in specific cases, and an Illinois personal injury attorney can explain how these apply in your specific situation. In any case it will be in the victim’s best interests to consult with an attorney as soon as possible after beginning to suspect that malpractice may have occurred.
Who Can File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
A medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed by anyone who has been badly injured due to a medical mistake or negligence on the part of a medical professional or facility. If the victim is a minor, and thus not legally able to bring a lawsuit, the parents or legal guardians are allowed to bring a medical malpractice claim on behalf of the child. In addition, in cases where the victim has been killed by the events that are the basis for the lawsuit, their surviving family members can bring a wrongful death action on their behalf as well. At Levin & Perconti, our attorneys can help you determine if you have a valid case on which to seek legal remedies, and specifically who is legally entitled to bring the action.
How Much Does Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim Cost?
Patients who have been the victim of medical malpractice often end up in difficult financial situations due to missed work, large medical bills, and other expenses. At Levin & Perconti, our firm represents medical malpractice clients on a contingency fee arrangement: clients do not have to pay any fees unless and until they receive restitution for the losses they have suffered. The expense of taking legal action should never be a deterrent for an injured person seeking to be compensated for their injuries, and our medical malpractice lawyers have the resources necessary to investigate a claim and pay the up-front costs on behalf of our clients. The contingency fee format is important because it allows victims who do not have the financial means initially to pursue litigation to still receive fair compensation for their injuries.
At Levin & Perconti, we are confident in our litigation team’s ability to handle a wide range of medical malpractice lawsuits including surgical errors, delayed diagnosis, birth injuries, medication mistakes, and others. For example, we recently obtained $17.7 million settlement for a client who sustained a life-changing brain injury because of medical mistakes that were made at a local hospital.
Since our founding in 1992, our Chicago injury attorneys have won a long string of multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements. The Levin & Perconti legal team has the track record of success, and the financial resources necessary to ensure that you receive superior legal representation for your medical malpractice case.
Please contact us to find out how we can help if you or a loved one has been injured by a medical provider. We are available at 877-374-1417 or through our website contact form at any time. Of course, all consultations are completely free and confidential. You may also speak to one of our online operators to share your story.
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.