Were you or a loved one injured by a medical mistake in Moline, Illinois? Our attorneys are here to help victims of medical malpractice throughout Illinois receive compensation for their injuries or the loss of a loved one. We know that you probably are wondering what your options are, so we have answered below some of the most commonly asked questions about medical malpractice lawsuits against hospitals and doctors.
If you think you have a potential claim and would like to talk to an attorney about what options are available to you, please call us at 312-332-2872, toll-free at 877-374-1417, or email us and a lawyer will call you back.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A medical malpractice lawsuit is a legal remedy for victims of medical mistakes or misconduct by a doctor, nurse, dentist or other medical professional. Injured victims may file suit to seek compensatory damages for medical bills, lost wages, lost future income, disability, disfigurement, or other losses suffered. These lawsuits not only recover compensation for victims, they also send a message to negligent hospitals and doctors that substandard care will never be tolerated.
My injury occurred about a year ago, can still file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
The deadline for filing an Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit, known as the statute of limitations, is typically two years from the time that the injury or medical mistake was discovered by the victim, or from the time that the victim should reasonably have realized the injury.
There are a number of exceptions and each case is unique, so it is very important to check with a Chicago medical malpractice attorney immediately if you believe that you may have a lawsuit so you do not miss your opportunity to take legal action. They will be able to help you determine how the statute that applies to your case.
How do I choose the right medical malpractice lawyer in Illinois?
When picking an attorney, it is important to make sure that they are the right fit for you and for your case to ensure that you receive proper representation and maximum compensation. When looking for the best medical malpractice attorney for your case, make sure that the attorney has past experience handling complex medical malpractice claims similar to your potential case. Additionally, it is important to know what the firm's success rate by looking at their verdicts and settlements. Also, it is important that your firm has the resources- finances, manpower, network of experts- needed to take on insurance companies and hospitals in complex medical malpractice cases.
What will a medical malpractice lawsuit cost me?
Medical malpractice lawsuits are expensive and often lengthy. Many victims of medical mistakes have heavy financial burdens, including hospital bills and lost wages because of their injury. Because of this, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our clients will not pay any money unless we achieve a favorable outcome in which recover compensation through a settlement or a verdict in their favor. This system gives all victims equal access to the courts.
Our firm has represented injured victims and the families of patients wrongfully killed by medical errors since 1992. We have achieved over $400 million in verdicts and settlements for clients and may be able to help you hold wrongdoers accountable for the harms they have caused you and your loved ones. We are committed to achieving fair and reasonable compensation for victims throughout the state, so call us at 877-374-1417 or email us to talk with an attorney about what legal options are available to you. All consultations are is completely free.
About Moline, Illinois
Moline, Illinois is a city that is part of Rock Island County and as of 2010 was home to around 43,480 people. Moline is on the western border of Illinois and is referred to as one of the Quad Cities, along with East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa. Moline is home to Deere & Company (the John Deere Company). The earliest hospital in Moline opened in 1896 and was named the Moline Public Hospital. Today, the area is served by a number of healthcare facilities, including Trinity Medical Center and Genesis Medical Center.