Oak Park, Illinois
Were you the victim of medical malpractice in Oak Park, Illinois?
If so, we might be able to help you seek justice for your injury or loss. Our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys represent victims throughout the area, including Oak Park, who were hurt because they did not receive the quality medical care to which they were entitled in a local doctor's office, clinic or hospital. If you are like many potential victims, you are likely unfamiliar with the legal process related to medical malpractice. To help we've compiled a list of common questions asked by those considering a medical malpractice case. Feel free to give us a call after you peruse this information for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
The law requires that all medical professionals, from doctors to nursing assistants, conduct themselves at a reasonable level any time they are working with a patient. When they fail in that obligation the legal system has a process in place to hold wrongdoers accountable for victim's injuries or losses. The court system provides a place for the victims to seek redress and hold wrongdoers accountable for these errors. Victims can recover compensatory damages such as those for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, or loss of income.
When can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Illinois?
It is vital that you begin the legal process as soon as you discover that your medical provider may be responsible for causing your injury or the death of a loved one. In Illinois, medical malpractice lawsuits have time limits called "Statutes of Limitations" which are rules that require victims to file suit within a set time frame after learning about their injury.
Generally in Illinois, this time limit is two years after learning of the potential malpractice (735 Ill. Comp. State. Ann. S5/13-212(a)). However, there are exceptions and different standards that may apply depending on your situation. An Illinois medical malpractice lawyer will be able to explain how those rules apply to your case.
Who can file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Anyone who is catastrophically injured by a preventable medical error may be able to file suit. If a patient is killed because of a medical provider's negligence, then his or her surviving family members can file a lawsuit on behalf of their loved one. In the case of child victims, the parents are usually the ones who contact a lawyer and pursue the claim in their child's name. Our medical malpractice lawyers will be able to explain the ins and outs of the lawsuit filing process to you.
How much does filing a medical malpractice claim cost?
We handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, so under this system you will never have to pay any fees unless or until you receive compensation for your losses.
We know that the victims of medical malpractice are often placed in difficult financial situations when they miss work, as hospital bills pile up, and must face other family expenses. Our Chicagoland medical malpractice lawyers have the resources to conduct an investigation and pay the all related costs on your behalf to allow you to hold your wrongdoer accountable, regardless of your financial situation. We only receive a payment if your case is successfully resolved. This format allows victims to receive fair compensation and access to the courts, even if they do not have the money to finance a costly lawsuit.
In order to choose the best medical malpractice lawyer to represent you and your family, it is crucial to choose a firm with the resources and experience handling similar types of cases. Most medical negligence suits involve complex medical issues, so it's important that your attorneys have a firm grasp not only on the law, but also the medicine behind your case.
Our lawyers are viewed as some of the leading lawyers in the nation working on medical malpractice cases. We have experience handling a wide range of medical malpractice lawsuits, including those involving surgical errors, delayed diagnosis of cancer, birth injuries, medication mistakes, and others.
Since our founding in 1992, our lawyers are proud to have won a number of multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for clients. We stand behind our work, and are confident that if we accept your case, we will provide exceptional legal representation for your medical malpractice case.
Please contact us to find out how we can help if you or a loved has been injured by a medical provider in an Illinois hospital, clinic or doctor's office. One of our lawyers will be happy to learn more about your situation and advise you on your legal options. We are available at 312-332-2872 or 877-374-1417, or online at any time. Consultations with our attorneys are free and completely confidential.
About Oak Park
Nestled directly to the west of downtown Chicago, Oak Park is one of the few municipalities with access to both Metra lines and the city's "L" train lines. Well-known as the first home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the city sees many visitors who come to view his own studio and nearby homes that he designed. When in need of medical care, many residents visit area facilities like Rush Oak Park Hospital, Loretto Hospital, and Hartgrove Hospital.