Orland Park, Illinois
Were you injured by the mistakes made by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional in Orland Park?
Our law firm has helped victims of medical mistakes and misconduct file lawsuits against hospitals in Chicago (http://www.levinperconti.com/) since 1992. When they call us, many of our new clients have questions about what a medical malpractice lawsuit is, and what they should do if they believe they are the victim of medical malpractice. We have answered some of the commonly asked questions below. After reviewing the information below, contact us toll-free at 877-374-1417, 312-332-2872, or email us for a free consultation with an attorney.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
This type of legal action helps injured victims recover money damages as compensation for what a medical professional either did inappropriately, or failed to do. A medical mistake can be a number of different things including, but not limited to, a missed diagnosis, a delayed diagnosis, nursing home neglect or abuse, or other types of errors on the part of a doctor, nurse, dentist or other medical professional. These lawsuits may be filed by the victim of the injury, the parent or guardian of a child injured by the medical mistake, or by the family of a victim that was wrongfully killed by the medical error.
Are there time limitations for filing a medical malpractice case?
The deadline, or statute of limitations, for a medical malpractice case to be filed in Illinois is usually two years from the time when the injury was first noticed. However, these statutes vary, so it is best to consult with a lawyer immediately if you feel that you may have a case so you do not miss your chance to file.
How do I choose the best medical malpractice lawyer for my case?
There are several important things to look for when choosing the attorney that is right for you. Always ask what types of medical malpractice cases the firm has experience handling, and what their success rate is with these cases. It is important to choose a firm that understands and has experience dealing with the many complex medical issues that arise in these types of lawsuits.
Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers have handled all types of medical malpractice cases, including matters involving healthcare provider errors, misread x-rays, delayed diagnosis, infections, falls, pressure sores, and medication errors. If you or a loved one has been injured and you think you may have a medical malpractice claim, please contact us today. You may email us or call us at 312-332-2872 today for a completely private and free consultation.
About Orland Park, Illinois
Orland Park is a village located primarily in Cook County with a slight portion located in Will County. As of the 2010 census, the village was home to 56,766 residents. In 2006 Orland Park was named the "45th Best Place to Live in America" by Money Magazine and is known for all kinds of interesting attractions and activities for its residents and for visitors. Orland Park has multiple health care clinics and rehabilitation centers located within its limits. Due to its proximity to Chicago, many residents also seek treatment at Chicago hospitals.