Park Ridge, Illinois
Have you suffered injuries or lost a loved one due to medical malpractice in Park Ridge or the Chicago area?
Since 1992, the Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Levin & Perconti have helped hundreds of families and individuals seek justice. Many new clients have questions about the legal process or just do not know how to initiate a medical malpractice lawsuit. We have tried our best to answer some of your questions below. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 877-374-1417 or email us for a free initial consultation.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Medical malpractice lawsuits are filed by people who are seriously injured because of the mistakes or negligent acts of a medical professional such as a doctor, nurse, hospital worker, dentist, nursing home staff member, or any other person in the medical profession. A lawsuit allows victims to recover damages to help with medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering resulting from the medical mistakes and negligence.
What is the statute of limitations for an Illinois medical malpractice case?
In Illinois, the time you have to file a medical malpractice claim is typically two years from when you realized the mistake was made, or from when you reasonably should have realized the injury. However, this may vary depending on your case, so it is very important to talk to an Illinois medical malpractice attorney immediately if you think that you have a potential case to make sure that you do not miss your chance to be compensated for your injury or loss.
What will a medical malpractice lawsuit cost me?
Medical malpractice lawsuits can be lengthy and expensive to litigate, so our firm represents clients on a contingency basis. This means that we will not collect attorneys’ fees from you unless or until we successfully conclude your case, and then we will collect a percentage of the total recovered. If the case does not end in any recovery of money, you will not pay us anything.
The reason we handle cases in this way is to make sure that all victims are given equal opportunity to recover the compensation they deserve. This arrangement also allows you to take legal action with no financial risk.
How do I pick the best Chicago medical malpractice attorney to handle my case?
When deciding what attorney is right for you, it is important to ask about what types of of medical malpractice cases the firm has handled in the past. You should choose a firm with experience handling cases like yours because medical malpractice cases usually involve complicated issues that require in-depth legal and medical knowledge.
Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers have handled all different types of medical malpractice cases, including but not limited to those involving birth injuries, brain injuries, nursing home abuse and neglect, missed or improper diagnosis, surgical errors, and medication errors.
If, after reading this, you believe you have a potential medical malpractice claim against a Park Ridge medical professional, please call us at 877-374-1417 or email us and one of our lawyers will be happy to evaluate your case and advise you on your legal options.
About Park Ridge, Illinois
Park Ridge is a northwest suburb of Chicago, located only minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The city’s population was around 37,800 in 2000 and is the hometown of former First Lady and current Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Park Ridge is home to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, which includes a children’s hospital, and is one of the first medical centers in the area to house a center for robotic-assisted surgery.