Peoria, Illinois

What Should I do if I was Injured as a Result of Medical Malpractice in Peoria, Illinois?

Our Illinois medical malpractice attorneys offer legal guidance to people who have been injured by the mistakes of medical professionals or at medical facilities throughout the state.

Oftentimes potential clients have questions about medical malpractice lawsuits and the legal process, and the most common questions are answered below. For further questions and to set up a free consultation please with one of our attorneys, either call our office at 877-374-1417 or contact us online.

What is a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice lawsuits are suits that may be filed against doctors, dentists, nurses, and medical care institutions such as hospitals or nursing homes. They are intended to award victims compensation if have incurred a serious injury or lost a loved one due to a mistake by a health care professional. Recovery in these lawsuits typically covers medical bills, lost wages, and other economic damages and can even cover non-economic damages in certain cases.

Who Can File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

The injured victim of a medical malpractice mistake can file a lawsuit against the responsible party to recover damages for their injury. The family of a victim who died as a result of mistakes by a medical professional may file a wrongful death lawsuit on the victim's behalf.

How Long do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

The timeframe that a medical malpractice claim can be filed varies, but typically must be within two years of discovery of the injury or two years from when the injury should reasonably have been discovered.

For a wrongful death lawsuit, the timeframe is similar and a family can usually bring a case within two years of the loss of a loved one. The statute of limitations for a case can be confusing and many factors can affect the timeframe, so it is best to consult an experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyer immediately if you believe you may have a claim.

What Will a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Cost Me?

A lawsuit will cost you nothing unless we recover compensation for you. When we start working with you, our attorneys enter into an agreement to collect a percentage of the money we recover for you, so if we do not recover compensation, you still owe us nothing.

Additionally, all initial consultations are completely free of charge. This gives you the opportunity to talk about your case with an attorney and learn what options are available to you.

Medical malpractice claims can be expensive, because of costs such as court fees, expert witnesses and other costs that come up along the way. We understand that most of our clients cannot pay for these costs, so our medical malpractice attorneys work on a contingent fee basis to give you access to the courts.

About Us

Our Illinois medical malpractice lawyers have effectively handled all types of medical malpractice cases, including birth injury, misdiagnosis, and wrongful death matters. With this experience, we can help you hold wrongdoers accountable for their mistakes.

Although the firm is in Chicago, our attorneys have represented clients throughout Illinois and currently have a number of cases against nursing homes in Peoria County. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence in Peoria, Illinois please do not hesitate to call us today, so we can help you recover full and fair compensation for your injury or the loss of a loved one. Initial consultations are, so call us at 877-374-1417 or email us to discuss your legal options with one of our attorneys.

About Peoria

Peoria is located in central Illinois on the Illinois River. Peoria is home to many businesses including the headquarters for Caterpillar, Inc., the major machinery company. Peoria has an entire health care district, and health care industries account for at least 25% of Peoria's economy. This includes three major hospitals, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, and Proctor Hospital and as well as Children's Hospital of Illinois, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, and St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Margaret, Daisy and Bryan. This magnificent cohesive team led by Margaret represented us for my mom's nursing home wrongful death case. They were most patient and responded timely to many questions throughout the entire process. All demonstrated professionalism and extensive knowledge of case and state laws. Their in-depth investigative work uncovered details which were unknown to us and yet sadly confirmed our suspicions. We would recommend the Levin and Perconti Law firm and especially this team. Kathy and Ron
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Peconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. My family and I will always be grateful for the compassion that they showed us. I want to thank you for what you did for my family, and for always being there for us. W.R., Medical Malpractice Client
Our deepest appreciation to the law firm of Levin & Perconti, and in particular to Margaret Battersby Black, in the handling of the lawsuit we field n behalf of our sister who sustained life-threatening injuries as a nursing home resident. Margaret’s representation, guidance, and professionalism gave us the sense that we could put our trust in Levin & Perconti and the final outcome proved that to be true. D.G., Nursing Home Client
I want to send my heartfelt thanks to John Perconti and the Levin & Perconti staff in taking our case. 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. M.R.Z., nursing home client
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti, and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Perconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. W.R., medical malpractice client