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.
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.
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.