Were you or a loved one injured as a result of a medical error in Quincy?
Since 1992, Levin & Perconti has helped injured victims of medical mistakes throughout Illinois get the justice they deserve for the harms they have suffered. Many of our new clients have questions about what a medical malpractice lawsuit is, as well as what they should do if they believe they are the victim of medical malpractice. We have answered the most commonly asked questions for you below. For a free initial consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer, please call us at 877-374-4717 or email us today.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A medical malpractice lawsuit is intended to help victims of medical errors recover money damages when they suffer serious injuries because of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional's misconduct or mistakes. This could be a missed or wrong diagnosis, nursing home abuse or neglect, birthing errors, inappropriate prescription, or a number of other types of mistakes in a hospital, clinic or doctor's office.
In addition to compensating victims, lawsuits hold wrongdoers accountable and motivate them to provide better care in order to avoid future litigation.
What will a medical malpractice lawsuit cost me?
Our lawyers handle medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that you do not pay us any money unless or until your case is successfully resolved. Then, our attorneys collect a percentage of the total compensation recovered.
Victims of medical malpractice are often faced with lost wages, or the inability to work at all. When coupled with ongoing medical treatments, this creates a situation where it is very hard for injured victims to front the high costs of a lawsuit. We are committed to making sure that each and every victim of preventable medical errors has their day in court. A contingent fee basis allows victims to take action to hold wrongdoers accountable, even when they are struggling financially.
Can I still file my medical malpractice lawsuit?
Usually, a medical malpractice suit must be filed in Illinois within two years of the time the injury is realized or reasonably should have been realized by the person injured. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations. However, this time limit does not apply to all cases, and there are a number of exceptions depending on the circumstances surrounding your case. To determine the statute as it applies to your particular case, please make sure to contact a lawyer immediately if you think that you might have a medical malpractice claim to make sure that you get the opportunity to file if it is still available.
How do I find the best medical malpractice law firm for my case?
When choosing an Illinois medical malpractice lawyer, it is important to make sure that you pick an attorney who has successfully handled medical malpractice cases like yours in the past. These types of cases involve a variety of complex medical and legal issues, so you should look for a firm that not only has years of experience, but also significant human, expert and financial resources to ensure your success going up against large insurance companies and hospitals.
Our firm has been handling medical malpractice lawsuits for years and our highly skilled attorneys have handled all types of medical mistake cases, including nursing home abuse and neglect, health care provider error, misdiagnosis, and many other different types of cases. Our office is in downtown Chicago, but we have helped clients throughout Illinois. A recent case that we handled resulted in a $6.5 million dollar settlement for the family of a girl who was injured during birth because of her doctor's negligence and medical mistakes.
If you would like to talk to one of our lawyers about your potential case and what options are available to you, please contact us today by either calling 877-374-1417 or email us for a free consultation.
About Quincy, Illinois
Quincy, also known as the "Gem City," is an Illinois city in Adams County located on the farthest western border of the state on the Mississippi River. Blessing Hospital is located in Quincy and is a hospital that is home to a cancer center, a cardiovascular center, and an outpatient surgery center. The hospital also operates a Nursing College, which is located in Quincy as well.