Have you or a loved one been hurt as a result of medical negligence in Rockford, Illinois?
Our attorneys handle lawsuits for clients all over the state of Illinois who have either been injured or have family members who have died as a result of a medical negligence.
New clients often have questions about what constitutes a medical malpractice claim and what to do if you believe you have a medical malpractice claim. Below are the answers to the most common questions we received. Please contact us or call us at 877-374-1417 for further questions and for a free consultation to discuss your legal options with one of our attorneys.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A medical malpractice lawsuit is brought against a doctor, nurse, dentist or any other medical care provider if their negligence seriously injured or killed a patient. A medical malpractice lawsuit is intended to help victims or their families recover damages for medical bills, loss of future income, funeral expenses or other expenses incurred as a result of the negligent action.
Who can file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed by the victim that suffered the injuries or by the family of a victim who died as a result of a medical professional's errors. Additionally, if you are the parent or legal guardian of a child injured by a medical error, you can file a lawsuit on their behalf.
When should a medical malpractice lawsuit be filed?
The statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims varies, so it is very important to contact an attorney if you think you have a possible claim to protect your legal rights.
Typically, an Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within two years the error or injury, but there are certain other limitations and exceptions that may be relevant in your case. In wrongful death lawsuits, the statute is also usually two years from the date of death. Given all of these exceptions and different rules, it is definitely best to contact an attorney immediately.
How much does a medical malpractice case cost?
Initial consultations with our medical malpractice lawyers are completely free, and if we take your case, you will not owe us any fees unless we recover money on your behalf. We work on a contingency basis and if no money is recovered you will owe the firm nothing.
One of the main reasons that this type of payment system can be so beneficial to victims is that the costs associated with trying a medical malpractice case can add up quickly. Having us represent you on a contingent basis means you will only be responsible for these costs if you have a favorable outcome.
Levin & Perconti is known as one of the leading medical malpractice law firms in Illinois and we have earned this reputation through our experience in all areas of medical negligence litigation. We are proud of the multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements we have recovered for victims of medical errors, including a $3.3 million dollar medical malpractice settlement against a downstate Illinois hospital and a $17.7 million settlement for a client who suffered a brain injury due to medical negligence. Although we are headquartered in Chicago, our attorneys represent clients in all counties throughout Illinois.
Our experience, knowledge and resources allow us to accept even the most medically-complex cases. If you are a Rockford resident and have been seriously injured as the result of a medical error, please do not hesitate to contact our Illinois medical malpractice attorneys today to find out what your options are. Remember, all initial consultations are completely free of charge. Contact us at 877-374-1417 or email us today.
Rockford, Illinois is a city in Northern Illinois and in 2000, the metropolitan area had close to 340,000 residents, making it the third most populated city in Illinois, after Chicago and Aurora. Rockford is home to many big businesses, and three of the top ten largest employers in the Rockford area are medical facilities, Swedish American Hospital (employing 2,600 people), Rockford Health System (employing 2,500 people) and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center (employing 2,000 people).