If you have been harmed by the negligent practices of a doctor or nurse in Skokie, Illinois the Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Levin & Perconti can help. Our expert legal team represents victims and families that were hurt by negligent or improper care of doctors, nurses, dentists, or other medical professionals.
Often victims of medical malpractice do not have much insight into legal proceedings, and have many basic questions about the process of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. In order to better answer the questions you may have we have compiled this list of frequently asked questions and some basic answers about these kinds of cases.What is a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
All medical professionals are required by both the laws and ethics to conduct their medical practice at a reasonable level any time they are working with a patient. If they fail to provide reasonable care, and due to their failure harm is caused, the victim may file a medical malpractice lawsuit. It’s an unfortunate fact that every day more and more victims of medical errors suffer injury and even death because of inadequate care. The law provides a place for the victims to seek compensation for their injuries and hold their wrongdoer accountable for their actions.When Can a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit be Filed?
In Illinois there is generally a time limit of two years from the date that a person discovers they have been injured by medical malpractice in which a lawsuit can be filed, and after which any claim will be time-barred and not allowed to proceed by the courts. In some cases, however, exceptions are made, for example when the victim of the medical malpractice is a minor. Because of this “statute of limitations” it is very important that a person who feels that they may have been a victim of medical malpractice contact a Chicago injury attorney as soon as possible to protect their legal rights and not lose the possibility of recovering compensation for their injuries.Who Can File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
There are specific rules under the law regarding who may bring a legal action to recover for damages. While adult patients who are the victim of medical malpractice can bring suit in their own name, minor children are not capable of bringing suit themselves. Instead a parent or legal guardian must bring the suit in the child’s name on behalf of the child. And in cases where the victim has been killed, a suit can still be brought by the victim’s surviving family members to recover for their loss. Our Skokie medical malpractice lawyers will be able to explain the details of the lawsuit filing process as it relates to your specific situation to you when you contact our offices.How Much Does Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim Cost?
At Levin & Perconti we realize that victims of medical malpractice often are placed in a difficult financial situation due to their injuries and the expenses that come with them, but we believe that financial problems should never be a deterrent to a person recovering the compensation they deserve for an injury. Because of this our offices handle medical malpractice claims on a contingency fee basis. We only receive payment once your case has been successfully resolved, and our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys use our resources to conduct the necessary investigations and pay the relevant court costs on our client’s behalf. This allows victims to receive fair compensation for their injuries regardless if they have the financial resources to finance litigation at the beginning of the legal process.Our Attorneys
We are confident that our medical malpractice lawyers are some of the leading lawyers in the nation working on these cases. We have handled a wide range of medical malpractice lawsuits including surgical errors, delayed diagnosis, birth injuries, medication mistakes, and others.
Our attorneys have won a long string of multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements. We are very proud that all of our attorneys at Levin & Perconti have a track record of success which guarantees that you receive the legal representation that you deserve for your medical malpractice case. For example, we recently settled a medical malpractice case for a client who suffered a devastating brain injury due to medical negligence. Our lawyers recovered over $17.7 million for our client, a former police officer in the Chicago suburbs.
Please contact us to find out how we can help if you or a loved one has been injured by a medical provider. We are available at 312-332-2872, 877-374-1417 or contact us online. Initial consultations with our attorneys are completely free and confidential.