Springfield, Illinois

Have You Suffered a Serious Injury or Lost a Loved One Due to Medical Negligence by a Springfield, Illinois Medical Practitioner?

We know you may have many questions, but might not know where to turn. Our Illinois medical malpractice law firm opened in 1992, and for almost twenty years, our firm has helped hundreds of injured victims throughout Illinois, including many in Sangamon County.

Below you will find common questions we receive from our clients. If you think you have a potential medical malpractice case after reviewing our FAQs, please call us at 877-374-1417 or email us to speak with one of our attorneys. We will discuss your situation and evaluate your potential case to determine if we can help. All consultations are completely free of charge.

What is a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

When someone is seriously injured or wrongfully killed by a medical provider's mistakes, our civil justice system allows the victim or their family members to file a lawsuit to recover economic and noneconomic damages.

Medical malpractice claims can be made against an institution such as a hospital, nursing home, or clinic, or against an individual healthcare worker, such as a physician, nurse, nurse's assistant, laboratory worker, dentist, or chiropractor. Examples of medical malpractice include misdiagnoses, failure to diagnose cancer, medication errors, surgery errors, injuries suffered at birth, and misread lab tests or x-rays.

A medical malpractice lawsuit requires a close investigation before wrongdoers are identified and the extent of the mistakes are uncovered. Not all medical errors or constitute medical malpractice, so it is very important to find the best Chicago medical malpractice attorney who can determine if negligence played a role in your injuries or a loved one's death.

Who Can File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

A person who suffers significant injuries because of medical misconduct or negligence has a right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. When someone dies because of medical malpractice, their beneficiaries (such as a surviving spouse or child) may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois. In cases involving medical injuries to children, a child's parents or guardian can take legal action on their behalf.

How Much Does Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Cost?

All initial calls are free, and if we take your case, you will not pay legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.

Our medical malpractice lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning that you pay no fees up front. Instead, you agree to pay us a percentage of your award if we win your case. If we cannot come to a successful resolution, you owe us nothing. You pay nothing up front, so there is no risk in investigating a potential claim.

There are a number of costs associated with a medical malpractice lawsuit and most injured patients do not have the means to pay court costs, expert fees, and so forth. A contingency fee agreement gives injured victims access to the courts and enables them to hold wrongdoers accountable for their mistakes.

When Can a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit be Filed?

It is very important to realize that lawsuits must be filed within a certain time period after an injury is discovered. The statute of limitations for Illinois medical malpractice lawsuits varies, but typically it is within two years of learning about the injury or error, but no more than four years. There are exceptions, and an attorney can help you determine the statute for your case. Due to these limitations, you should contact an attorney as soon you suspect negligence to allow time for a consultation, review, and thorough investigation of your claim.

Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Since 1992, Levin & Perconti has gained a reputation as a leading personal injury law firm in Illinois. Our team of eleven lawyers handles all types of medical malpractice lawsuits, and our firm has the resources to pursue the most complex medical cases. Our experience and resources have helped us obtain numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients and their families. For example, we recently obtained a $3.3 medical malpractice settlement against a downstate Illinois hospital for the family of a 52-year-old woman who died from hospital fall-related brain injury.

If you think you have a medical malpractice case, we can help. Call us at 877-374-1417 or contact us online and an experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyer will call you back to discuss your legal options. Consultations are completely free and always confidential.

About Springfield

Springfield is located in Central Illinois in Sangamon County with a population of just over 115,000. In addition to being home to the Illinois State Capital and county seat, the city also has a number of reputable healthcare facilities, including St. John's Hospital and Springfield Memorial Medical Center. The Springfield Clinic also serves the area with a solid network of physicians and specialists. There is one medical school, the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, which is the only Illinois public medical school outside of the Chicagoland area.

Testimonials
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Levin and Perconti was always there when we needed them and very quick to answer any questions. We are happy to say that Ashley Herschberger was very professional, informative, kind, and prompt when it came to our case. She was always there if we had a concern or a question. We would recommend Ashley and the law firm, Levin and Perconti, to anyone else. We would also come back with another case of our own if ever needed. The Gonzalez Family
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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
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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
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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
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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