What should I do if I think a medical professional in Waukegan, Illinois is responsible for my personal injuries or the death of my family member?
Our attorneys help victims throughout Illinois if they are injured or their loved one is wrongfully killed because of a medical professional's mistakes.
Most people have never been faced these issues before, and we understand that you probably have many questions. We have tried to answer some of them below. After reviewing the information below, please feel free to call us at 877-374-1417 or email us to talk more about your injury or loss with an experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyer.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A medical malpractice lawsuit allows a victim to recover damages when they are hurt as a result of medical negligence by a doctor, nurse, other health care professional. Common mistakes include misread x-rays, misdiagnosed cancers, harmful drug interactions, and other preventable errors by medical professional.
Who can file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed by the injured victim, by the parent or guardian of a child injured by medical error, or by the family of a victim wrongfully killed by medical negligence or carelessness.
What will a medical malpractice lawsuit cost me?
There are no fees for our services unless we recover compensation for you. If we receive a favorable verdict or settlement, we will collect a percentage as our fee. In the event that you are not compensated, you pay us nothing.
The firm is happy to offer free initial consultations for potential clients who just want to learn more about the legal process and the strengths and weaknesses of their case.
Medical malpractice suits can be expensive because of the many expenses associated with pursuing legal action. It is difficult for most injured victims to pay these fees, especially not knowing what the outcome will be. Because of this, our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means that our clients do not pay us unless we recovery money for them, in which case the client pays an agreed-upon percentage to the firm.
When does a medical malpractice lawsuit need to be filed?
Typically, a medical malpractice suit must be filed within two years of learning about your injury or two years from when the injury should been discovered. However, there are some exceptions and certain situations where this varies, such as wrongful death suits and those involving injuries to children. Since every case is unique, it is very important to consult with a medical malpractice attorney as soon as you believe you have a potential suit so you do not miss your opportunity to take legal action.
Our medical malpractice attorneys at Levin & Perconti are very well experienced in all types of medical malpractice cases and would be glad to talk to you in a free initial consultation to evaluate your case and determine your options. Our firm is based in Chicago but we frequently represent clients across Illinois. We handle many cases in Lake County against doctors, hospitals and nursing homes. We are proud that our attorneys received the highest settlement ever for a client in a case against a Lake County nursing home. To read more about this record $1 million nursing home settlement, follow the link.
If you or a family member has been injured at the hands of a medical professional, contact us at 877-374-1417 or online in order to speak with an attorney about what options may be available to you or your family. Remember that this initial call or email is completely free and entirely confidential, so call or email today.
Waukegan, Illinois is located in Lake County and sits along the edge of the western shore of Lake Michigan. In 2010 the population of Waukegan was about 90,000 making it the ninth largest city in Illinois in terms of population. The city operates as the county seat for Lake County and there is an on-going push to revitalize the downtown area and lakefront. There are several hospitals in or around Waukegan, including Vista Medical Center West, Vista Medical Center East, Condell Memorial Hospital in Libertyville, Lake Forest Hospital and V.A. Medical Center in North Chicago.