Were You Harmed By A Medical Professional’s Mistake?
Electing to have the medical treatment performed can be a major life event and we all trust that doctors, nurses and hospital staff will provide us with the best care possible whether it is during a routine appointment or during a hospitalization. Unfortunately, this does not always happen and the results are oftentimes tragic Even with advances in science and technology, mistakes by medical providers do happen and could rise to the level of medical malpractice. According to the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. – right behind heart disease and cancer.
Patients are often misdiagnosed, victims of surgical errors or given the wrong dosage of medicine – the possibilities are endless. Further complicating matters is the fact that patients do not discover these errors until much later. This is why it is imperative that if you suspect you received negligent medical care that you contact an attorney immediately. When a medical professional does not follow the proper standard of care while performing their duties and that failure results in injuries that cause damages the patient can file a claim for medical malpractice.
The standard of care is defined as the actions that a reasonable healthcare provider would have taken under similar circumstances. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals and facilities can be held accountable for their actions in such cases with the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
Injuries Caused By A Medical Professionals Negligence
Some examples of medical malpractice are:
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Obstetrical and gynecological malpractice
- Dental malpractice
- Medication errors
- Emergency Room errors
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Patient neglect
- Surgical errors
These are just a few of the many mistakes that can occur when patients receive substandard care and treatment. According to recent statistics from Diederich Healthcare’s 2013 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis, a settlement or payout as the result of a medical negligence claim occurs once every 43 minutes and over 90% of these payouts are the results of a pretrial settlement.
Contact Our Experienced Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Even if your specific situation was not listed above that does not mean that you do not have a viable medical malpractice claim. If you or a loved one suspects that you were a victim of medical malpractice do not hesitate to call one of our attorneys for a free consultation. We understand that serious medical wrongdoing causes deep physical and emotional pain. In many cases, the victim is unable to work and must deal with the stress of the mounting medical bills. The medical malpractice attorneys at Stein & Shulman, LLC will use their knowledge, experience and resources to work closely with you to recover compensation for families devastated by medical malpractice.
These types of claims can be complex and time-consuming so the faster we can evaluate your claim the better. Our attorneys can help you take the appropriate steps toward proving your case. Call us today for your free consultation at (312) 422-0506.