Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorneys
While the majority of medical care provided is of high quality, medical malpractice incidents can and do occur in Chicago. Knowing the course of action when faced with potential negligence can make all the difference. Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC are Chicago medical malpractice attorneys whose mission is to improve the quality of care at Illinois hospitals and clinics by holding these institutions responsible for their mistakes and making sure that malpractice victims are fully compensated for the harm done to them by someone’s medical negligence. Our firm has experience in all forms of medical malpractice, including diagnosis errors, surgical errors, medication and lab errors, and more.
Understanding Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can be as simple as a wrong prescription or as grave as a fatal surgical error. Common incidents include:
- Birth Injury
- Delayed Diagnosis
- Doctor Error
- Failure to Diagnose Cancer
- Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack/Myocardial Infarction
- Failure to Diagnose Stroke
- Heart Attack Errors
- Hospital Bedsores
- Hospital Infection
- Kidney Dialysis Errors
- Laboratory Errors
- Medical Device Errors
- Medication & Pharmaceutical Errors
- Misdiagnosis Cancer
- Nerve Damage
- Radiologist Errors
- Spinal Cord Injury
Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Chicago
If you believe you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice:
- Immediate Medical Attention: Before all else, get the necessary medical care to address any immediate health concerns.
- Documentation: Compile all medical records, receipts, and any other relevant documentation.
- Statute of Limitations: In Illinois, you typically have two years from the date of the incident (or from when it was discovered) to file a lawsuit. However, certain nuances and exceptions exist, so always consult with a legal expert.
- Seek Expert Witness Testimony: In many cases, the testimony of a medical expert validating the negligence claim is required in Illinois.
- Determine Damages: Identify the compensation you seek—this could be for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Compensation in Medical Malpractice Cases
The potential compensation in a medical malpractice case can vary widely based on the specifics of the incident. In Illinois, while there is no cap on economic damages (like medical bills and lost wages), non-economic damages (like pain and suffering) used to have a cap, which was subsequently found unconstitutional. This means there’s no present limit on non-economic damages, though they should be reasonable and justifiable.
Contact Our Experienced Chicago Med Mal Lawyers Today
When navigating the complexities of a medical malpractice lawsuit in Chicago, having seasoned professionals like Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC by your side can be invaluable. Here’s why:
- Experience: With their established track record in handling medical malpractice cases, they have a deep understanding of the nuances specific to Chicago and Illinois at large.
- Personalized Approach: They provide a tailored strategy for each client, understanding that every medical malpractice incident is unique.
- Access to Resources: Their extensive network includes medical experts vital for testimony in medical malpractice cases.
- Advocacy: Their primary goal is to ensure victims receive the justice and compensation they deserve.
In the maze of medical malpractice litigation, having a guiding force like Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC can make the process less daunting and more hopeful for victims and their families.