Medical malpractice can cause some significant injuries to innocent and unsuspecting patients. These injuries can cause severe damages such as disability, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Those that suffer injury should seek the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
A 2016 study out of Johns Hopkins University revealed that medical errors had risen to become the third leading cause of death amongst Americans. In fact, they are an under-recognized cause of death resulting in 10 percent of all deaths in the United States. Considering that doctors and other medical care providers are supposed to “do no harm,” these are extremely concerning statistics. Chicago medical malpractice lawyers are often called upon to help seek justice on behalf of medical malpractice victims and their families.
When a doctor, other healthcare professionals, or hospital causes an injury to a patient, whether by a negligent act or an omission, medical malpractice has occurred. When a medical care facility, provider, or professional’s performance departs from a standard of practice of those with similar training and experience and results in harm to a patient or patients, there is likely a valid claim for medical malpractice.
To legally be considered medical malpractice, the claim must include the following:
Patients who believe their injuries result from medical malpractice should discuss their case with an experienced Chicago medical malpractice attorney.
Injuries resulting from acts of medical malpractice can take on many shapes and forms. A Chicago medical malpractice lawyer can review your injuries and their circumstances to determine if you have a valid legal claim.
However, the most common medical malpractice injuries include:
If your injuries were caused by an act or omission of someone on your medical team, time is of the essence. Reach out to the skilled medical malpractice attorneys at Malman Law today. Call (312) 629-0099 or use our online contact form to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about your legal rights and obligations.
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