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When you’re involved in a situation where you suspect medical malpractice has happened, it can be extremely frustrating and stressful. In addition to being injured or ill, you have to worry about how to deal with doctor visits and medical bills, and you have to figure out how to deal with the mistakes and malpractice. There are many different situations that can be defined as malpractice, and many victims do not know that they can seek compensation for damages. Malpractice lawyers in Illinois can help people sort through the details of complex cases and fight for victims’ rights.

Types of Malpractice

There are several different types of malpractice. From birth injuries to cerebral palsy, medication to surgical errors, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals make mistakes. As patients, we trust our doctors to make good judgments and to provide the utmost in care, but unfortunately that isn’t what happens. If a condition is misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all, it can lead to lifelong conditions, injury, or even death. A medication error can also have serious consequences. Of course, like any profession, medicine isn’t perfect, but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless when a doctor makes a mistake. A Chicago malpractice attorney can help you figure out what sort of compensation you’re entitled to, as different types of malpractice will be handled differently in terms of legal process.

Do You Need a Lawyer?

In some cases of malpractice, it can be difficult to know if you have a case. Some patients may feel like filing a malpractice claim would be an overreaction, but many times there is a case that can be fought. Many malpractice lawyers in Illinois work on a contingency basis, meaning you will only pay them if they are able to get compensation for your claim. If you believe you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, don’t wait—contact a Chicago malpractice attorney as soon as possible to get the recovery process started.

Firm Awards & Recognitions

Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

    Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership.

  • Top Attorneys Diamond Member

  • Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020

  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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