Your Doctor Shouldn’t Cause You More Harm
When you go to the doctor’s office or a hospital, you trust that the medical professionals will meet the standard of care and not cause further harm. However, medical errors or negligence by doctors, nurses, dentists, hospitals and other health care providers are common.
If you experienced injuries resulting from negligent care, you deserve compensation for your suffering. At Dunn Harrington Trial Lawyers, our attorneys have considerable experience with medical malpractice cases. We can help you protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve. We believe in holding health care professionals responsible for their mistakes and obtaining what our clients need to help them make a full recovery.
An Injury You Never Saw Coming
Medical malpractice is a form of personal injury that occurs because of negligent care by a medical professional. Ranging from simple mistakes to reckless oversights, medical malpractice can cause further injuries and harm to victims and cause new and serious complications.
Common forms of medical malpractice include:
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Prescription errors
- Anesthesia errors
Medical malpractice can lead to severe injuries and complications that may have a lifelong impact. The consequences can include worsening a condition, spinal cord injuries, delayed treatment, and treatment for the wrong condition.
Helping You Take Action
The first step you should take when thinking about filing a medical malpractice claim is to contact an experienced attorney about your case. The process can be stressful and lengthy, so you must get started as soon as possible.
Each state has laws that dictate how long you can file for a medical malpractice claim after your injury. Although there are exceptions in some instances, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan allow you to file a medical malpractice claim within two years of the date of injury. Illinois gives you longer, at four years from the date of the injury.
The next step is gathering the relevant medical records and doing more research to determine the injury and establish a negligence claim. We then retain the help of an expert witness to review and speak to the injuries you sustained.
Our medical malpractice lawyers have worked with many clients to obtain compensation for their injuries. We have the experience to know how the process works and how to best approach a case. We will file the complaint and handle discovery, as well as any litigation that results.
You Can Trust Us To Get You The Compensation You Need
Medical malpractice lawsuits are complex and require serious legal representation. We have a proven track record of successfully representing clients and getting them the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys are licensed in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation at 872-282-4603 or through the online form.