On a daily basis, people entrust their lives with medical professionals. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional breaches the standard of care, resulting in a lasting injury or death. Doctors, hospitals and their staff, pharmacists and other medical professionals may be defendants in a medical malpractice claim depending on the circumstances. Medical malpractice can take on many forms and can have tragic consequences.
Medical malpractice cases are extremely challenging, expensive and difficult to win. Hospitals, doctors and other medical professionals often are reluctant to offer settlements and want to take these cases to trial. That is where we come in. We look forward to taking these cases to trial and we are equipped to do so. We have a proven track record of successfully handling many different types of high-stakes medical malpractice claims. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients and will continue to take action against healthcare professionals who fail to abide by the standard of care.
We have the resources to retain top experts in various medical fields to testify that the healthcare professional deviated from the standard of care. We also work with experts who are able to calculate the financial impact and appropriate damages as a result of the disabling medical condition in which the healthcare professional has caused you.
Medical Malpractice Examples
Keith Short has over two decades of experience in litigating medical malpractice claims. Common examples of medical malpractice litigation that we have handled include:
Surgical errors – These types of errors may include when a doctor amputates the wrong limb, uses unsanitary tools, operates on an area of the body in which he or she was not supposed to or punctures an organ during surgery.
Medication errors – A medication error can occur when the wrong medication is prescribed.
Birth injuries – Pre-natal and delivery room medical malpractice can result in serious birth injuries such as Erb’s palsy, brain injury, nerve damage and cerebral palsy.
Failure to diagnose – Many of the medical malpractice cases that we handle involve failure to diagnose heart attack, failure to diagnose stroke or a failure to diagnose another severe medical condition by not administering the proper test.
Statute of Limitations
It is important that if you feel you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice that you call us immediately so that we can meet and discuss your situation. There are specific time limits that specify how long we have to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit.
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All medical malpractice cases are handled on a contingency basis. You do not have to pay any attorneys’ fees unless we get you the money you need.
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Illinois Medical Malpractice Attorney