Illinois Medical Malpractice Attorney
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According to a U.S. Department of Health survey, it is estimated that each year, up to 98,000 people die as a result of preventable medical errors or malpractice. Medical malpractice is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, more then car crashes (43,500), breast cancer (42,297) or AIDS (16,516). Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured through the negligent or wrongful conduct of a doctor, medical professional, health care facility, hospital or pharmacy. Medical malpractice can occur when a patient is provided improper treatment, no treatment or the wrong treatment. Doctors can misdiagnose conditions or fail to diagnose conditions. It is estimated that 7,000 patients die each year because of sloppy handwriting. Forty two percent of Americans have been directly affected by a medical mistake, procedure or drug.
Whenever a doctor or medical professional fails to care for a patient as required by the medical “standard of care,” there may be a case. The care and treatment that medical professionals provide you must meet a certain level of quality. You have a right to proper examination, care and treatment. The relationship between a patient and a medical provider is one of trust. We seek out doctors and medical professionals to take care of us and trust them to do so. Medical malpractice cases serve to hold medical providers and hospitals responsible for their mistakes while putting victims in a position to pay for current and future medical bills as well as provide for damages including pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages and other damages that are permitted by law. A medical malpractice case can even exist when the negligent conduct only aggravates an already pre-existing condition.
The Chicago medical malpractice lawyers at Susan E. Loggans & Associates, P.C., are experienced in reviewing even the most complex matters. We work with the foremost experts to determine if medical malpractice has occurred and provide a complete analysis of the injuries that resulted. If you believe that you have been the victim of malpractice, the law may limit the time you have to file a claim. Call us immediately at (312) 201-8600 or click here for a free consultation. WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!