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Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice is a leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 250,000 people lose their lives each year as a result of medical malpractice or negligence, according to a study by Johns Hopkins University. The Journal of Patient Safety reports that the number of annual deaths connected to medical errors or negligence could actually be closer to more than 440,000. Because flawed or inadequate medical care is grossly underreported, the number of people who lose their lives at the hands of their caregivers is difficult to accurately determine. In addition to the enormous number of fatalities that occur, countless victims suffer serious injuries and exacerbated medical conditions due to hospital, doctor or healthcare provider malpractice every year.

Health care professionals in Illinois are obligated to provide patients with a level of care that meets specific standards. When a medical professional’s error or omission results in patient injury or death, the responsible party can be held liable for damages. Medical malpractice attorney, Charles Adler, can help victims recover financial compensation for injuries or the loss of a loved one that result from medical mistakes or negligence. When malpractice is suspected, Mr. Adler and his team will thoroughly investigate the facts, gather all of the evidence and leave no stone unturned to ensure that every liable party is held accountable.

Call Adler Law Offices today at 312-236-2700 or contact us online to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.

Proving Medical Malpractice in Illinois

Whether you’ve suffered injuries or your loved one was killed due to surgical errors, misdiagnosis, neglect or other medical mishaps, the following must be proven to win your medical malpractice case:

  • To establish that a duty of care was owed to the victim, it must first be shown that a healthcare provider/ patient relationship existed.
  • It must be shown that the duty of care owed to the victim was breached.
  • The acts or omissions by the provider must have resulted in physical or emotional injuries, death, or economic damages to the victim.

To prove that the health care provider acted negligently or failed to exercise appropriate care in providing treatment to the victim, it must be shown that when presented with the same circumstances, resources and facts a competent provider would have acted in a different manner. For this element to be proven, expert testimony is almost always required. At Adler Law Offices we have the resources to obtain expert testimony when necessary to ensure an accurate case presentation.

Medical Malpractice Injuries and Deaths Are Preventable

The injuries, illnesses, deaths and other damages that are sustained due to medical malpractice and negligence are preventable. Unfortunately, the careless acts, miscommunication, pure negligence and even willful acts of doctors, nurses, physician assistants and other medical care providers continue to put countless lives in danger. Adler Law Offices believes that those who commit medical malpractice should be held accountable for the damages they cause. In addition to compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and survivor benefits, victims may be able to collect punitive damages as well.

To ensure that you receive absolute financial compensation for the damages you’ve sustained, it is vital that an experienced medical malpractice lawyer reviews your case. Call Charles Adler today at 312-236-2700 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

Personal Injury

A personal injury is defined as any violation of an individual’s right, other than his or her rights in property. Although the term personal injury usually refers to physical injuries, that is not always the case. Some examples of personal injury lawsuits that are commonly filed are:

  • Auto accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Railroad accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Slip ­and ­fall accidents

Premises Liability

If you have suffered an accident or injury, which occurred on another person’s property, the owner of that property may be legally responsible for what happened. If you’ve suffered an injury of this type, and you believe it is a result of another person’s negligence, you may want to file a personal claim against them for your injuries, damages and costs. Your costs may have been incurred due to medical bills, lost earnings, disfigurement, pain, emotional distress or some sort of physical disability.

Some personal injuries that can occur on another person’s premise or property include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites or maulings
  • Exposure to toxic or hazardous substances such as lead or mold
  • Drownings

Construction Accidents

If you are a construction worker, you should know that there are special laws that were put in place to ensure that an employer and other related parties are responsibly protecting your health and safety on a construction site. If they are not and you have been injured, you have the right to file a personal claim in order to receive benefits and compensation owed to you. The claim may be against your employer or even against other parties that are liable.

Construction accidents can be severe and life altering. At Adler Law Offices, we understand that after going through such trauma, your goals are to make sure your medical bills are paid and covered, you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and that your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injury. We will provide a comprehensive review of your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.

  • Crushing accidents
  • Dangerous chemicals
  • Dangerous behavior by other workers
  • Defective power tools or misuse of tools
  • Electrical fires and electrocution
  • Explosions
  • Failure to provide proper safety equipment
  • Falling objects and debris
  • Impaling accidents
  • Scaffolding falls
  • Welding accidents

Wrongful Discharge

Although there are a few exceptions to the rule, in Illinois most employers have the right to fire an employee at will. This makes it very difficult to successfully file a wrongful termination claim against an employer.

With that said, there are a number of circumstances whereby an employer may be liable for wrongful discharge or termination of an employee. There may be contractual terms affecting your employment or statutory rights granted to you.

If you feel, in being fired, that your employer may have violated a state or federal law, public policy or your employment agreement, you should contact Adler Law Offices.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Typically when discussing motor vehicle accidents, one thinks of a rear end accident with simplified issues of negligence. However, motor vehicle accidents can and quite often involve extensive issues of proof, damages and recovery. It is not just the issue of the crash itself that is involved but instead the circumstances of the accident that can call into consideration numerous state and federal statutes.

If a motor vehicle is hit by an under-insured or uninsured motorist, the claim will involve not only a negligence action against the offending party, but also a claim under the victim’s insurance coverage which can lead to a second cause of action to arbitrate a claim against the insurer for uninsured or under-insured motorist coverage. If a motor vehicle is hit by a train at a crossing, both state and federal statutes and regulations come into play. This is where contacting a lawyer dedicated to doing more for their clients is important.

Trucking Accidents

Large truck accidents can involve multiple liable entities. The assistance of a skilled injury law firm can ensure that all responsible parties are held liable.

Boating Accidents

When a negligent party causes a boating accident, our team can help you recover the costs for medical treatment, lost wages and more.

Dog Bites

When vicious dogs attack in Chicago, Arlington Heights and surrounding communities, negligent owners can be held liable for medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional trauma and more.

Wrongful Death

If you have a relative who died as a result of someone else’s misconduct, you may be able to file a claim against the wrongdoer to recover monetary damages. Adler Law Offices has represented clients in numerous cases of this nature and has been able to obtain the policy limits of the offender’s insurance coverage in a number of them.

In addition to the claim for the death of a loved one, the surviving family members may have a claim for their loss of support, affection and society. Adler Law Offices can successfully protect the rights of the deceased and surviving family members.

Contact us for a free case consultation