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.