Hold Your Doctor Accountable For Medical Malpractice
When you are in the hospital or under medical supervision, you are putting your life in the hands of a trusted medical professional. A violation of that trust can be devastating, especially if it results in serious physical injuries, prolonged suffering or the death of a loved one. Birth injuries, traumatic brain injuries, multiple surgeries, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and wrongful death are common outcomes of medical staff negligence.
The shock of a painful recovery following a simple outpatient procedure or an extended stay in the intensive care unit can be life-altering. But not all injury or suffering claims are medical malpractice. Speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible about your injuries or loss of a loved one can help you understand Illinois’ medical malpractice lawsuits. Hiring a personal injury attorney will give you the best chance at success in the courtroom.
At Flanagan Injury Law Group, LLC, attorney L. Michael Flanagan offers clients throughout Chicagoland experienced medical malpractice representation. He picks up the phone himself and will directly talk with you to build your case and present it in court.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is defined as a situation in which a doctor, physician’s assistant, nurse, dentist or any other medical professional makes a mistake or strays from the standard practice of care and harms a patient as a result. You may have a case for medical malpractice if:
- A medical provider gave you the wrong medication or dose
- Your surgeon made a physically harmful mistake during your procedure
- You were not given the care you needed while under hospital supervision
- Your physician misdiagnosed a physical illness
- The hospital staff failed to keep the facility clean
- Your doctor requires unexpected multiple surgeries
There are time limits on filing a medical malpractice claim. This means that it is important to file a claim within two years of the injury, when your treatment ended, when you discovered your injuries or the death of a loved one, otherwise you could lose the right to do so, even with a valid case. While there are exceptions to extend the statute of limitations, especially if age, fraud or disability prevented you from filing a claim, it is best to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure the strongest case in your favor.
Seek Compensation With Help From Flanagan Injury Law Group, LLC
Do you want to sue for medical malpractice? Find out if you have a case by talking to Mr. Flanagan today. He has assisted his clients in getting over $1 million in compensation for their injuries. Your results will depend on the nature of your injuries. To find out more, call 773-789-8529 or send him an email to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your concerns.