Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer
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 the loss of a loved one can help you understand Illinois’ medical malpractice lawsuits. Hiring a personal injury attorney will give you the best chance of success in the courtroom.
Why Work With Us
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. Together with his team, he has successfully recovered millions of dollars for clients, which reflects the depth of his skill, dedication and experience. Call 773-789-5870 for a free consultation to discuss your case with him.
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
Malpractice also happens frequently in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. We handle these claims as well.
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late To Take Action
There are strict time limits in Illinois for filing a medical malpractice claim. Generally, you must file a claim within two years, otherwise, you could lose the right to do so, even with a valid case. While there are exceptions to extend the deadline (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. What’s more, it takes time to build a strong case – especially in the complicated field of medical malpractice. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can start pursuing the recovery you deserve.
How Medical Malpractice Hurts Its Victims
When patients are injured as the result of medical malpractice, they often experience:
- Ongoing medical complications
- Delayed diagnosis or missed diagnosis
- Medication complications
- Bedsores and ulcers
- Loss of mobility
- Surgical injuries, including implements left behind or amputation of the wrong limb
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
Seek Compensation With Help From Flanagan Injury Law Group, LLC
Wondering if you have a claim for medical malpractice? Find out if you have a case by talking to Mr. Flanagan today. To find out more, call 773-789-5870 or send him an email to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your concerns.