Illinois Medical Malpractice Attorneys

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Chicago Law Firm Assisting With Injuries Caused By Medical Negligence

When you receive medical care, you put your life in the hands of doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel. You trust these professionals to protect your health, but they may make mistakes, and these errors can cause serious harm. If you have been injured because of medical negligence, you need a strong legal advocate who can ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions or inaction.

Medical malpractice cases can be incredibly complex, requiring extensive analysis by a skilled legal team to reconstruct the details of a procedure, treatment, or intervention. At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, our personal injury lawyers understand how to handle the complexities of these cases, and our detail-oriented approach has helped us obtain millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Common Forms of Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals are required to meet a certain standard of care when treating a patient. This duty of care ensures that they will use the accepted practices that a reasonable, competent doctor would provide in similar circumstances. Failure to meet this standard can be considered negligence, and a patient who is injured as a result may pursue compensation for the damages they have suffered.

Medical malpractice can occur in a wide variety of situations, but some common cases include:

  • Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose - Timely diagnosis of a patient's condition is crucial in ensuring they receive the proper treatment. A doctor who fails to properly recognize symptoms of conditions such as cancer, heart attacks, pregnancy complications, infections, or other disorders can seriously risk a person's health and well-being.
  • Surgical Errors - Mistakes made during surgery can have a long-lasting impact on patient health. Some common types of surgical negligence include operating on the wrong limb or part of the body or leaving foreign objects inside a patient's body.
  • Anesthesia Errors - The administration of anesthesia is a crucial part of many medical procedures. If an anesthesiologist fails to properly monitor the drugs given to a patient or does not account for side effects, a patient may be seriously injured or killed.
  • Birth Injuries - Mistakes made during labor and delivery can result in serious injuries to a mother or her baby. Failure to properly monitor the mother and child during birth or improper use of force when delivering a baby can result in injuries such as cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, brachial plexus injuries, hypoxia, infections, or brain injuries.
  • Medication Errors - Medical staff should closely monitor the drugs provided to patients. Improper dosage, failure to monitor side effects, or failure to account for allergies or interactions with other medications can cause serious and permanent harm.
  • Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse - Elderly or disabled people who are placed in the care of a nursing facility may be injured because staff members fail to provide proper care or intentionally harm them. Some common injuries suffered in nursing homes include falls, bedsores, malnutrition, dehydration, improper physical or chemical restraints, and physical, verbal, or sexual abuse.

Contact Our Cook County Medical Negligence Attorneys

Injuries caused by the negligence of doctors, surgeons, nurses, or other healthcare providers can be devastating, resulting in long-lasting pain and suffering, disability, or wrongful death. At TKK, we understand the complex legal issues involved in these cases and the level of detail needed to prove that negligence occurred. We are dedicated to helping those who are injured by medical mistakes receive the full and fair compensation they deserve. To schedule a free consultation with our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers, contact our office at 312-605-8800.

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