Medical malpractice is a term related to lawsuits that allege a variety of circumstances and medical errors, resulting in injury to a patient.
Examples of occurrences that harm patients and may present grounds for a medical malpractice suit include,
- Improper Surgical Procedure
- Delayed Diagnosis
- Surgical Errors
- Incorrect Medication
- Wrong Medication Dosage
- Allergic Reactions to Medication
- Anesthesia Mistakes
- Emergency Room Negligence
Every day, thousands of patients receive medical treatment, undergo surgery or give birth. Whether you seek medical care at a hospital, a doctor’s office, a clinic or an outpatient surgical facility, your life and your health depend on the knowledge and skills of doctors, nurses, X-ray and laboratory technicians, as well as pharmacists who fill your prescriptions.
Sadly, doctors, nurses, technicians, caregivers and pharmacists make mistakes. Patients are harmed and even die due to medical errors that are largely preventable. A New England Journal of Medicine survey found that medical errors led to serious health consequences such as disability, other illnesses and conditions, estimating upwards of $29 billion in terms of disability and health care costs, lost income, lost household production and personal costs of care. And, while medical errors and death occur at an alarming rate, according to a Harvard study, only one malpractice claim is made for every 7.6 hospital injuries.
If medical error or negligence has caused you serious injury, you may be able to seek damages through a medical malpractice lawsuit. To do so, you must prove liability, and you will need a knowledgeable and highly competent attorney to build a substantive case.
- At the Chicago law firm of Howard & Nemoy, you will find attorneys with expertise and know-how derived from decades of experience who will:
- Evaluate the facts and circumstances surrounding your injury
- Determine who was responsible for the harm you suffered
- Employ an investigative team to pinpoint exactly what went wrong with the medical treatment
- Locate expert witnesses to testify on your behalf
Aggressively pursue the compensation for damages you deserve
Help you meet your objectives through the most expedient method possible
While we employ the traditional methods of handling a case, we also look creatively at alternative options. Our overall goal is to get the best results possible for you. To that end, we explore every avenue necessary to reach that objective. Whether we are able to obtain a fair settlement through negotiations or present your case to a jury, our attorneys will take all of the steps necessary to do what is right for you and to ensure you receive the maximum recovery of damages to which you are entitled by law