Howerton, Dorris, Stone & Lambert Fights for Restitution Following Medical Malpractice In Illinois
During any kind of medical treatment, there are assumed risks each patient must accept. When the consequences extend beyond the usual hazards, however, injured patients may have a right to sue the treatment professional or the medical facility. At Howerton, Dorris, Stone, & Lambert, we understand how to proceed with medical malpractice and have helped many clients in Illinois to obtain fair settlements for their losses.
Injury from medical malpractice may result in specific and potentially life-threatening damages. Though a patient may suspect medical malpractice following treatment or a procedure, the patient can’t sue for malpractice if no harm was caused to the patient. Examples of the types of harm a patient that may warrant a malpractice case include:
Additional medical bills
Lost work and lost earning capacity.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or a physician causes injury as a direct result of their negligent action or inaction. This negligence may be in the form of misdiagnosis, treatment, health plans or management, and much more.
What Damages Can You Recover for Medical Malpractice?
Victims of medical malpractice are able to pursue all three types of damages available in all other personal injury claims. Unlike other personal injury claims however, Illinois, like many other states, imposes a cap on the amount of non-economic damages an injury victim can recover. According to the Illinois law this cap applies in all cases except where:
The malpractice resulted in certain permanent injury or disfigurement
The defendant’s conduct was grossly negligent, intentional, or maliciousent
What Is The Medical Malpractice Settlement Process?
Each year, the medical insurance industry and lobby devotes millions of dollars to defending legitimate claims. While many firms prefer to quickly take a settlement, we believe you deserve better, so we dedicate ourselves to spending the necessary resources in the pursuit of justice. It can be difficult to know if a claim has merit. At HDSL, we only take serious injury medical malpractice claims, and every one of the cases is reviewed and approved by a physician in the same specialty before we agree to file it.
We have helped clients who were harmed by poor treatment, such as:
- Having their condition misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all
- Not knowing the risks of a procedure or surgery before it was done
- Learning that a prior medical provider made a mistake after they changed doctors
- Knowing medical errors were made, but not knowing who is responsible
- Watching medical bills mount despite their condition not improving
What Are The Illinois Medical Malpractice Stature of Limitations?
In every state, there are limitations surrounding filing a claim for injury. Medical malpractice claims have a statute of limitations of two years in the state of Illinois. This means that if a malpractice claim is filed after this time-frame, the case will not be heard.
The best way to receive financial compensation from a medical malpractice claim is to hire an experienced attorney. Medical malpractice claims are very expensive, time-consuming and often very complicated processes.
Why Experienced Attorneys Make a Difference.
When fighting for restitution following an occurrence of medical malpractice in Illinois, it is important to know the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Our team consits of the best medical malpractice lawyers that know how to help clients develop legal strategies that succeed. By hiring experienced medical malpractice attornies, you will have a better chance of obtaining a favorable outcome for your case.