You rely on your physician to give you the best care possible. Whether a brief office exam or a substantial surgical procedure, you must trust that your doctor has your best interests in mind. It can, at times, be a vulnerable place to be as a patient, especially since doctors can make mistakes that may cause you serious harm. If you have been injured by a medical professional, you can find skilled representation at O’Brien Law, LLC. Our Kane County medical malpractice lawyer stands ready to fight for you. Contact us today.
Your medical injuries can take a toll on your physical health, occupation, bank account, and family life. You may also feel anxiety when you need to head to the doctor’s office in the future. Do not let your injury go without first seeing if you have a valid medical malpractice claim. Speak with a seasoned Geneva, Illinois personal injury lawyer from O’Brien Law, LLC to learn more.
Medical malpractice is a term that encompasses professional negligence by a healthcare provider. It involves any deviation from the standard of care that a healthcare professional owes to a patient. Importantly, you should understand that medical malpractice may reveal itself differently from case to case.
Medical malpractice comes in a variety of forms. That said, some of the most common examples of physician actions (or inactions) that may constitute medical malpractice are as follows:
Medical malpractice liability is not limited to the conduct of doctors but applies to anyone in the medical field such as:
In Illinois, victims of medical malpractice will, generally, only have two years from the date the incident occurred to file a medical malpractice claim. The only exception to this is if the discovery rule applies, meaning the injury didn’t reveal itself until months, or even years later. In this case, you will have up to four years to file your medical malpractice claim. That said, a good rule of thumb is to file your claim as soon after noticing your injury as you can.
Medical malpractice cases are often very complex and can drag on for months or even years without aggressive representation. Fortunately, the team at O’Brien Law, LLC knows what it takes to get you a favorable outcome in a shorter amount of time. Don’t hesitate to have your questions about potential medical malpractice answered by a competent medical malpractice lawyer here at our firm. Contact us for a free initial consultation today.