What Can a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Do for You?
According to the Brain Injury Association of Illinois, brain injury can result from a variety of factors ― including traumatic brain injury, oxygen deprivation, seizures and exposure to toxic agents. Although these factors can occur without someone's wrongdoing, often brain damage is the result of someone else’s negligence or intentional harm. If you believe you or a member of your family has suffered brain damage because of medical negligence, a Chicago brain injury lawyer can help exercise your legal right to compensation.
Medical malpractice cases are often difficult to prove — your attorney must collect hard evidence and consult a bevy of medical experts. In an ordinary personal injury case, the defendant is liable if he or she failed to act as carefully as a reasonable person of “ordinary prudence.” For example, a driver was talking on a cell phone and caused a car accident. However, in a medical malpractice case, you must prove the health care professional acted against the accepted medical standards and you were injured as a result. The standard for a medical malpractice case is much higher than a standard personal injury claim. For example, a doctor fails to administer CPR in a timely manner to a patient who has stopped breathing.
If you have a case, you can seek damages for past, present and future medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. You can also claim emotional distress, loss of enjoyment and loss of consortium, if your injury has affected relations between you and your spouse.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, consult with a Chicago brain injury lawyer who can handle your case from beginning to end, helping you obtain proper compensation. Your attorney can help to get you a favorable settlement or jury verdict.
If you or a loved one has sustained a severe brain injury, consult with the attorneys at Newman Boyer & Statham Ltd. they can help you through this difficult time. We understand the urgency of obtaining compensation to pay your medical bills and everyday expenses — we’ll help you get the money you desperately need and deserve.
Choose medical malpractice lawyers in Chicago prepared to help
If you require a personal injury lawyer, look no further than The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd. We are a full-service personal injury firm located one block from the Richard J. Daley Center, offering flexible office hours, free initial consultations and a contingency fee-based practice. Home and hospital visits can be arranged. Contact us at 312.443.1998 or online today.
by: David A. Statham