Diligent Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fight for Your Rights as a Patient

When doctors do more harm than good, we can help

Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals owe their patients a duty of care. That is to say, they owe their patients the same level of competent care that any other reasonable, similarly trained professional would provide under the same circumstances. Most such professionals honor this duty. But when medical caregivers fail to do so, the results can be damaging, tragic and irreversible. If you or someone you love has suffered injury or harm due to medical malpractice, you have the right to seek compensation for the resulting damages. Contact the medical malpractice lawyers in Chicago and Tinley Park at The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd. to learn more.

Requirements of a successful medical malpractice claim

When you consult our experienced medical negligence lawyers in Chicago, the first step we take is to examine the details of your particular case and determine whether you have a valid claim. To prove that medical malpractice occurred, you must be able to prove the following:

  • You had a valid patient relationship with the doctor or medical professional against whom you are bringing the suit. This means you hired the doctor, and he or she understood this to be true. For example, if you overhear a doctor advising another person, you do not have a doctor-patient relationship.
  • The medical professional was negligent. You must prove that he or she harmed you in a way that another competent doctor, under the same circumstances, would not have. This does not mean the care provided must have been perfect — just reasonable, careful and skilled.
  • This negligence directly caused your injury. This correlation can be difficult to prove and usually requires expert testimony from a medical expert.
  • The injury that you suffered led to specific damages for which you can be compensated.

Common instances of medical malpractice

Chicago medical negligence attorneys frequently handle personal injury cases that involve several common types of medical malpractice.

  • Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or outright failure to diagnose an illness
  • Adverse drug reactions or interactions
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication or anesthetic mistakes
  • Improper treatments
  • Birth injuries

Medical malpractice is also a serious problem in nursing homes. Elderly people, especially those in frail health, are extremely vulnerable, and poorly run nursing facilities often subject their patients to neglect. A Chicago nursing home abuse lawyer can advise you on such specific cases in detail.

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Chicago and Tinley Park medical negligence lawyers with the experience you need

An experienced personal injury lawyer can be the most important person in your life. When you contact The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd., you will find competent, reputable advisors ready to guide you through any personal injury matter. Whether you need a Chicago birth injury lawyer or someone knowledgeable in the field of premises liability law, our attorneys can help. We do not charge a fee unless we are successful in obtaining money for you. Contact us online or call 312.443.1998 or 312.443.1998 to arrange your free consultation today.