Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, occurs when a medical provider fails to do what most reasonably well-qualified doctors would do in similar circumstances. The victims of medical negligence often suffer catastrophic, permanent injuries. A newborn may suffer crippling injuries due to a inattentive obstetrician. A young mother may die far too young because her family doctor failed to notice obvious signs of an early cancer. A teenager could spend weeks in a coma because a surgeon failed to notice he had pierced the bowel during a routine hernia surgery.
The plaintiff in a medical malpractice case faces hurdles that most plaintiffs do not. For example, in most circumstances, before the case can even be filed, it must be reviewed and certified by a health care professional. Additionally, there still exists among the population the misconception that doctors can do no wrong.
In order to successfully navigate the many challenges that a medical malpractice case may present, you will need a seasoned medical malpractice lawyer fighting on your behalf.
I have 25 years of experiences litigating these cases. If you would like to discuss you case, please call my Chicago office.