Chicago, IL Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Were you or a loved one a victim of a medical error in Chicago, Illinois? You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. Call an experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyer at Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys at (312) 726-1616.

We can help you determine whether you have a valid injury claim. Our lawyers have decades of combined experience helping clients who were harmed by trusted medical providers. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients.

We’re ready to stand up and protect your legal rights. Contact our law firm, to schedule your free consultation today.

How Zayed Law Offices Can Help With a Medical Malpractice Claim in Chicago

Medical errors can impact every aspect of the victim’s life. You may be struggling with a worsened underlying condition, reduced life expectancy, and diminished quality of life. To make matters worse, many victims start to see the bills pile up quickly. You deserve fair compensation.

Unfortunately, you can’t always count on negligent doctors to admit they made a mistake. Their defense lawyers and insurance companies might even pressure them into denying responsibility. An experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer can help you fight for the money you need and deserve.

When you trust Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys to handle your legal representation, our team will:

  • Carefully investigate and collect evidence to prove your case
  • Determine who is legally liable for paying your damages
  • Enlist the help of respected medical experts who can establish your right to compensation 
  • Handle all negotiations, communications, and paperwork
  • Calculate the fair value of your injury claim

Without the help of a personal injury attorney, it’s possible that your case could be dismissed before you even get a chance to advocate for compensation. To learn more about this area of law and how a lawyer can help you, contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Have Helped Our Clients Recover Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

At Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys, we have a track record of success you can count on to get you results. Some of our notable medical malpractice recoveries include:

  • $1.25 million settlement in a confidential medical malpractice case
  • $1 million settlement for a medical malpractice case resulting in wrongful death
  • $950,000 resolution for a medical malpractice case involving a negligently performed laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • $900,000 resolution for a medical malpractice case involving an injury to the common bile duct during a nephrectomy

These are just a few examples of the lucrative financial awards we’ve obtained for our clients. If you hire our lawyers to help with your case, we’re confident that we can achieve a favorable outcome for you.

We handle cases in all areas of Chicago, including South Side, Chinatown, Little Village, Magnificent Mile, Lincoln Park, West Loop, River North, Hyde Park, Lake View, South Loop, Wicker Park, Logan Square, and more.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

What Is Medical Malpractice?

In essence, medical malpractice is when a doctor or other healthcare provider makes an error that falls below the acceptable standard of care. Not every medical mistake constitutes malpractice. However, malpractice can occur at any stage of the healthcare process, including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, medication, health management, and more.

Medical Malpractice Can Happen Anywhere in Chicago

Chicago has some of the most well-respected hospitals and healthcare facilities in the country. Nonetheless, the truth is that no doctor is immune from committing medical malpractice. 

Some of these facilities include:

No matter where your malpractice occurred, you may be entitled to substantial compensation from the responsible healthcare provider. Set up a free consultation with our lawyers

Common Medical Malpractice Claims We Handle

The cases we handle include:

Hospital Malpractice

Hospital Malpractice

When physicians, nurses, technicians, or any other hospital personnel provide substandard care, they can be held accountable for their malpractice.

If you’ve been hurt, our Chicago hospital malpractice lawyers know how to obtain the financial recovery you need for your medical costs and suffering.

Surgical Errors

Surgical Errors

A mistake made during surgery can substantially worsen an already frightening experience. These mistakes should never occur, and surgeons who commit them should be held liable.

Our Chicago surgical error attorneys will work to prove your case and recover the compensation you deserve.

Emergency Room Malpractice

Emergency Room Malpractice

ERs are often chaotic and full of overworked doctors, nurses, and personnel. Still, these medical providers owe a specific duty to people admitted into their care.

If you suffered harm, our emergency room malpractice lawyers can hold the negligent parties financially responsible.

Medication Errors

Medication Errors

A medication error can range from administering the wrong prescription to giving the incorrect dosage. These errors can lead to substantial harm and even death.

Our Chicago medication error attorneys can help you prove that this preventable mistake caused your damages.

Cancer Misdiagnosis

Cancer Misdiagnosis

A cancer misdiagnosis can lead to a worsened condition or reduced life expectancy. You may require more aggressive treatment, leading to substantial medical expenses.

Our cancer misdiagnosis lawyers will help you prove that your physician’s negligence caused additional medical bills and suffering.

At Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys, we handle all types of medical malpractice cases, including those involving:

A doctor or healthcare provider commits medical malpractice when they provide substandard care. Not all mistakes give patients the right to file a lawsuit. However, some mistakes are so serious that they should never happen.

The relevant question is: did you receive the level of care that a reasonable medical professional would have provided in your case? If the answer is no, you may have a valid case.

Medical mistakes can happen at any stage of your medical treatment.

If you suspect you were a victim of a medical error, contact our law firm right away. We’ll help you find out what happened and who was responsible

What Are the Leading Causes of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice happens for many different reasons. As the patient, you might not know precisely why you were harmed. Our lawyers are here to help you get to the bottom of it. 

While all cases are different, some of the most common causes of medical errors include:

  • Misinterpreting lab results
  • Failure to order the correct diagnostic tests
  • Failure to recognize a patient’s symptoms
  • Communication and charting errors
  • Misidentifying a patient
  • Failure to take a full patient history
  • Physician burnout
  • Understaffing, which can lead to fatigued medical providers
  • Distractions in the workplace
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Failure to provide proper post-operative instruction and care
  • Failure to properly monitor a patient
  • Unqualified and untrained medical providers
  • Adverse drug reactions
  • Defective medical devices

Doctors and hospitals have teams of insurance companies and defense attorneys to protect them. You deserve a lawyer who will do the same for you. Contact Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys today to learn more about how our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys can help you prove your case.

How Can I Prove Medical Malpractice?

Doctors aren’t automatically liable for all bad outcomes. You must prove that someone else was responsible for your injuries to recover damages. Typically, that means you must prove that someone else was negligent. 

In an average personal injury case, that means establishing:

Cases involving medical malpractice are similar but slightly more complicated. Doctors and medical providers can never guarantee a positive outcome. They’re only responsible when they fail to provide the level of care that a reasonable, trained medical professional would have provided under the circumstances.

To establish medical negligence, you must prove: 

  • You were a patient, so the medical provider owed you a duty of care
  • The medical standard of care that applied in your case
  • The doctor deviated from that standard of care
  • The deviation caused you to suffer some type of harm
  • The types of damages you have suffered as a result

Establishing the medical standard of care can be difficult. Under Illinois medical malpractice laws, you’re required to present evidence from a medical expert before you can proceed with your case.

Our attorneys have relationships with experts who can establish the standard of care that you should have received.

What Types of Compensation Can I Recover if I Was a Victim of Medical Malpractice in Chicago?

Victims of medical negligence can seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Under Illinois law, courts cannot award punitive damages in medical malpractice cases.

Economic damages are your financial costs, such as:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Additional medical bills you incur because of the mistake
  • Lost wages while you recover
  • Reduced earning capacity if you suffer a long-term impairment
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Specialized therapies
  • Nursing care
  • In-home assistance
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

Non-economic damages are often referred to as “pain and suffering” damages. These are your non-financial losses after an injury.

Your non-economic damages may involve:

  • Emotional distress
  • Reduced life expectancy
  • Severe depression
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Damage to personal relationships
  • Loss of consortium in wrongful death cases

A simple medical error can change your life forever. Our lawyers are here to help you recover the full compensation you deserve. To learn more about the types of damages that may be available in your case, call for a free case review today.

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Illinois?

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Illinois?

You have two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Illinois. The two-year statute of limitations starts to run on the date the mistake occurred. If you don’t discover the error until later, you’ll generally have two years from the date you discovered or reasonably should have discovered the error.

However, you must file your lawsuit within four years of the mistake–regardless of when you discover that you were a victim of malpractice.

Medical Malpractice FAQ

How Much Is My Medical Malpractice Case Worth?

All personal injury cases are unique. While they have common characteristics, the unique facts and circumstances of your case will impact your case value.

Some of the most important considerations include:

  • The cost of your medical treatment
  • The nature of the harm you have suffered 
  • The severity of the error and the nature of the at-fault party’s acts
  • How the mistake impacts your work, lifestyle, and quality of life
  • Whether you will ever make a full recovery
  • The types of medical care you will need because of the mistake
  • Your physical and psychological suffering
  • How the error impacts your family’s future

Medical errors that result in serious life changes tend to be worth the most. The greater the impact on the victim, the higher the settlement or verdict.

You can count on our lawyers to evaluate all of the details when we’re assessing your case value. We’ll even bring in respected experts who can testify about your difficult-to-value losses.

Who Can Be Held Liable in Medical Malpractice Claims?

Just about any healthcare provider, professional, or facility can be held liable for your injuries. Examples of liable parties include the following:

  • Doctors
  • Hospitals
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Nurses
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Dentists
  • Clinics
  • Pharmacists
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Specialists

Ultimately, the facts of your case will dictate who is liable for your injuries and damages. Our attorneys can offer preliminary legal advice about your claim during your free initial consultation.

How Long Do Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Usually Take?

How Long Do Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Usually Take?

Medical malpractice claims are among the most complicated in the field of personal injury law. As a result, they may take longer to reach a final outcome than most other kinds of cases. However, every case is unique; some can take more time than others.

As mentioned above, state law in Illinois requires an affidavit of merit from a healthcare professional before a medical malpractice lawsuit can proceed to court. These cases also almost always require additional expert testimony and analysis, and they tend to be worth a substantial amount of money.

These factors can all add to the timeline, as can others – such as whether your case reaches trial or instead is resolved through settlement negotiations. 

At Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys, our main objective is to recover as much compensation for you as possible. We won’t cut corners in handling your claim and will utilize all of the resources we can. If taking your case all the way to trial is in your best interest, we won’t hesitate. 

Contact a Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one were harmed because of a doctor’s mistake, contact Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys today. Your consultation with an experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyer is always free of charge. We represent clients across Cook County. You can also see our latest updates on our Google site.

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