MEDICATION ERROR ATTORNEYS
Being administered the wrong dosage or wrong type of medication while being treated by a physician or medical professional can result in complications or perhaps even death. Your lawyer must be able to determine where communication has failed and establish liability.
At Zayed Law Offices, our medical malpractice attorneys have vast experience advocating for injured victims. Our medical malpractice attorneys have a strong track record, and we utilize our many resources when handling complex personal injury cases.
Our team is here to provide guidance and assist you through the difficulties you are facing.
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Chicago Hospitals Provide Variety and Choice, but They Do Make Mistakes
When you are in the Chicago area and need a medical procedure, you may choose from many local hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Chicago hospitals include:
- University of Chicago Medical Center
- NorthShore University HealthSystem-Metro Chicago
- Loyola University Medical Center
- Advocate Christ Medical Center
- Rush University Medical Center
These and other institutions provide medical procedures that go off without a hitch for tens of thousands of patients each year. However, doctors and hospitals are not perfect, and medical errors happen. When encountering a medical procedure meant to support and improve your health, suffering an injury is the last thing you expect. When you suffer damages due to medical malpractice injury, you are entitled to compensation for your damages.
Doctors perform so many procedures at Chicago-area hospitals each year, no matter how well the healthcare providers conduct them and how much attention they pay, mistakes can and do happen. When a medical error injures you, do not directly accuse your doctor or healthcare provider, as this can complicate the process of collecting evidence in support of your case.
Reaching out to a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible after your injury will help to support your ability to determine what the best path to recovery is in your case. One of the experienced medical malpractice attorneys from Zayed Law Offices is here to assist you and answer any questions you might have.
Zayed Law Offices Has Decades of Combined Experience with Medical Malpractice Claims
Being injured in a medical procedure where a medical professional breaches a standard of care entitles you to damages. However, these damages do not automatically appear in your bank account.
To get compensation for the full costs associated with your injury, you must accurately measure them and you must demand them from the opposing party, which is generally an insurance company. Knowing where to get started can be difficult, especially when you need to recover from the injuries associated with the medical procedure.
Zayed Law Offices is a personal injury firm that focuses on medical malpractice. We have handled a broad variety of cases involving medical malpractice, ranging from injuries through the procedure to adults and injuries to children due to errors during the birthing process.
When you or a loved one has suffered an injury during a medical procedure, you are entitled to damages for your injuries, and Zayed Law Offices is here to help. Our experienced attorneys are standing by to provide you with a risk-free consultation to determine whether you have a case, and if so, how we can help.
When you reach out to our firm, we will begin to collect basic information about your case to see if it fits with our firm.
We do not take all of the cases that come our way.
We only take cases we believe in and for which we can provide top-notch legal representation. If we can help you with your case, we will discuss the damages we feel we can collect for you and the type of attorney-client relationship we will have.
As you'll learn below, medical malpractice attorneys are here to help and, in many instances, will take a case on contingency, which means that you have no out-of-pocket expenses, as we'll discuss in the FAQ below.
Medical Malpractice Damages Include Lost Wages, Earnings, and Medical Costs
Suffering an injury in a medical procedure is the last thing you expect. Full compensation for your injury will cover the costs associated with treating the injury. This includes short-term medical bills like emergency room care, medications, and treatment following your injury.
The long-term costs that might emerge can include ongoing medical care for your injury, as well as medications, treatment, and rehabilitation. To determine how your injury will affect your health in the future and how that will influence your ability to work, you may require additional medical exams and consultations.
For earnings, the law entitles you to compensation for your lost earnings because of your medical malpractice injury that includes both short- and long-term coverage. In the short term, the law entitles you to damages that replace the income you missed out on while recovering from your injury. This might include missed wages and other work benefits like accrued sick or vacation time.
If your injury causes a lasting disability, you might never return to work or only to a job that pays less than you made before your injury. Your damages will equal the income that you lost from the time of your injury through your working life.
Calculating the damages that you deserve requires complex math and an understanding of how the legal system awards compensation. Zayed Law Offices are here to apply their knowledge and experience to recover all of the damages you deserve.
Your Claim Is Not the Priority of the Insurance Company
When it comes time to collect compensation for the damages associated with your injury, the insurance company of the doctor and/or medical facility will probably pay you.
Doctors and hospitals, as we'll discuss, carry medical malpractice insurance specifically to pay claimants like you who have suffered an injury due to medical mistakes.
Mistakes happen, and they are nothing personal. Doctors, like anyone else, are human, and mistakes can and do happen. If a doctor or hospital risked losing everything each time they operated due to the risk of injury, then they would never conduct any procedures. Medical malpractice insurance provides a cushion through which doctors and hospitals can operate without worrying about losing it all due to a medical malpractice mistake.
The insurance companies that pay out claims to injured parties do not work for the people who sustain injuries. They work for a profit. Medical malpractice insurance companies profit by maximizing insurance premiums collected from doctors and hospitals and minimizing costs that they pay out to claimants.
Zayed Law Offices has decades of combined experience negotiating medical malpractice claims, but from the position of the injured.
MEDICATION AND PRESCRIPTION ERRORS RESULTING IN INJURIES OR FATALITIES
As a patient, your health can suffer drastically as the result of not receiving proper treatment. Proper medical treatment involves not only being appropriately diagnosed, but receiving the appropriate type and amount of medication. If the underlying cause of your illness or injury is not properly determined, then the appropriate course for treatment cannot be fully implemented. Regardless of where the error in communication occurred, our team will represent your interests.
Our medical negligence attorney has handled medical malpractice cases involving prescription errors and medication dosage errors that have resulted in serious injuries and fatalities. This can include situations involving anesthesia errors in the surgical room, errors performed by a pharmacist when filling a prescription, medication errors in a hospital or emergency room, and more.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation.