In Illinois, treatment you receive from a medical professional must meet a minimum standard of care. Your medical professional must act with the same degree of knowledge, skill, and ability as an ordinarily careful medical professional would under similar circumstances. If your treatment falls below this standard and you are injured call Zayed Law Offices at 855.726.1616. An experienced medical malpractice attorney will guide you through the steps required to recover what you deserve.
The first step in recovering what you deserve is scheduling an appointment with our attorneys. Meeting with our attorneys is free, and you won’t pay a dime unless you recover. Once you have met with us we can file a complaint on your behalf. A complaint is a legal document that informs the court of who injured you and how. It is the first formal step of the legal process.
For many lawsuits filing a complaint alone starts the formal legal process. Medical malpractice cases have an additional requirement. Complaints in medical malpractice suits must be accompanied by an affidavit stating that the cause is reasonable and meritorious.
Some advocates of tort reform argue that too many lawsuits are filed. The reasonable and meritorious affidavit requirement demonstrates that their argument is flawed. A lawsuit with merit is a lawsuit that needs to be filed. The required affidavit must be accompanied by a report written by a medical professional. The medical professional preparing the report must be someone who has practiced within the last six years. Once the affidavit and report are filed with the complaint your lawsuit can begin.
Should you have any questions concerning medical malpractice do not hesitate to call our office at 855.726.1616. You can also visit our website at https://zayedlawoffices.com where you can chat with us 24/7. The attorneys at Zayed Law Offices are here to answer any questions you may have.