Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Medical accidents and errors often result in catastrophic, life-changing injuries. Victims of medical negligence, and their families, deserve to receive full compensation.
The law in Illinois is clear. All healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses and hospitals, must be reasonably careful in the services they provide to patients. Medical malpractice is defined as a healthcare provider’s failure act consistent with the “standard of care.” In other words, if a doctor or hospital fails to act as a reasonably careful healthcare practitioner would do under the same circumstances, they are medically negligent.
Examples of medical negligence include:
● surgical and anesthesia errors
● wrong site surgery
● failure to diagnose a condition
● failure to properly treat a medical condition
● prescription drug error
The attorneys a SCHIFF GORMAN are committed to thoroughly investigating each claim. This involves reviewing all the medical records, consulting with experts in the specific medical field, and providing the counsel necessary to help the victims of medical negligence get the compensation they deserve.