When a medical professional breaches the standard of care in diagnosing or treating a physical or mental health condition, it is known as medical malpractice. Personal injury lawyers in Chicago often see a wide range of medical malpractice cases throughout their careers. Some of the most common are caused by:
When these missteps cause patients to experience unnecessary pain and suffering, lost income, emotional distress, or other damages, the medical malpractice lawyers at DePaolo & Zadeikis provide the legal guidance and representation it takes to ensure that you recover financially.
It’s a sad fact that in medical settings, incompetence, miscommunication, and blatant medical errors occur all too often. According to Johns Hopkins patient safety experts, it is estimated that more than 250,000 people across the nation lose their lives every year as a result of medical malpractice. This translates to 9.5 percent of all deaths per year in the United States.
Don’t let negligent medical providers get away with their mistakes. It’s time to make them pay for the pain and suffering you’ve endured. Call the medical malpractice lawyers at DePaolo & Zadeikis in Chicago today at 312-263-7560.
Medical malpractice cases are typically very complex. To establish a successful claim, you must prove that:
Since it can be difficult to prove that the healthcare provider deviated from the standard of care expected, or acted differently than a competent professional facing the same situation and circumstances would have acted, medical malpractice cases often involve thorough investigation, in-depth research, and the testimony of medical experts. The medical malpractice lawyers at DePaolo & Zadeikis take on even the most complicated malpractice cases, and win. Our personal injury attorneys have the experience, knowledge and resources to help you achieve a successful settlement or verdict. At DePaolo & Zadeikis, we’ve recovered more than $300 million on behalf of injury victims like you.
Medical errors and negligence often result in severe, life-changing injuries. Most of the time, the consequences are irreversible. Although no amount of money can turn back the clock and erase the damages that has been done, filing a medical malpractice lawsuit still makes sense when severe injuries, illnesses or death occur.
Medical errors or negligence often leaves victims and their families struggling financially. In addition to the mountains of medical bills that continue to grow, when you are injured because of a medical mistake, you may be unable to return to work. The loss of income could cause you to sink into debt, experience extreme poverty, or even become homeless and unable to afford the treatments you need. Medical malpractice lawyers can help you win compensation to cover the financial burdens your injuries have caused.
When medical professionals are held liable for the injuries their actions or negligence cause, they are likely to be more careful when treating other patients. When a healthcare professional showed willful misconduct, malice, fraud, oppression, or conscious indifference to consequences, he or she may be ordered to pay punitive damages in addition to economic and non-economic damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish the wrongdoer for his or her actions and help prevent similar misconduct in the future. While punitive damages in medical malpractice cases are fairly uncommon, they are usually significant.
If medical malpractice caused you to be injured or your loved one to die, contact the personal injury attorneys at DePaolo & Zadeikis in Chicago today at 312-263-7560.