Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
When injuries occur because of the negligence or intentional acts of medical professionals, patients and their loved ones may be entitled to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits are some of the most difficult types of personal injury cases. It is important to hire an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable tin this specific practice area. At the Law Offices of Peter M. DeLongis, Ltd., we can help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries or the injuries of a loved one.
Aggressive Representation for Medical malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice claims arise from negative interactions with doctors, nurses, hospital staff, dentists, chiropractors, nursing home staff, physical therapists, pharmacists, and virtually any other type of medical professional. As with any personal injury case, in order for a medical malpractice suit to be successful, the plaintiff must prove several elements, including:
- A duty was owed – That the medical professional owed you the duty to treat you according to the standard of care
- The duty was breached – That the care you received was below the reasonable standard. Expert witnesses are used to prove a breach of duty.
- The breach caused injury or death – That an injury occurred as a result of the breach of duty. The plaintiff must prove that the outcome was worse because the care was substandard.
- The breach caused damages – That damages including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and emotional distress were sustained.
If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered serious injury because of failure to receive proper treatment from a medical profession, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We examine the facts of your case and help you get the compensation you deserve. We work with clients in the Chicagoland area, including DuPage, Cook, Kane, and Will Counties.