When an individual has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment, a chemotherapy error could lead to devastating consequences. A Chicago medical malpractice attorney can evaluate your case to determine if you should proceed with filing an Illinois medical malpractice claim after a chemotherapy mistake.A chemotherapy error can be deadly if a patient receives an overdose of the toxic medication. The same drug that is meant to kill cancer cells can also act as poison in a patient’s body when too much is given.Whether the chemotherapy mistake is due to a doctor’s failure to properly prescribe or a nurse’s failure to properly administer, when negligence leads to injuries the responsible medical professional can be held liable. A chemotherapy error that results in an overdose could lead an individual to seek compensation through an Illinois medical malpractice claim.Some of the damages that may be recoverable through a claim include:
- medical expenses;
- lost wages; and
- pain and suffering.
If a chemotherapy error results in death there may be additional damages available through an Illinois wrongful death.If you have suffered injuries due to a chemotherapy error, such as receiving an overdose, you should consult with a Chicago medical malpractice attorney. An attorney will determine what your legal options are and how best to proceed with your Illinois medical malpractice claim. When to Hire a Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney A Chicago medical malpractice attorney at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. has dealt with similar cases to yours and knows the best course of action for your claim. To improve your chances at a fair settlement and take the burden out of all the paperwork involved in a medical malpractice claim in Illinois, contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.