If you were injured by a defective medical device, depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may also have grounds for an Illinois medical malpractice case. This depends on whether or not your doctor acted negligently.While you may have grounds for a product liability claim and an Illinois medical malpractice claim, it is important to note that they are 2 vastly different claims. Because of the complexities involved in each area of law, it is difficult to determine whether you qualify for either without the input of a Chicago medical malpractice attorney who is familiar with claims involving a defective medical device.
Medical Malpractice in Illinois as the Result of a Defective Medical Device
Injuries from a defective medical device can be the result of medical malpractice in Illinois if your doctor was aware of a recall on the defective medical device or was aware of any dangers associated with the medical device, yet failed to act appropriately. In addition, you must be able to prove you were injured and that those injuries were a direct result of your doctor’s negligence. Tying both together is very important in a claim involving medical malpractice in Illinois.
This is why it is vital to find a Chicago medical malpractice attorney who understands both product liability claims and medical malpractice in Illinois. They understand how the 2 practice areas are related and recognize the necessary evidence required for both claims. A Chicago medical malpractice attorney can guide you through the claims process if you believe that your injuries from a defective medical device were also the result of your doctor’s negligence. Your Chicago medical malpractice attorney can determine if one or both claims are warranted. They will help you fill out the paperwork and proceed with the appropriate type of claim(s).
Contacting a Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney
The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. understand the intricacies of medical malpractice in Illinois as it relates to medical devices. For a no-cost case evaluation and help preparing your evidence, contact us today – 312-263-1080.