There are few areas in the law as complex and difficult as Illinois medical malpractice law. Cases should only be pursued with the assistance of an Illinois malpractice lawyer and only in cases where there are truly significant injuries.
Illinois medical malpractice law focuses on cases of medical negligence. The issue of whether there was negligence by the healthcare provider is determined by whether the provider deviated from the standard of care for the profession. A medical malpractice claim or lawsuit must establish that the medical professional was negligent in giving care, and that this negligence caused your injury. These are difficult cases to prosecute successfully without the help of an experienced Illinois malpractice lawyer. There will always be a vigorous defense on the part of the medical professional.
Illinois medical malpractice law covers a wide variety of medical negligence cases. From the more publicized cases of common hospital infections to more obscure injuries such as intravenous extravasation errors; even documentation cases such as malpractice informed consent issues. These are all forms of medical negligence that an Illinois malpractice lawyer can help you resolve.
Before a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed under Illinois medical malpractice law, there must be a statement by a qualified medical expert who has studied the medical records involved, stating that there is a meritorious basis for the case against the healthcare provider. That means a lot of research and inquiry must be done before the lawsuit is filed. The necessary medical expert may be out-of-state, giving rise to travel costs as well as the cost of their time and expertise. That expert must be willing to testify, which means more travel and time spent.
A great deal of detail must be investigated in order to build a valid medical malpractice case. This takes time and energy away from you and your family that could be spent dealing with your losses and grief from the injuries you have suffered.
The sooner you consult with an experienced Illinois malpractice lawyer like Barry Doyle about your injury, the sooner he can assess your situation, consult with his experts to determine if you might have a valid claim, and get started on gathering information and interviewing people.
Your family should be able to focus on healing from the injuries you sustained at the hands of your negligent medical providers, not dealing with filing paperwork and seeking medical evidence. When you contact an Illinois malpractice lawyer at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. you’re not only obtaining the confidence of years of experience with Illinois medical malpractice law, you’re giving your family the legal representation they need to pursue the compensation you deserve.