Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Have you suffered an injury or loss due to a healthcare provider’s negligent actions?
We seek aid in healthcare professionals expecting safe treatment, accurate diagnoses, and quality care. But sometimes that’s just not the case. Misdiagnosis, inadequate care, and sub-standard treatment do occur, but malpractice laws protect patients from these incidents. If you believe that you have faced any of these situations, you can contact a medical malpractice lawyer to help you through the situation.
“Medical malpractice refers to professional negligence by a healthcare professional or provider in which treatment provided was substandard, and caused harm, injury or death to a patient. The error may have been because nothing was done (an act of omission), or a negligent act.”
Not all medical mistakes are considered malpractice. Doctors are human, they are expected to make some mistakes. To be considered malpractice, the situation must meet two criteria:
- The healthcare provider performed under the expected standard of care.
- The healthcare provider’s medical negligence or acts of omission resulted in a valid, serious injury.
The first step to any medical malpractice case is establishing an expected standard for care. To do so, your medical malpractice lawyer will refer to a third party medical professional who reviews the incident and determines whether malpractice occurred.
An experienced medical malpractice attorney Chicago from TorHoerman Law can help you navigate the legal process.