Do I Have A Case?
Regardless of whether you have been the victim of medical malpractice due to a surgical mistake, misdiagnosis, delay in treatment, prescription misfill, failure to diagnose or birth injury the first question that our clients ask when they walk through our front door is Do I have A Case?
In order to answer this question it is important to know what medical malpractice means in Illinois. Simply put, medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission on the part of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional in which the care provided deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury to the patient. The standard of practice is simply what a reasonable and careful medical professional is required to do under like or similar circumstances.
In order to prove a medical malpractice case in Illinois a patient must demonstrate through the expert testimony of a doctor or other professional that the conduct of the defendant doctor fell below the accepted standard of practice in a given situation and due to that conduct harm was caused to the patient. Experts are required to prove medical negligence because of the specialized nature of a physician or other health care provider’s knowledge.
For more then 40 years we have been examining medical malpractice claims on behalf of potential clients and have reviewed thousands of potential cases against physicians, hospitals, nurses and other health care providers in Chicago, throughout Illinois and nationwide. We pride ourselves on working with expert witnesses from top medical schools and hospitals in order to answer what is the first and most important question all of our clients ask. Do I have a case?
For over 40 years Goldberg & Goldberg has been working hard to protect the rights of the victims of medical malpractice and other negligence in Chicago, throughout Illinois and nationwide. If you wish to discuss a medical malpractice or other matter with one of our lawyers, please contact us at 877-368-0233. Your initial consultation is absolutely free.