Every time we obtain medical care, we put our faith in the skills and competence of doctors, nurses, hospital staff and other medical workers. Unfortunately health care providers can and do make mistakes. It’s estimated that medical errors are to blame for the deaths of up to 200,000 patients in the U.S. every year, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. In fact, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer, and is responsible for an untold number of preventable injuries and illnesses.
Health care provider errors may be a common occurrence, but that doesn’t make them acceptable. Medical providers whose negligence leads to major injuries should be held accountable for their mistakes. If you have endured an injury or the injury or death of a loved one because of medical negligence, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Types of Health Care Provider Errors
Some of the most common medical mistakes include, but are not limited to:
- Hospital and surgical errors
- Physician error
- Nursing error
- EMT or emergency room error
- Pharmaceutical or prescription error
- Anesthesia error
- Diagnosis error
- Birth injuries
At Phillips Law Offices, we have been successfully assisting people affected by serious medical errors for more than 65 years. We understand the enormous toll that medical errors take on patients and their families. It’s difficult enough dealing with medical treatment and hospital stays when everything goes according to plan. When mistakes are made, however, routine medical care can turn into an expensive and overwhelming nightmare. Medical malpractice victims and their loved ones are frequently left with the burden of unmanageable medical bills, financial difficulty due to lost wages, and the devastating effects of injury, disability, pain, and suffering.
Let us help protect your rights
When health care provider mistakes fall below the standard of care, injured people and their families deserve compensation for their expenses and suffering. Yet many cases of medical negligence never result in fair recovery, either because personal injury victims and their families fail to file medical malpractice claims or because self-serving insurance companies find ways to deny liability or minimize damages. Medical malpractice cases are uniquely complex. Our Illinois medical malpractice lawyers have years of experience investigating, litigating and winning complicated medical injury cases to obtain maximum compensation for our clients.
When you or someone you love has been seriously injured as the consequence of a medical error, it’s important to understand your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain, suffering, disability, loss of financial support, loss of consortium, and more. Let our experienced Chicago personal injury attorneys help you and your family become acquainted with your rights and potential for compensation. With our expertise, resources and dedication, our team of medical malpractice attorneys has been able to achieve justice and fair and reasonable recovery for thousands of personal injury victims and their families.
You shouldn’t have to suffer alone. If you suspect that a physician or health care provider’s negligence contributed to the injury of you or a loved one, contact our attorneys today for a free legal consultation. We know that injured people and their families are already under enormous financial strain. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis so you won’t have to pay a dime unless we obtain a recovery. This also means that we only take on cases we know we can win. Let our experienced and compassionate attorneys fight for your rights so you can obtain your due compensation and get started on the road to recovery.