Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Patients depend on and trust doctors and other medical professionals to provide care and treatment in a safe and reasonable manner. When a patient puts their health and sometimes life in someone else’s hands, it is reasonable for them to expect to receive the best possible care and treatment.
However, far too often patients, through no fault of their own, find themselves as victims of medical negligence. National surveys have estimated that more than 225,000 patients die each year from medical malpractice, the majority of which goes unreported. These same surveys have proven that the many of these deaths could have been easily prevented.
When a doctor, nurse or medical professional makes a medical error that should have and could have been avoided and causes a patient injury, it is medical malpractice. Medical professionals should not be given special treatment or protections. Medical professionals just like any other professional, should be held accountable when they cause harm.
Unfortunately, those in the insurance industry and pharmaceutical and medical business are pushing “tort reform,” and have been very successful lobbying state governments and influencing the general public that suing a doctor for negligence is frivolous. Due to these concerted efforts winning a medical malpractice case has become increasingly expensive and difficult to win.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Although medical malpractice can take many forms, including, but not limited to the following:
- Misdiagnosis of injury or illness
- Failure to diagnose injury or illness
- Misreading X-rays, echocardiograms, CT scans etc.
- Surgical errors
- Delays in treatment
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to order necessary tests
- Leaving medical equipment in a patient’s body
- Use of defective medical equipment
- Failures to communicate among health care providers
- Unnecessary medical procedures
File a Medical Malpractice Suit in Chicago
The attorneys at Cushing Law Offices have the experience and expertise to assist injured patients with their medical malpractice claims. Our attorneys have successfully represented numerous victims of medical malpractice. At Cushing Law Offices we have the knowledge, experience and financial resources necessary to prosecute even the most complex medical negligence case.
If you or a family member has been injured in an automobile, motorcycle or trucking accident please contact one of our experienced Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers today for a free consultation to evaluate your case. It will cost you nothing to speak with or meet with a lawyer to see if you have a case. If we take your case, we only get paid if we win.