Seeking medical care means entrusting your very life or that of your child to a doctor, surgeon, or other type healthcare professional. Medical malpractice can result in permanent disability or even death. In fact, it takes the lives of about 98,000 people in the U.S. every year.
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Very few victims of medical malpractice take legal action. Failing to do so can mean devastating financial losses for you and your family, and can even prevent you from being able to afford the medical treatment necessary to survive or recover.
At Harvey L. Walner and Associates, Ltd., in Chicago, Illinois, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial hardship the malpractice victims face. Those hardships are often the very thing that makes pursuing a lawsuit seem impossible. We can help.
Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys will streamline the process for you as much as possible. We will put you in touch with the medical experts you need to work with for your unique case. The process does not have to be difficult and intimidating. When you work with us, you are not alone.
Types of medical malpractice
Medical malpractice can happen in any type of health care setting. We typically think of doctors and surgeons when we think of malpractice, but you can also experience dental or psychiatric malpractice, among other types.
Some common types of medical malpractice include:
- Emergency room errors
- Birth injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Surgical errors
- Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to diagnose
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Medical Mistakes
- Pharmacy/Prescription Mistakes
Responsible parties can include individual health care professionals such as doctors, nurses, and other staff, as well as institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes.
Why it is important to pursue compensation
When you first discover that medical malpractice has occurred you are overwhelmed and devastated. You may not fully realize the long-term expenses and losses that you will have to face.
Depending on the nature of the malpractice you or a loved one may require expensive medical treatments just to survive the error. Medical malpractice can also result in permanent disability, meaning you will never be able to return to work, or even lifelong 24-hour supervision and care. Some victims do not survive the initial injury or face a radically shortened life, and families are robbed of breadwinners and parents. No amount of money can replace a lost loved one, stolen years, or even your enjoyment of life, but just compensation can pay for the medical care that you need and keep food on the table.
Holding negligent health care professionals and facilities responsible for their actions can also be the necessary incentive for them to improve their practices and may even prevent others from going through what has happened to you.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, please contact our experienced Illinois medical malpractice attorneys, in Chicago. The Walner Law Group can help you and your family receive the compensation that you need and deserve.
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