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What Qualifies as Medical Malpractice?

Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd.
Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd.

September 15, 2014

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The practice of medicine is exceptionally complex, and the law has long recognized that an unfortunate outcome in a case, no matter how tragic, is not necessarily evidence of negligence. At Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers understand the difference between a tragic case and a legitimate medical malpractice claim.

Medical malpractice law operates on the concept of “standards of care.” A standard of care is essentially a method of treatment or diagnosis that is widely accepted by the medical community and should be known by a reasonable medical practitioner.

So, for example, if your medical malpractice lawyer can demonstrate that the standard of care for treating illness A is treatment B and that your medical professional did not utilize treatment B, that is usually a compelling case. There are no guarantees in medical malpractice law, of course, but showing a deviation from a standard of care in your case is crucial.

Standards of care are exceptionally complicated and require specialized knowledge to understand. Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers have a firm working knowledge of relevant standards of care, whether the case involves surgical error or any other potential form of negligence.

If you live in the Chicago, Illinois area and need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, please contact Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd.. for a free consultation.

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