Medical Malpractice FAQ
What qualifies as medical malpractice?
Who is liable for medical malpractice?
What does a medical malpractice attorney do?
We can evaluate the details of your case to determine the cause of your injuries, the damages that resulted, and who is liable. Once we understand the circumstances of your case, we can begin the process of pursuing compensation.
What can I get by filing a medical malpractice claim?
Non-economic damages include the non-tangible “costs” that are caused by negligence: Pain and suffering, stress, depression, anxiety, loss of purpose, loss of enjoyment of life, relationship strain, and other hardships.
It is possible to recover compensation for all of these damages through a medical malpractice claim.
What is the statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims in Illinois?
Statutes of limitations vary according to the laws of the state where you are filing a claim. In Illinois, the general statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim is two years following an incident or the victim’s realization of the effects of medical malpractice. When the impact of medical malpractice is not immediately realized, claims may be filed after the expiration of the two year deadline but not longer than four years after the incident. In cases of medical malpractice in which the victim is a child, the statute of limitations is eight years. However, claims cannot be filed after the victim turns 22.
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