Chicago IL Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Chicago IL Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Physicians take the Hippocratic Oath and swear to do no harm. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care professionals sometimes make mistakes that can have resounding effects on a patient’s life. When a doctor, hospital or nursing home provides substandard care it can result in harm to patients.

Victims of medical malpractice are often entitled to significant compensation for their injuries. If you think you may have a claim for medical malpractice you should contact the attorneys at Ryan, Ryan & Landa as soon as possible.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider deviates from the accepted standard of care present in the medical community and this deviation from the standard of care caused injury or death to a patient.

An example of medical malpractice is when a patient undergoing surgery is given a certain type of anesthetic which the doctor should know, based on previous treatment, the patient is allergic to. The patient dies as a result of an allergic reaction to the anesthetic. In this case, the doctor has deviated from the accepted standard of care prevalent in the community by not reviewing the patient’s records for allergies. This is a classic example of medical malpractice.

Misdiagnosis, the act of incorrectly diagnosing a patient’s ailment, can also result in harm to a patient and may be considered medical malpractice. Delayed diagnosis that deviates from the accepted standard of care prevalent in the community can also result in harm to a patient and be considered medical malpractice.

Types of Medical Malpractice

Not all mistakes made by health care professionals constitute medical malpractice. That is why it often takes time, investigation and research by experienced attorneys in order to prove a medical malpractice claim. The attorneys at Ryan, Ryan & Landa have experience representing clients who have suffered from a wide array of medical malpractice claims including, but not, limited to:

• Professional Malpractice - Doctor, Hospital, Nurse, Pharmacist, Therapist
• Birth Injuries
• Anesthesia Accidents
• Surgical Accidents
• Misdiagnosis/ Delayed Diagnosis
• Drug Overdose/Wrong Medication
• Nursing Home Abuse/Nursing Home Negligence

Types of Damages Recoverable in a Medical Malpractice Action

The State of Illinois provides that economic and non-economic damages can be recovered in medical malpractice suits. Economic damages include lost wages and other costs and expenses resulting from medical malpractice. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of consortium. Punitive damages are not recoverable in Illinois medical malpractice actions.

Medical malpractice is a uniquely complex area of law. Successful attorneys must not only understand the legal side but also be well-versed in standards of care and the inner workings of the healthcare industry. Our team works with a diverse team of consultants consisting of healthcare professionals who can help to determine whether medical malpractice was in fact committed. In many cases, the full effects of these negligent acts are not initially known. Our team has the insight and experience to identify the long-term ramifications and seek appropriate compensation.

If you think that you or someone you know may have been the victim of medical malpractice you should contact the attorneys at Ryan, Ryan & Landa to discuss your case. Our partner Kathy Ryan is a former registered nurse and uses her skills to review medical records to determine if an error has occurred. This allows for the expedited review of potential claims. The attorneys at Ryan, Ryan & Landa have years of experience pursuing medical malpractice claims in Chicago and the surrounding areas. Contact us today at 847.416.1989 to schedule a free consultation.

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