Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Representing Injured Patients and their Families in Medical Negligence Lawsuits
Doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers are obligated to provide medical care that adheres to the appropriate standard of care. Although medical mistakes can happen through the fault of no one, all too often patients are injured as a result of a medical negligence.
The Chicago medical malpractice lawyers at Cary J. Wintroub & Associates are dedicated to protecting the rights of patients who are the victims of medical negligence and helping them obtain maximum financial recovery.
If you or a loved one was the victim of medical error, contact Cary J. Wintroub & Associates to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
While we place our trust in the hands of medical professionals to provide quality, timely, and meticulous medical care, such care is not always provided. In fact, sometimes healthcare professionals deviate from the standard of care that is required of them. In order to support a claim of medical malpractice, the plaintiff must prove the following:
- That the doctor, hospital, or health care professional owed a duty of care to the plaintiff;
- That the doctor, hospital, or health care professional deviated from the standard of care; and
- That the patient was injured as a result of the deviation from the standard of medical care.
Types of Medical Malpractice
At Cary J. Wintroub & Associates, our Illinois medical negligence attorneys represent clients in the following types of medical malpractice lawsuits:
- Birth Injuries
- Surgical Errors
- Failure to Diagnose
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Anesthesia Errors
- Medication Errors
- Unnecessary or Unauthorized Medical Procedures
- Breaches of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality
Medical Malpractice Damages
Assessing liability in a medical malpractice case is just the first step. Once liability is attached to the defendant, the plaintiff must prove the amount of damages. Depending on the extent of the injuries, a patient injured as a result of medical negligence might be entitled to the following money damages: medical expenses, lost wages, household services, pain and suffering, permanent disability, disfigurement, and emotional distress.
If a patient dies as a result of medical error, the decedent’s family may be able to recover compensatory damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, including: medical bills incurred by the decedent prior to death, funeral expenses, loss of the decedent’s future income and benefits, loss of future inheritance, loss of parental guidance or spousal companionship (if applicable), pain and suffering of the survivors, and pain and suffering of the decedent if an injury preceded the death. If the defendant’s actions were particularly egregious, the decedent’s family may also be entitled to punitive damages. Unlike compensatory damages, punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant and deter future wrongdoing.
Get a Free Consultation with a Knowledgeable Medical Malpractice Lawyer
For more than 30 years, the Illinois accident and injury lawyers at Cary J. Wintroub & Associates have been helping accident and injury victims obtain full and fair financial recovery. Not only are we dedicated to providing exceptional legal advice and advocacy, but we are committed to client service, responsiveness, and attention. Our team of skilled injury lawyers is enhanced by a highly-experienced support staff, including several paralegals.
If you or a loved one was the victim of medical negligence, act now to protect your legal rights. Contact our office at (312) 726-1021 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Illinois medical malpractice lawyers.
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