Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Geneva & Sycamore
We Represent Victims in DeKalb, Kane, & Kendall Counties and All of Northern Illinois Injured by Medical Professionals
When a doctor, healthcare professional, or institution violates the standard of care when treating a patient and it results in an injury or death, this is known as medical malpractice.
Malpractice claims can be difficult to pursue because doctors and insurance companies will fight them aggressively, but the legal team at Turner Law Group has been advocating for victims of medical malpractice since 1981.
Our Geneva and Sycamore medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to providing individual attention to each and every client in our pursuit of the compensation they deserve.
We Handle All Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
The standard of care is the commonly accepted set of standards and practices that any medical professional would take when treating a patient with a similar issue. A number of variables come into play when evaluating standards of care, such as the patient’s age and the specifics of his or her condition.
To win a medical malpractice case, there must be substantial evidence that the medical professional’s negligence was the direct cause of injury or death.
Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling most types of medical malpractice cases, including those involving:
- Hospital-borne infections
- Birth injuries
- Surgical mistakes
- Emergency room mistakes
- Medication mistakes
Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Illinois
According to Illinois law, a patient can file a lawsuit up to two years from the date they knew or should have known about the injury but no later than four years from the date the negligence occurred, regardless of when the injured party was aware of the malpractice. This is done to balance protection of the injured parties and allowing medical professionals to effectively defend themselves while records and witnesses are still readily available. The only time the statute of limitations is extended is if the victim is a minor.
Damages awarded in medical malpractice cases are meant to cover losses such as:
- Medical bills and associated costs
- Lost wages due to missed workdays
- Pain and suffering
In Illinois, there are no caps on damages for medical bills or lost wages, but there can be on damages for pain and suffering. The courts use a number of factors to assign value to damages for pain and suffering due to their subjective nature, such as the nature of the injury and impairment of the ability to perform usual activities. In Illinois, patients cannot seek punitive damages in medical malpractice cases.
Contact us at (800) 653-0198 to schedule a free consultation with our medical malpractice lawyers in Geneva and Sycamore. We also proudly serve DeKalb, Kane & Kendall counties and all of Northern Illinois.
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