Medical Malpractice

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Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney in Peru, IL

Lawyer in Ottawa & Peru, IL

Medical professionals are the cornerstone of our health and the health of our loved ones. They provide medication, perform procedures, and make decisions that we rely on to improve our well-being. However, not all medical professionals are perfect, and mistakes can happen.

The number of Americans who die each year due to medical errors is staggering. Some studies suggest the number is under 100,000, while others indicate it exceeds 250,000. Medical malpractice is a serious issue, and if you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to medical negligence, you need a personal injury law firm you can trust to help you get the compensation you deserve.

The Wilson Law Office has a wealth of experience serving Peru and helping the victims of medical malpractice in the area. As a personal injury lawyer dedicated to fighting for your rights and obtaining the closure and compensation you need, attorney Mark Wilson provides reliable legal advice and stellar representation.

Understanding Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Medical malpractice cases involve bringing a claim against a healthcare professional for negligently injuring a patient. To win a medical malpractice case, you must prove that the medical professional violated the standard of care and that the violation caused significant harm.

Not all negative medical outcomes result in a lawsuit. A doctor can follow best practices and still not deliver the desired results. It is only when a patient is injured due to a medical professional acting negligently that a medical malpractice case will succeed.

Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can take many forms, including:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Premature discharge
  • Misinterpreting laboratory results
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Improper medication/dosage
  • Poor follow-up care
  • Anesthesia errors.

Injuries from Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice injuries can range from heart palpitations and blood clots caused by improper medication to surgical errors that result in fatal consequences. Misdiagnoses are also incredibly common, with about 12 million adults seeking outpatient medical care being misdiagnosed each year.

Childbirth-related injuries and medical malpractice claims are also frequent, with lawsuits against OBGYNs due to negligent care before, during, or after childbirth. Mistakes made by OBGYNs can cause potentially deadly complications for both the mother and child.

Proving Damages

To earn a successful verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must prove a duty of care, negligence, a link between the medical professional’s actions and the poor outcome, and proof that the injuries sustained resulted in economic and non-economic harm.

Damages can include physical pain, excessive medical bills, and an inability to work. Injuries can also be intangible, such as emotional trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Statute of Limitations in Illinois for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

In Illinois, you generally have two years to file a medical malpractice injury claim in court. The statute of limitations begins the moment the medical error happens, but the date may vary depending on when you learned about the error or whether medical providers tried to cover up the act.

How Long Do Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Take?

The length of a medical malpractice lawsuit depends on the case. Some suits are straightforward examples of negligence, while others may have multiple defendants or plaintiffs. As a rule of thumb, you can expect the lawsuit to last one to four years.

One way to speed up the process is to negotiate a settlement. An out-of-court settlement may make sense if you have a strong case with indisputable evidence. It can also save time and money on legal fees. A dedicated Peru medical malpractice lawyer can help you understand your options and why you might want to choose an out-of-court settlement as opposed to taking your claim to trial.

Wilson Law Office – Medical Malpractice Law Firm for Peru, IL

If you have been a victim of medical malpractice in Peru, Illinois, contact the Wilson Law Office today to schedule a consultation. Our experienced legal team can help you get the compensation you deserve. Find out if we are the right law firm for you by scheduling your free case evaluation today.

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