Penalizing Medical Malpractice
At the heart of any medical malpractice is the failure to maintain a standard of care. This failure to maintain best medical practices negatively impacts the health of the patient, resulting in a life-threatening condition or a fatality. Especially tragic are disabilities brought about by avoidable birth injuries that create a lifetime of need.
When you are confronted by a situation where your health care provider failed in their duty of care that they owed to you and received improper treatment, then you need to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney at Hofeld and Schaffner. Our office has been helping clients with long-term injuries or complications due to medical treatment for decades, and we have developed our skills and knowledge to be able to handle even the most complex medical malpractice cases.
Complex Cases Require A Leading Firm
The complicated nature of most medical malpractice cases necessitates using a legal firm with extensive personal injury litigation experience and skilled lawyers. At Hofeld and Schaffner, we have decades of experience pursuing compensation for victims of malpractice and their loved ones. Our team of skilled attorneys have decades of experience in getting fair compensation for our clients who received permanent injuries that reduced their quality of life due to a medical mistake by their doctor or nurse.
There are several areas of medical malpractice which include:
- Physician error or negligence – in diagnosis, treatment plans or surgical care procedures
- Employer responsibility – the medical facility that employs the doctors, nurses or medical professionals that treated you can also be held responsible for employing negligent or unqualified personnel
- Product liability – examples of products involved include pharmaceuticals and medical devices
- Lack of informed consent – failing to disclose the risks of treatment, its benefits and/or its alternatives; any procedure requires a signed release
No matter how medical negligence occurs, it can have serious and life altering impacts on you, reducing your ability to live your life as you previously did because of a mistake in your medical care. Most devastating is when such a mistake leads to the loss of a loved one, in which case you must then consider a wrongful death lawsuit to pay for the bills for their medical treatment.
A Strong Reputation Of Litigation Success
Our success at litigating malpractice cases is driven by the desire to make things right for our clients. There are time limits to pursue a medical malpractice claim, so one should not delay pursuing a claim. In Illinois, there is a two-year time limit, but there may be many exceptions to this. If a minor is involved, the time limit will be longer. In order to be certain you do not lose your right to recovery, you should seek a consultation with our experienced lawyers as soon as possible. Our mission is to help you get the fair compensation that you need to pay your bills and reduce the impact of your injury on your ability to live a normal life.