In times of severe illness or injury, Chicago residents place great trust in their doctors and health care facilities. Doctors and health care facilities, in turn, have certain responsibilities to provide expected standards of care; deviation from those standards may be considered negligence. When negligent medical care leads to an injury, illness or worsened condition, patients and their families may have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit and recover compensation.
While some instances of negligent medical care can be corrected with timely intervention and remedial action, other instances may not respond to additional treatment. In these situations the patient may experience significant disability, pain and suffering, or even death.
Illinois state law permits victims and survivors of medical malpractice to bring a legal action against the responsible parties, including doctors, nurses and hospitals whose failure to adhere to the accepted standard of care resulted in injury, illness or death. Medical malpractice cases are complex and require expert testimony as to the appropriate standard of care and the failure of the defendants to follow that standard. In many cases the doctors, hospitals and insurance companies defend the case aggressively.
At the law firm of Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. our considerable experience in handling medical malpractice cases has resulted in an impressive record of success, including multi-million dollar settlements. We understand how medical malpractice can affect our clients emotionally as well as financially and we always direct our efforts toward producing the best possible results under the circumstances of each client’s case.