What is Medical Malpractice Law in Illinois

Illinois Medical Malpractice Laws

Medical malpractice cases are among the most challenging personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits to litigate.  In fact, the majority of cases actually settle out of court, often for less compensation than a jury might award.

A great deal of money is at stake.  The license and career of the healthcare provider is on the line.  The patient often needs a substantial financial settlement or award to cover his or her losses, such as lost wages, high medical bills, and therapy and nursing care.  And insurance companies are anxious to avoid or minimize large payouts to preserve their own fiscal health.

If negligence by the doctor or hospital is clearly the direct cause of the harm suffered by the patient, there is a high likelihood that defendants will settle out of court.  But if mitigating factors contributed to the injuries, or if negligence by the doctor, surgeon, or hospital is difficult to prove, lawyers for the plaintiff may need to take the case to court.

How Phillips Law Offices can help you

To qualify as medical malpractice, it is necessary to prove that the healthcare practitioner or facility caused the patient injury because of negligence or wrongful conduct.  Or you need to prove that a failure to follow industry standards of care or to provide a timely, accurate diagnosis led to life-altering physical or mental impairment or financial harm.

Since medical malpractice claims and lawsuits are extremely challenging and unique, it is vital to enlist the help of qualified law firms, such as Phillips Law Offices.

Our Chicago medical malpractice law firm has a 65-year tradition of helping Illinois medical malpractice victims and their families.  Our skilled advocates fight tirelessly on behalf of victims of  malpractice in Chicago.  Leveraging our extensive courtroom experience, we can assess whether a particular claim merits taking legal action.

As Illinois medical malpractice attorneys, we can also provide the wide array of resources necessary to investigate all of the key issues in the case, and enlist medical experts and witnesses that can explain their findings clearly to the jury.  If necessary, we employ medical illustrators and computer animation specialists to visually convey the scope of the injury as part of the courtroom presentation.  This meticulous attention to detail and preparation are the key to our impressive track record of multimillion dollar settlements in very complex, challenging medical malpractice cases.

Contact us today

The attorneys of Phillips Law Offices offer quality comprehensive legal services to medical malpractice victims and their families throughout Illinois.  Please call us at (312) 346-4262, or contact us online today for a free attorney consultation about your case.