If you or a loved one suffered injuries or other financial loss as a result of a Chicago medical care providers negligent actions, you may qualify for compensation through legal action. Contact TorHoerman Law for a free, no-obligation case consultation with a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your legal options now.
You can also use our chatbot to get a free, instant online case evaluation and find out if you qualify for compensation right away.
Signing a consent form does not automatically waive your rights to a medical malpractice claim. Regardless of the information included in the consent form, substandard care is never acceptable. But, even then, the consent form may not have included all of the necessary information needed to evaluate the risks of the procedure or it may have been signed without a proper explanation. Regardless of the nature, it is important to know that a consent form does not waive your rights and you should talk to a medical malpractice attorney for further instruction.
At TorHoerman Law, we operate on a contingency basis. Basically, you do not pay the firm until your case is won. If you have any questions about how contingency works or questions related to your medical malpractice claim, contact our office for a free, no-obligation consultation.
There is no guarantee of medical results, and unsuccessful or unexpected results do not necessarily constitute medical malpractice. While an outcome may not be what you expected, it may not be a viable malpractice claim, and your legal team can help you navigate the legal process to determine further.
The point of contention for a medical malpractice case is whether a medical professional performed below the expected standard of care. If you believe that a medical professional has treated you below the expected standard, acted with medical negligence, or caused you further harm from treatment, you may be entitled to compensation for any damages you have incurred. What constitutes medical malpractice?
A common question that we receive is whether a client can sue their doctor for misdiagnosis. In short, yes you can sue your doctor for misdiagnosis. However, this is a circumstantial situation. You must ask yourself the following questions:
According to the CDC, six out of every 1,000 births in the United States results in an injury. Injuries during birth can be disabling, even deadly, for the mother, child(ren), or both. In a medical malpractice claim, the lawsuit places negligence on the medical provider for acting carelessly, and that carelessness directly results in the injury or death. While modern medicine and technology have transformed the healthcare industry, birth injuries can still be caused by human error. The most common injuries that occur are:
Just like any healthcare professional, pharmacists have a duty of care owed to their customer. It is their legal obligation to correctly fill your prescription in order to avoid:
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