Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fighting for Injured Victims' Rights in Chicago

When you seek medical care, you typically trust that healthcare professionals will provide you with the best possible care and treatment. However, medical errors can occur, and patients can be injured because of the negligence of doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals. These forms of negligence can lead to devastating consequences for patients. If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical negligence, it is crucial to understand your rights and options.

Schwartz Jambois provides legal representation for victims of medical malpractice. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of people who have suffered harm because medical professionals failed to provide the proper treatment, made mistakes, or failed to provide medical care that met the expected standards. With our extensive experience handling these types of cases, we can help you pursue fair compensation for the ways you have been affected, and we can provide compassionate support throughout the legal process.

Different Forms of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice encompasses a wide range of negligent actions or omissions by healthcare providers that may result in patient harm. Here are some common types of negligence that can lead to serious injuries for patients:

  • Misdiagnosis: When a doctor fails to correctly diagnose an illness or condition or does not make a proper diagnosis until it is too late to provide necessary treatment, patients can suffer serious harm. In some cases, patients may receive incorrect treatment, or they may suffer unnecessary complications due to a lack of medical care. Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can be especially dangerous in cases involving cancer, and patients may be unable to receive treatment in time to prevent death.
  • Surgical errors: Surgical procedures carry inherent risks, and surgeons and other personnel who participate in these procedures should always take the correct steps to protect a patient's health. When surgeons make preventable mistakes during surgery, such as operating on the wrong site or leaving surgical instruments inside the body, patients can sustain severe injuries.
  • Anesthesia errors: Anesthesiologists play a crucial role in ensuring patient safety during surgeries and other procedures. Administering incorrect dosages or failing to monitor vital signs adequately can lead to brain damage, organ failure, paralysis, and even death.
  • Birth injuries: Negligence during childbirth can cause lifelong disabilities for both mothers and infants. Examples include failure to recognize and treat conditions that may affect a child's oxygen supply, improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors, and failure to monitor vital signs and respond correctly to fetal distress.
  • Medication errors: Mistakes in prescribing, administering, or monitoring medication can have severe consequences. These errors may involve incorrect dosages, failure to address harmful drug interactions, or allergic reactions. Prescription errors, mistakes when administering drugs in medical facilities, or failure to advise patients about potential side effects may constitute medical malpractice.
  • Hospital injuries: Hospitals have a responsibility to maintain safe conditions for patients. Issues such as failure to prevent falls, inadequate staffing, or infections acquired during hospital stays can result in harm to patients.
  • Emergency room injuries: Due to their often fast-paced environment, emergency rooms carry a higher risk of medical errors. Delays in treatment due to misdiagnosis or understaffing can worsen patient outcomes significantly.

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Legal Help Addressing Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

Pursuing compensation for medical malpractice will often involve a variety of highly complex issues. Because of the numerous factors that can affect these cases, it is important to work with an attorney who has experience advocating on behalf of patients who have been injured by medical negligence. At Schwartz Jambois, our lawyers can assist with:

  • Evaluating your claim: We will review the details of your case and determine if you have a valid claim for medical malpractice. We will assess factors like the standard of care provided by healthcare professionals and whether it fell below acceptable levels.
  • Gathering evidence: Building a strong case involves collecting all relevant evidence, such as medical records, expert opinions from healthcare professionals familiar with the areas of practice involved in a negligence claim, witness testimony, and any other documentation that supports your case. Our lawyers can make sure all necessary evidence will be gathered and evaluated as we help you take steps to pursue compensation for your injuries.
  • Negotiating with insurance companies: The liable party's insurance company may provide coverage for injuries caused by medical malpractice, but they may attempt to settle claims quickly and for less than what you deserve. We will negotiate with insurance providers to seek a fair settlement that accounts for your current and future medical needs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
  • Representing you in court: If the responsible party or their insurance company refuses to agree on a fair settlement, we will advocate for you in the courtroom as you pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. We will present a compelling case supported by evidence, and we will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact Our Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorneys

At Schwartz Jambois, we know the physical, emotional, and financial effects that medical malpractice can have on you and your family. We are dedicated to providing personalized attention while aggressively pursuing the compensation you need and ensuring that you will be able to move forward following this difficult time. Contact us at 312-782-2525 to schedule a free consultation and get the legal help and representation you need. Our goal is to achieve justice for those who have suffered as a result of medical negligence.

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