Trust our extensive legal experience to recover the damages you need from your Medical Malpractice case.
Attorneys with Stavros Law Offices have been successfully handling Medical Malpractice claims for more than 40 years. We have handled hundreds and hundreds of Illinois medical malpractice cases while obtaining millions and millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.
Medical Malpractice takes place when a patient is injured because a doctor has either wrongfully diagnosed or improperly treated that patient's medical condition. Malpractice ranges from misdiagnosis of a certain medical condition to negligence and egregious surgical errors. Medical Malpractice can often result in catastrophic injury. These are complex cases need to be handled by experienced attorneys who have a deep and thorough understanding of medical procedures, attorneys that can review medical records for their content and for what they omit, and attorneys that excel at cross examining medical experts. You will find these attorneys at the Stavros Law Offices.
In certain instances, a medical error is clearly evident, however, there are complicated medical issues that need to be completely evaluated before determining whether medical malpractice occurred; a poor result from a medical procedure does not necessarily warrant a medical malpractice claim. Thus, our team will consult with and bring in medical experts to offer testimony required to substantiate a medical malpractice claim.
In many instances, multiple medical experts are necessary to substantiate your claim. In Illinois, the expert testimony is used to analyze and critique your medical records, which is used to prove that your doctor's care for you was lower than the acceptable standard. A medical expert is also necessary to show that a medical error occurred which either increased the chances of future harm, or worsened your medical condition. If you or a relative have been harmed due to a medical procedure, or lack thereof, the attorneys at the Stavros Law Offices can help.
Typical Medical Malpractice Claims
- Injuries at Birth
- Cerebral Palsy
- Defective Medical Devices
- Misdiagnosis Resulting in Harm, Delayed Treatment or Death
- Wrongful Death
- Elder Abuse or Neglect
- Medication Errors
- Pregnancy Malpractice
- Dental Malpractice
- Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI's)
- Radiology Errors
- Anesthesia Errors
- Emergency Room Errors or Neglect
- Breach of Informed Consent
- Disclosure of Protected Health Information (HIPAA Violations)
- Failure to Monitor Patients
Time to File Claims
Under Illinois Law, the Statute of Limitations to file most claims is either: within 2-years from the date of the injury or 2-years from the date when you should have reasonably discovered the injury. No claim can generally be filed after 4-years from the act or omission that caused the injury. There are some important exceptions to the Statute of Limitations, specifically if the claim involves a child (minor) victim or if the victim suffers from a disability the statute grants additional time to file the malpractice claim. Additionally, the Statute of Limitations will not apply if there was fraudulent concealment of the act or omission by the medical professional that caused the injury.