Alfred D. Stavros & Associates have been successfully handling medical malpractice claims for more than 31 years. We have handled hundreds of Illinois medical malpractice cases while obtaining significant settlements and verdicts totaling millions of dollars.
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 mis-diagnosis of a certain medical condition to egregious surgical errors. Although in certain instances a medical error is clearly evident, 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, expert testimony is 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 Alfred D. Stavros can help.