Do You Need A Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
We hold negligent doctors and nurses accountable
Being hurt during medical care feels like a betrayal. You trusted your doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to help you get better. Instead, you ended up worse. A medical mistake may require additional expensive treatment or cause a long-term disability. You may have even lost a loved one on an operating table or due to a medical mistake.
Not every negative patient outcome is a result of malpractice - after all, even the best doctors cannot successfully treat every patient. However, when medical professionals fail to competently perform their duties, injured patients and their families have the right to fair compensation. Unfortunately, that happens far too often, as medical errors are among the leading causes of death nationwide.
When it comes to handling medical malpractice cases, experience matters. Your medical malpractice attorney needs to show that the doctor in question breached a medical standard of care, and that his or her negligence caused an illness or injury - which can be very difficult to prove when dealing with patients who are already sick or injured. The attorneys at Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP have over 120 years of combined experience handling medical malpractice and complex injury cases. Contact us today.
Our legal team handles a broad range of medical malpractice cases
Injuries can happen in any area of medicine and at any stage in the treatment process. Here are some of the medical malpractice cases we handle at Schweickert & Ganassin:
Cases involving specialized areas of medicine and law usually require specialized knowledge as well. We routinely retain outside experts to help review medical documents and prove that malpractice was the cause of your injury. Our attorneys have the experience needed to handle negotiations with hospitals and malpractice insurance carriers so that you can focus on getting better. If they won't give you a fair settlement, we're prepared to take them to court as well.
Illinois law sets strict deadlines for legal cases involving medical malpractice. Generally, have two years from the date on which you first knew, or should have known, about the injury, or four years from the date on which the doctor's negligent action or inaction actually occurred, whichever comes first. For patients under the age of 18 at the time of the occurrence, there is a longer statute of limitations: either eight years or until the patient's 22nd birthday, whichever comes first. While that seems like a long time, it's important to take legal action as quickly as possible. Malpractice cases are quite complex, and missing a single deadline could bar you from recovering.
For decades, we've been getting big results for injured patients throughout the Illinois Valley. If you've been hurt while under medical care, take control of what happens next. Call (866) 604-9075 for a free consultation.