Putting your trust in your doctor, nurse, or other medical professionals taking care of you feels easy because you believe they will be able to make you feel better. You think those in charge of healing your injuries or illness will be able to assess your symptoms and prescribe a treatment that will restore your health and get you back to living your life. When medical professionals make mistakes that hurt you, it can feel confusing, traumatic, and shocking. Their mistakes may also lead to further health complications or result in a loved one losing their life. Having a Peru medical malpractice lawyer at your side can help you get the justice you are seeking. The firm of Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP will help you stand up to medical professionals who have hurt you or your loved one.
While some doctor-patient interactions may not be favorable for the patient, it doesn’t necessarily mean malpractice occurred. Our lawyers can look at your case and determine if you have grounds for a claim. Medical malpractice can cause significant economic and noneconomic damages. Your injury or illness will likely require its own treatment, on top of the original problem that brought you to the medical professional. When you take time to go through treatment and recovery, you may have to miss more work as well as try to keep up with other expenses. Your ailments could cause pain and suffering.
If your loved one was the victim of medical malpractice, you may be dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one and the hardships that come with losing an important person in your life. No matter what your circumstances are, you can seek help from our lawyers in Peru. We’ll be able to assist you or point you in the right direction.
Our Firm Deals with Many Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice leads to more than 250,000 deaths per year in the U.S., according to an 8-year Johns Hopkins study. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists respiratory disease as the third-leading cause of death, those numbers reach 150,000 people per year. The Johns Hopkins study shows the CDC doesn’t classify medical errors on death certificates, which is why it’s difficult to get clear numbers on the toll that medical malpractice takes each year. Learning that malpractice affects so many people per year is unsettling, but our firm is up to the task of helping those who need it.
We have over 120 years of combined experience in helping wrongfully injured people in Illinois. Our lawyers understand how complex these cases can be and how emotionally taxing they are on the claimant. You may think your case is too unique to be able to get help, but we’ve seen countless types of cases. Some of the cases we are familiar with or have handled include:
Your case may not fall under one of those categories, but you should still explore your legal options. Get in touch with our Peru medical malpractice attorney to find out more information.
How Do Medical Errors Happen?
After a medical professional betrays your trust, you’re probably left wondering how this could have happened in the first place. While there are some contributing factors as to what caused your injuries, there’s no excuse for putting your health and well-being at stake. Common causes of medical malpractice include:
- Poor communication. Clear documentation and communication are essential components of a safe and effective medical facility. If patient charts aren’t clear or those caring for the patient aren’t communicating, it’s possible that a mistake could occur. Unfortunately, that mistake could endanger the patient’s life.
- Fatigue. A medical professional may have to work in long shifts. Exhaustion and fatigue means they won’t be as alert as they should be, which could result in errors.
- Unprepared staff. Doctors or nurses may be tasked with something they don’t have the training to safely perform. If they don’t have the experience or skill, the patient could get seriously hurt.
- Substance abuse. Some medical professionals may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while they’re working. They’re not in a clear state of mind and could possibly make a fatal error.
A number of poor decisions or careless mistakes could be what caused your or your loved one’s injuries. The medical facility should have procedures and protocols in place so these mistakes don’t happen and the patients’ safety isn’t threatened. You deserve to know someone is representing your best interests and will stand up for your rights. Our Peru medical malpractice lawyer can do that for you.
The Benefits of Having Legal Representation in Illinois
Filing a medical malpractice claim is daunting to do on your own. When you have a personal injury lawyer at your side, you have someone who knows the complex process and can answer your questions.
For example, you may hear the term duty of care. When a medical professional agrees to treat you, they are supposed to provide high-quality care without bringing unnecessary risk to your health. Failing to meet this duty of care is what can lead to injuries and death. This can be an important part of a medical malpractice case.
While everyone’s case is unique, it’s likely that you will need to prove the following points in your medical malpractice claim:
- The medical professional owed you a duty of care.
- The medical professional breached this duty of care.
- As a result of the breach of the standard of care, you sustained injuries.
- Your injuries caused damages.
Your skilled Peru lawyer will compile the necessary evidence to show how a medical professional’s negligence caused your injuries. Our attorneys understand that this time can be extremely difficult for you and we’ll work diligently to show how you were hurt.
Get in Touch with Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP
Suffering at the hands of a medical professional isn’t something anyone prepares for. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, we are here for you. Whether you’ve been harmed or a loved one has lost their life, our firm is only a phone call away. Get in touch with our Peru attorneys so we can schedule a free consultation. This is the first step to putting you on the path to peace of mind.