Think of the trust you place in your doctor or other medical professional. This is one of those rare cases where you are literally placing your life in the hands of another person. Most doctors take that obligation seriously and treat their patients with professionalism and skill.
However, even doctors can make a mistake. And when the mistake takes place during a high-stakes medical procedure, an innocent patient can suffer a catastrophic personal injury. Even more tragically, tens of thousands of Americans lose their lives every year as the result of avoidable medical errors.
Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers can help you with your difficult, complicated case. If you've suffered an injury as a result of medical malpractice in the Chicago, Illinois area, please call the Sklare Law Group today at 312-263-0771 for a free consultation.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Every medical malpractice lawyer has to have an uncomfortable conversation with a grieving family at some point in their careers. The law recognizes that medicine is a complex, tricky practice, and whenever you're dealing with a sick or injured person, there's a chance that a tragic result might occur.
And not every tragic result is a case of medical malpractice. Sometimes, a medical professional can do everything right, but tragedy still results. In these cases, there is no medical malpractice claim to be pursued.
However, medical professionals are expected to adhere to certain "standards of care" in diagnosing and treating their patients. A standard of care is a widely accepted procedure that a reasonable medical professional would be expected to follow in a specific circumstance. Medical malpractice law is based around these standards: Violating one of them could be a cause for a medical malpractice claim.
Specific examples of medical malpractice include:
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Leaving surgical instruments in patients
- Causing damage to surrounding tissue during a procedure
Does your case qualify for a medical malpractice claim? Answering this question requires both skill and experience. Medical malpractice cases are exceptionally complex – they involve difficult questions of both law and medicine.
Our medical malpractice lawyers have been grappling with these questions for decades. You can trust us to make a sound, reasonable recommendation as to the wisdom of legal action.
If you're looking for an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in or around Chicago, Illinois, please call the Sklare Law Group today at 312-263-0771 for a free consultation.