Many people in the Chicago area of Illinois do not expect complications or errors when they undergo medical treatment, even those who know that medical malpractice is quite common in America. The fact is, most people probably think that the healthcare professionals they have chosen for their care are among the very best. While it is probably true, in general, that most healthcare professionals are highly-trained and qualified for their jobs, the rate of medical malpractice incidents in America is enough to have anyone on edge when it comes to medical treatment.
Some of the most common medical malpractice incidents involve: the failure of a healthcare professional to accurately read the results of a test or X-ray; failure to diagnose a medical condition based on observed or reported symptoms; and birth injuries. Of course, there are many other ways in which medical malpractice can occur as well, such as wrong-site surgeries and mistakes with prescription medications.
Through it all, Illinois residents almost always believe that their healthcare professional are doing their best and exploring all of the available options. Unfortunately, these very healthcare professionals may be chronically overworked, or they may be too quick to render a judgment about a medical condition. The results can be devastating for a medical patient.
At our law firm, we do our best to help our clients who have been the victim of medical malpractice seek the appropriate compensation. Medical malpractice cases aren't easy, but we do our best to make sure our clients know their options. For more information, please visit the medical malpractice overview section of our law firm's website.