When you become ill, require surgery, have broken bones or when you give birth, you place your trust in medical professionals. Your life depends on their knowledge and job performance. Sadly, doctors, nurses and healthcare workers make mistakes.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates 195,000 deaths were caused by medical errors in 2004. While the IOM statistics cover only deaths, many other medical errors may result in debilitating physical conditions, disability or illness, arising from complications of medical treatment.
If medical error or negligence has caused you grave injury or is responsible for the death of a loved one, pursuing a medical malpractice case against a negligent health care provider is a means of seeking legal compensation. Yet, medical errors or even injuries do not always have grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
To pursue a claim, you must first establish liability – not always an easy task. You will need a lawyer experienced with the intricacies of medical malpractice law. Determining what went wrong with the medical treatment requires a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances, surrounding the injury or death.
At the Law Offices of Thomas J. Popovich, P.C. our attorneys specialize in medical malpractice. We have the expertise and the know-how to build substantive cases. Licensed in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, our attorneys have won significant verdicts for our clients at jury trials and arbitrations, as well as successfully settling cases at mediation.
Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and committed to aggressively pursuing the maximum compensation to which you are entitled under the law.
If you have questions about medical malpractice, click here to contact us. To arrange a no cost, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys, please call our office today at 815-344-3797.
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