We place our lives in the hands of medical providers whenever we are sick or injured, trusting that they will help us get better. Sometimes, however, instead of healing or curing us, those providers act negligently or recklessly and make our injuries worse, or injure us in other ways. If you have been injured due to the negligent conduct of a physician or other medical provider, the Chicago medical malpractice attorneys of Ferris, Thompson & Zweig can help you get the compensation you deserve.Medical Malpractice in Illinois
Medical malpractice is negligence by a health care provider (including doctors, nurses, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, mental health providers, and others) in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient.
These types of accidents are unfortunately common and can result in many types of injuries, including very serious ones or even death. Approximately 195,000 people in the United States die each year from medical errors, and many more suffer some sort of serious injury.
Among the common types of malpractice are:
- Anesthesia malpractice
- Birth injury
- Blood contamination
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Delay in diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Failure to diagnose heart attack
- Failure to diagnose stroke
- Hospital staph infection
- Inattention to patients
- Malfunctioning medical devices
- Medication errors
- Plastic surgery issues
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical litigation
- Pharmaceutical issues
- Spinal cord injuries
- Surgical negligence
- Unnecessary treatments
- Wrong diagnosis
- Wrong site surgery
These are only a few ways that health care providers can hurt, rather than heal, their patients. If you have been injured as a result of the actions of a physician, surgeon, or other medical provider, you may be entitled to compensation under Illinois law. Our experienced injury attorneys have won millions of dollars in compensation for victims of medical malpractice, and we aggressively pursue compensation for our clients.Winning Your Medical Malpractice Case
Patients who have suffered serious injuries at the hands of their physician cannot also be expected to understand the nuances and procedure of Illinois trials. With the skilled trial attorneys of Ferris, Thompson & Zweig as your counsel, you can rest assured that your case is in the hands of seasoned advocates who will fight tirelessly for your rights.
Medical malpractice cases require the use of expert testimony to explain to the judge or jury the medical background of an injury. By law, experts must have sufficient knowledge, education, training, or experience regarding the specific issue in the case. With extensive experience litigating medical malpractice claims, we have access to numerous medical experts whose testimony can help your claim for compensation. Plus, we will pay for all medical expert testimony at no risk to you. We will leave no stone unturned in pursuing every avenue of relief for you so that you can receive the maximum compensation possible.
Compensation can cover both economic and non-economic costs. This means that you may be entitled to lost wages, medical costs, and other life care expenses, as well as pain and suffering, and reduced enjoyment of life due to the loss of an organ or limb. If the physician’s malpractice was wanton and reckless, you may also be entitled to punitive damages.Contact the Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Ferris, Thompson & Zweig
Our attorneys have over 80 years of combined trial experience, which gives us the insight, skill, and knowledge to zealously pursue your medical malpractice claims after you have been injured. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we never charge a fee unless we win your case.
Among our notable successes in medical malpractice cases are:
- $5.5 million and $4.5 million settlements in a case where a newborn child suffered brain damage when oxygen was cut off after doctors and hospital personnel failed to perform a timely cesarean section
- $1 million settlement for a 3-year-old child was sent home from the emergency room and suffered brain damage resulting from a failure to diagnose medical problem.
If you were seriously injured due to the actions of a physician or other health care provider, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. At Ferris Thomas & Zweig, we understand that suffering an injury at the hands of a medical provider can be devastating. We are committed to providing quality legal representation in order to help you get the best possible outcome in your case. To schedule a free consultation, call (800) 602-3000 or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you.