Elgin Medical Malpractice Lawyer – Medical Malpractice Attorney Elgin
At Willens & Baez, our experienced medical malpractice attorneys have years of experience with these issues and know exactly how to handle your case in order to get you the full compensation that you deserve.
Doctors are required to act with a specific duty of care in order to ensure the well-being of their patients. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors and other medical professionals are negligent in the care of their patients, and that negligence can lead to a medical malpractice claim.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice cases are often lengthy and complex. You want an experienced attorney who has years of experience and that has handled all types of medical malpractice claims. The lawyers at Willens & Baez have had experience with many types of medical malpractice cases, including cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries, shoulder dystocia, delayed and missed diagnosis, amputation, and more.
Medical Malpractice Difficulties
Ultimately, a simple mistake made by your doctor or other medical professional is not enough to rise to the level of medical malpractice. Rather, you must prove that as a patient your doctor caused you further harm, injury, or pain and suffering in addition to the medical issues from which you were already suffering. An attorney with a history of litigating medical malpractice claims will know how to make these connections and get you the compensation that you deserve.
Compensation for Claims
Recovery from a medical malpractice issue often takes longer because the rehabilitation is usually for a complication of an already existing medical issue. As a result, the overall damages of a medical malpractice claim can be even more devastating financially than many other types of personal injury issues. Thankfully, compensation for these types of claims includes much more than just the past medical bills, and can also incorporate lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement and scarring, loss of opportunities and loss of consortium, loss of earning capacity, and more.
On top of the financial aid of medical malpractice compensation, a settlement also lets the doctor or medical professional aware that a substandard level of care will not be tolerated. Just a single lawsuit is usually enough to make most doctors a lot better about the way that they treat future patients.