In the simplest of terms, when a doctor, nurse or anyone who is involved in the medical care of an individual in Chicago fail to perform their job to an acceptable level or to the best of their ability, they can be found guilty of medical malpractice. Especially when that failure results in further injury or death to the patient.
Illinois procedures for Malpractice Lawsuits
However, in Illinois there are certain procedures that need to be followed in order for an individual to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. An individual must be able to prove that they received some type of medical treatment, either at a Chicago hospital or by someone who is a health care provider. The doctor or any health
care provider must have clearly failed in providing the required healthcare. Because of the failure of the healthcare provider an injury either occurred or was made worse, and that the damages have resulted in the patient being in worse condition than they were. These procedures are best explained by a medical malpractice lawyer.
For example, if an individual goes to a doctor and tells the doctor that they are having a problem with pain in their shoulder. The doctor does a series of tests and x-rays of the individual’s shoulder, then recommends surgery. However, during the surgery the doctor does something wrong while operating and the person has problems raising their arm after the surgery, the doctor is liable and can face a medical malpractice lawsuit. In this event you may want to contact Mitchell Sexner here, who is a specialist in Chicago Medical Malpractice lawsuits.
Although it is rare for such things to happen there have been cases when a doctor has left a sponge or medical tool inside the patient. If such a thing happens, it is possible for the patient to suffer more pain and possibly infections and the need to have the surgery a second time to correct the mistake.
Anytime that an individual is subjected to more pain, discomfort or in some case’s death, due to the negligence of a doctor or any health care provider, a medical malpractice lawyer should be consulted about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.