Representing Illinois Victims of Doctor Negligence in Medical Malpractice Claims
Each year, thousands of people die as a result of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional–often a doctor–fails to provide medical treatment to the standard of care that is required, and a patient is injured or dies as a result.
Oftentimes when a medical mistake results in additional injuries or death, a doctor or hospital is at fault, but nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers may be liable for medical malpractice as well. Regardless of the nature of the defendants, a medical malpractice case involves complex legal and factual issues, making it imperative to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago doctor malpractice attorneys have the skill and experience you need to pursue a medical malpractice claim against a doctor or the employing medical institution. Contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys to discuss a possible legal claim for doctor negligence.
Types of Doctor Negligence Malpractice
Some common types of doctor negligence include:
- Failure to monitor a patient
- Failure to stabilize a patient
- Failure to consult with a specialist
- Failure to communicate with nurses and other medical support staff
- Failure to warn a patient about medical risks
- Use of defective medical devices
- Failure to prescribe the correct medication
- Emergency room negligence
- Failure to diagnose
- Anesthesia negligence
Compensation Available in a Medical Malpractice Claim
A doctor found liable for medical malpractice may be required to provide compensation for medical expenses, lost income, cost of care, loss of normal life, and pain and suffering. If a patient died as a result of doctor negligence, the victim’s family may be entitled to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor.
Contact a Skilled Physician Negligence Attorney
If you or a loved one has been the victim of physician malpractice, contact the Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your doctor negligence claim. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.