Categories: Medical Malpractice

Was It Medical Malpractice?

When you are recovering from a medical procedure or treatment, or when you are caring for someone you love who is recovering, your main focus is feeling healthy and well again. However, if you wonder if your lengthy recovery or poor experience was due to mistakes made by your physician or treatment team, things just got more complicated.

Medical malpractice does happen more often than many patients may realize. Unfortunately, many malpractice cases can go unnoticed simply because the patient doesn’t know neglect was a part of their medical experience. If you are wondering if your experience was medical malpractice, here are a few things to consider.

The Definition of Malpractice

Malpractice is defined differently in each state. Here in Illinois, malpractice happens when a doctor, medical professional, or healthcare system (like a hospital) fail to provide the standard of care one would expect that doctor, medical professional or hospital to adhere to causing the injury or death in their patient.

Malpractice can result in a birth injury (to Baby or Mother), an incorrect diagnosis (followed by incorrect treatments), or even in death.

Proving Malpractice

Proving malpractice or negligence can be difficult at times, especially when the patient doesn’t work with an experienced attorney and advocate. Intense investigation of medical records is often required, and since our own Attorney Jack Grewer has an extensive background in bedside nursing care, we are especially well equipped to advocate for our clients.

Malpractice Case Timing

Many patients who consider malpractice suits worry about a statute of limitations, or timeframe when their case is no longer able to be tried. In Illinois, patients have up to 2 years of discovering their injury to file suit.

Choosing a Representative

Medical malpractice suits can be stressful, and most patients are still recovering from their resulting injury. At Grewer Law, we have years of experience successfully advocating for medical malpractice clients. We understand the difficult journey you are enduring and work our hardest to assure you receive a favorable outcome. Don’t go through this time alone – let us walk with you and advocate for your best interests. Contact us todayto get started.

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