A special relationship exists between physicians and their patients. Physicians owe their patients a duty to provide a certain standard of care, using at least the level of skill, care and diligence that is generally exercised by fellow practitioners in the medical professions. It is considered medical malpractice when a medical professional breaches that duty through negligence or carelessness and causes injury to a patient. Medical malpractice victims may recover compensation for their injuries, including for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost income.
Law Office of Robert A. Stavins has successfully represented medical malpractice clients in Lake County, Cook County and all Illinois counties, routinely obtaining generous awards in cases involving birth injuries, orthopedic surgeries, anesthesia, emergency medicine, hospital nursing care, nursing home care, cosmetic surgeries, prescription drug mistakes, psychiatric care and eye surgeries.
To prevail on a medical malpractice claim, expert medical testimony is generally required to establish that the medical care or diagnosis was negligent and that this negligence caused the patient’s injuries. We regularly consult with a number of licensed medical professionals and retain prominent medical experts who have a gift for clearly explaining medical mistakes to jurors.
Illinois law sets a two-year statutory deadline for filing medical malpractice claims. In addition, investigating your malpractice claim immediately after the injury occurs preserves crucial evidence and valuable testimony. To ensure timely investigation and filing of your claim, we can schedule appointments on weekends or evenings and make hospital and home visits.