Chicago Hospital Negligence Lawyer

Millions of patients in the United States visit emergency rooms and hospitals each year. Hospitals handle everything from catastrophic injuries in ERs to births and surgeries. Unfortunately, some patients who turn to hospitals for help are injured or die due to negligence and wrongdoing. 

Experience counts when you are fighting a hospital for medical malpractice. Our founding partner at JusticeRx, Dr. Peter McCool, is a licensed attorney practicing in Illinois. He is also a board-certified emergency medicine physician, which gives him “insider” knowledge of the world of medicine and hospitals.

If you were injured by medical negligence in Chicago, Illinois, we can help. Contact JusticeRx to schedule a free consultation or call (312) 705 2863 with one of our experienced Chicago hospital negligence lawyers.

How Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help You With a Hospital Negligence Claim 

How Our Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help You With a Hospital Negligence Claim 

Hospital negligence occurs more often than people realize. From intentional wrongdoing and coverups to high rates of “never events,” many patients sustain severe and permanent injuries at the hospital. 

When you hire JusticeRx to handle your hospital negligence case, you can expect us to:

  • Conduct a comprehensive investigation to determine why and how you were injured
  • Identify all parties who could be liable for your hospital negligence claim
  • File insurance claims and medical malpractice claims seeking maximum compensation for your injuries and damages
  • Work with leading medical specialists and other expert witnesses to build a strong case against the hospital and other defendants
  • File a medical malpractice lawsuit and take your case to court, if necessary

Medical malpractice claims involving hospital negligence are complicated cases. You need an experienced legal team on your side. Dr. Peter McCool and JusticeRx are the legal advocates you want fighting for you.

Call us today to schedule a free, confidential case evaluation with an experienced hospital negligence lawyer in Chicago, IL.

Overview of Hospital Negligence

Medical errors and mistakes are a leading cause of death in the United States. A medical error has been defined as an unintended injury caused by medical mismanagement. It includes acts and omissions that cause or could cause harm, including near misses and close calls.

Negligence is failing to use the level of care that someone with ordinary prudence would use. Medical negligence is failing to meet or exceed the accepted medical standard of care for a specific situation or circumstance. The hospital and its employees can be held liable for the damages caused by hospital negligence.

Common Causes of Hospital Negligence

Numerous situations and factors could contribute to cases of hospital negligence, such as:

  • Understaffing and working too much overtime
  • Failing to obtain informed consent
  • Emergency room errors and mistakes
  • Errors made during surgery, including leaving objects in patients and operating on the wrong patient
  • Failing to order diagnostic tests
  • Miscommunication among staff members and/or outside labs, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare providers
  • Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, and delayed diagnosis of a medical condition
  • Anesthesia and medication errors
  • Failing to implement and follow fall prevention protocols
  • Use of defective medical devices
  • Labor and birth injuries
  • Failing to clean and disinfect rooms and medical equipment adequately

The above list is not comprehensive. There are many other ways that hospitals can be negligent in caring for their patients. If you suspect hospital negligence caused your injuries, contact our law office for a free consultation with a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer.

What Damages Can I Receive in a Hospital Negligence Case?

Illinois personal injury laws provide compensatory damages for injured parties. You can recover compensation for your economic damages and non-economic damages. 

Examples of damages in a hospital negligence claim include:

  • The cost of past and future medical treatment related to the hospital negligence 
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life and diminished quality of life
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Permanent impairments and disabilities
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • A decrease in future earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Long-term skilled care

The extent of your injuries and other factors determine how much your hospital negligence claim is worth. Our legal team will diligently document your damages to maximize the value of your claim. We’ll work with you to ensure we include all damages in your claim, including the pain and suffering you experienced because of a negligent hospital.

How Long Do I Have to File a Hospital Negligence Lawsuit in Illinois?

Illinois statutes of limitations limit the time to file a medical malpractice case for hospital negligence. Generally, the filing deadline is two years from the date of injury. 

However, if you don’t discover the injury immediately, you could have longer to file your claim. Other exceptions could also change the filing deadline. Therefore, don’t wait another day to contact our law firm to discuss your case.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Hospital Negligence Lawyers

Contact JusticeRx now for a free case review with an experienced Chicago hospital negligence attorney. We are here to help you when you need trusted legal advice regarding a medical malpractice claim. Contact us today!