Chicago Nurse Practitioner Negligence Lawyer

Nurse practitioner negligence is a form of medical malpractice. If the nurse’s practitioner’s actions caused you harm in Chicago, IL, you could be entitled to compensation for damages. However, these cases are complex and challenging injury claims, so you need an experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyer to handle your case. 

Our legal team at JusticeRX is led by Dr. Peter McCool, a licensed attorney and board-certified emergency medicine physician. His knowledge of the medical field gives him a distinct advantage when handling nurse practitioner negligence claims. He leads a team of experienced, highly skilled legal professionals who are dedicated to getting justice for injured victims and their families. 

Contact us today or call (312) 705 2863 for a free consultation with a Chicago nurse practitioner negligence lawyer. We accept cases for a contingency fee, so we are not paid unless we recover money for your case. 

How JusticeRX Can Help With Your Nurse Practitioner Negligence Claim

How JusticeRX Can Help With Your Nurse Practitioner Negligence Claim in Chicago

A nurse practitioner (NP) has a graduate degree in advanced practice nursing. Nurse practitioners can perform a broader range of medical services than other nurses. For example, they can diagnose and manage diseases, perform specific medical procedures, and prescribe medications. 

Unfortunately though, the training and hours of clinical experience to become a nurse practitioner are far less than those required of physicians, and this often leads to inexperienced nurse practitioners delivering substandard care.

Sadly, nurse practitioner negligence can cause patients severe harm. Severe patient outcomes generally occur in outpatient settings and involve diagnosis and treatment-related errors. If a nurse practitioner injures you, our legal team at JusticeRX can help. 

When you hire JusticeRX to handle your case, you can expect us to:

  • Investigate the cause of your injury to identify the parties responsible for your damages
  • Gather evidence proving malpractice and negligence 
  • Work with leading medical experts to obtain evidence supporting your claim
  • File insurance and malpractice claims and handle all communications and paperwork related to your case
  • Aggressively negotiate settlements for your nurse practitioner negligence claim
  • File a lawsuit and argue the case before a jury, if necessary

Nurse practitioner negligence can result in serious medical conditions, permanent impairments, and wrongful death. The person responsible for causing the harm should be held accountable for their actions.

Call JusticeRX to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced nurse practitioner negligence lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. 

What Actions Constitute Nurse Practitioner Negligence in Chicago, Illinois?

Nurse practitioners can make the same types of errors and mistakes that doctors make. Examples of actions that could result in a nurse practitioner negligence claim include, but are not limited to:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis a medical condition
  • Prescribing the wrong medication or the incorrect dose of medication
  • Failing to order diagnostic tests and lab work
  • Improper or inadequate communication with the physician
  • Failure to monitor a patient
  • Negligence in reading and interpreting a doctor’s orders or notes
  • Making errors and mistakes in a patient’s chart
  • Acting outside of the scope of duties permitted for a nurse practitioner 

If you believe a nurse practitioner has caused you harm or injury, seek immediate medical treatment from a physician or emergency room. Then, contact our law firm to speak with a Chicago nurse practitioner negligence lawyer about your situation. 

What Damages Can I Receive for a Nurse Practitioner Negligence Claim in Chicago, Illinois?

Generally, victims of nurse practitioner negligence can recover compensation for their economic damages and non-economic damages. Examples of damages in a nurse practitioner negligence case include:

  • Emotional distress
  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
  • Impairments and disabilities
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Household services and personal care
  • Diminished quality of life
  • In-home and/or long-term nursing care
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Physical pain and suffering

Our legal team works closely with you and your physicians to determine the extent of your damages to calculate the value of your claim. We then pursue your claim for the total amount of all damages.

What Is the Deadline To File a Nurse Practitioner Negligence Claim in Illinois?

Nurse practitioner negligence is a form of medical malpractice. Generally, you have two years to file a medical malpractice claim in Illinois. 

However, you could have longer to file if you do not discover the injury immediately. Likewise, exceptions to the statute of limitations for medical malpractice could change the filing deadline. Prompt legal advice is the best way to protect your right to file a court action for nurse practitioner negligence. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Nurse Practitioner Negligence Lawyer

Are you the victim of nurse practitioner negligence? If so, contact us today to request a free case review with an experienced Chicago nurse practitioner negligence attorney. Let us help you get the money you deserve for the pain and suffering you endured because of medical negligence.