One area of personal injury law that has gained particular notoriety is medical malpractice. The law in Illinois filters out any questionable cases in this area. Unless the medical professional made a major error, there simply is no case. In fact, in Illinois, you may not even file a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice without attaching an affidavit from an expert doctor in that field stating his or her opinion that the standard of care was not followed in this case. Despite the fact that the vast majority of medical professionals are superb at what they do, occasionally mistakes can occur.
When mistakes involving medical malpractice do happen, the effects and consequences are often very serious and can have permanent and long-lasting implications in the lives of those who are injured. Medical malpractice cases involve the negligent administration of prescription medication, improper nursing care, or an error in diagnosis, treatment, or illness management. These mistakes, although rare, can result in catastrophic injuries or death.
Medical malpractice claims are particularly difficult to prove given the fact that injuries generally require specific medical training or expertise to understand. It is therefore necessary to rely on the assistance of qualified medical professionals to act as expert witnesses and establish the causal connection between the negligent conduct and the injuries sustained. A lawyer familiar with this area of the law is indispensable in the event you or someone you love has been harmed by medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice or negligence, contact the Law Office of Attorney Stephen L. Hoffman today. Chicago medical malpractice attorney Hoffman has the compassion, sensitivity, and experience to handle even the most complex medical malpractice cases. Take comfort knowing that you are being cared for.