Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Chicago and Northern Illinois

When individuals seek medical care from healthcare providers, they trust that they will be receiving competent, effective care from qualified medical practitioners. Doctors, nurses, chiropractors, and other medical personnel have a professional obligation to adhere to certain standards of quality care when treating their patients. If their negligent or reckless actions have resulted in a personal injury to you or in the wrongful death of a loved one, you can hold them liable for medical negligence. We can help you obtain monetary damages for any additional medical bills that you may have incurred as a result of the injury, as well as lost wages and emotional distress. If you believe you have a valid medical negligence claim, contact our law office to schedule a free consultation. Our northern Illinois and Chicago medical malpractice lawyers can review your case and provide sound legal counsel on the best way to proceed. If you would like to learn more about your legal options, contact us today.

Surgical Errors

If a doctor makes an error during surgery, it could very easily harm your health. A surgical error can exacerbate the existing condition being treated, or it can create entirely new afflictions. If you have suffered an injury or if an existing injury was made worse because of the negligent actions of a medical practitioner, you may be eligible for damages. Though there are inherent risks involved with all types of surgery, doctors are expected to perform their duties in accordance with certain standards of professional competence. Our Chicago and northern Illinois medical malpractice lawyers can review your case with medical experts to determine whether a negligent act has been committed. Contact us today to begin the healing process.

Misdiagnosis

Diagnosing a medical condition can be very difficult because of the inherent shortcomings of medical science. However, if a doctor or nurse has misdiagnosed a condition or given you a delayed diagnosis of a condition, you may be eligible for compensation relating to any injuries that occurred because of the misdiagnosis.

By working closely with medical experts in the area, we can determine whether the diagnosis was a common one that should have been evident to a competent, observant medical professional. Though diagnosis can be difficult, all that needs to be established to merit a medical negligence claim is whether the healthcare provider acted according to a generally accepted standard of care.

If you have suffered injuries because of a misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis, it is very important for you to contact our medical malpractice lawyers serving Chicago today. They have the experience and knowledge needed to establish liability in your case and can aggressively represent you to obtain a settlement.

Birth Injury

The most common types of severe birth injury are facial paralysis, cerebral palsy and brachial palsy, also commonly known as Erb palsy. In some extreme cases, a child can suffer brain damage as a result of trauma to the head or asphyxiation, but this is rare. Facial paralysis occurs when the nerves in the face are bruised or torn while exiting through the birth canal. Bruising of the facial nerves is only temporary, and the baby eventually regains the ability to flex the facial muscles, but torn nerves can result in permanent paralysis or require surgery to heal. If your baby has suffered facial paralysis because of the negligent actions of a healthcare provider, be it the unnecessary use of forceps or a failure to recommend a cesarean section, both of which may put undue pressure on the baby’s skull, you may be eligible for damages.

Cerebral Palsy is a term that describes a large number of non-contagious and non-progressive brain injuries that result in physical disabilities. Cerebral palsy can be caused by asphyxia and damage to the brain, and results in a loss of muscle tone and muscle control. As a side effect of the brain’s inability to properly control the muscles, people suffering from cerebral palsy often have abnormal posture, slow or unresponsive muscle reflexes and a lack of coordination. Even though the condition is non-progressive, meaning the actual brain damage doesn’t worsen with time, the symptoms may become worse over time because of complications with age and the constant strain placed on the body.

Brachial palsy, or Erb palsy, also stems from nerve damage, but the damage takes place in the arms and legs rather than the face. Brachial palsy is a condition in which the brachial plexus, the group of nerves controlling the extremities, is damaged during the birth process. If the damage is severe and results in tearing of the nerves, the baby can suffer permanent nerve damage, resulting in varying levels of paralysis or limited movement in the muscles. If your child suffers from brachial palsy, we may be able to help. Our compassionate medical malpractice lawyers recognize the importance of your child to you, and our goal is to provide you with as many options as possible to help. Contact our offices today to schedule a case review.

Contact McArdle Frost

If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligent actions of a healthcare provider, we would like to help. Contact our office today to schedule a free case review with one of our Chicago and northern Illinois medical malpractice lawyers.

Our record of Success

$5,000,000 for failure to follow up on an abnormal pap smear. Staff failed to inform the patient of her irregular test results or investigate the health of her cervix further.

Our record of Success

$1,250,000 for a teenager who lost sight in one eye as a result of failure to properly diagnose and treat an eye injury caused by a fellow student throwing a pen during new student orientation day.

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