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Medical Malpractice Claims


Thousands of patients are injured or die each year as a result of the negligence of a doctor or other medical professional. When a patient is injured or dies as a result of inadequate or negligence medical attention, the doctor or other medical professional responsible for the injury or death may be held liable in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Patients are entitled to receive medical treatment that conforms to established standards of practice when they seek medical attention.  If the level of care departs from the standard of care, medical malpractice has occurred and you may be entitled to compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

How We Handle Medical Malpractice Cases

Types Of Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice can occur in a number of medical situations, but the following are some of the more common types of medical malpractice cases:

  • Birth injuries
  • Emergency room malpractice
  • Hospital malpractice
  • Surgical errors
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Anesthesia malpractice
  • Medication errors
  • Adverse drug reactions or interactions
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Medical malpractice lawsuits – whether personal injury lawsuits or a wrongful death lawsuits – involve unique legal issues, such as specific statutes of limitations and stringent evidence requirements.  Chicago medical malpractice attorneys Sheldon Minkow and Andrew Domin understand the complex legal issues and legal nuances that come into play in a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is important to consult with knowledgeable legal counsel as soon as possible so that the appropriate evidence can be documented and preserved.

Legal Requirements of Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice claims involve a number of complex legal issues and they can sometimes be difficult to provide.  It is important to consult with knowledgeable legal counsel such as the Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at the law offices of Minkow Domin as soon as possible in order to gather the necessary evidence and assert the appropriate legal claims.

Generally, a plaintiff must prove the following in order to assert a medical malpractice claim:

  • The doctor, nurse, hospital or other health care provider had an obligation to the patient to provide the appropriate treatment
  • The doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care provider did not provide the appropriate medical treatment
  • The patient suffered an injury or death as a result of the lack of appropriate medical treatment
  • The patient’s injury or death was caused by the failure of the doctor, nurse, hospital or other health care provider to provide the appropriate medical treatment

Not only do medical malpractice claims involve complex legal issues, but they also involve complicated medical issues.  Accordingly, our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys understand the importance of consulting with knowledgeable medical experts regarding the appropriate medical treatment, the necessary medical evidence, and the application of legal issues to medical standards.

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