Last updated 12 months ago
When you visit a doctor with a health concern, you depend on him to provide accurate, complete medical care. Unfortunately, doctors can make mistakes, and these errors can have serious consequences. Read on to find out a few of the major signs of medical error and medical malpractice:
- Your symptoms don’t match your diagnosis. Though it is unwise to try to diagnose an illness completely on your own, it is a good idea to research any diagnosis you receive and make sure that it matches your signs and symptoms. If the description of your illness doesn’t seem to line up with what you are experiencing, your doctor may have made a misdiagnosis.
- Treatment is ineffective. Not all patients will respond equally to all treatments, but you should experience some relief after a treatment, even if you don’t feel completely well. If nothing has improved, it may be a sign that the treatment is not properly addressing your illness, perhaps because of a misdiagnosis or faulty treatment plan.
- You are experiencing unexpected side effects. Before any treatment or surgery, your doctor should sit down with you and explain the side effects associated with your treatment. If you experience strange symptoms that you weren’t warned about or if a procedure leaves you with increasing pain, you may have been the victim of an error in treatment or diagnosis.
- Your doctor is not answering your questions. Doctors who realize they have made a mistake will sometimes avoid the patient in an attempt to distance themselves from the treatment plan. You have the right to have your health questions answered by your physician; if he will not do so, contact another health care provider.
If you’ve experienced an injury or illness because of a doctor’s careless mistake, contact the Santilli Law Group in Chicago today at (312) 854-0943. Our personal injury attorneys can evaluate your situation and advise you about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The materials available at this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this web site or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.
Last updated 1 year ago
Though many victims of accidents or workplace injuries do fully recover and return to their normal lives, some are not so lucky. Victims who suffer catastrophic injuries, as this video explains, will find their lives permanently altered by their injuries.
A catastrophic and serious injury is one that forever changes the lifestyle of the victim. If caused by another person’s carelessness or negligence, the injury may entitle the victim to a financial settlement for his medical bills, pain, and other costs.
If you’ve been injured because of an accident, medical malpractice, or a workplace incident, contact the Santilli Law Group in Chicago. Our experienced attorneys can present your options regarding filing a lawsuit or workers’ compensation claim, as appropriate. Call (312) 854-0943 to set up a consultation.
Last updated 1 year ago
When you seek help from a medical professional, you expect to be properly cared for, especially when seeking help for major illnesses or surgical procedures. However, many Americans suffer at the hands of negligent medical professionals who don’t provide the care their patients need and deserve. In this case, patients may consider filing a medical malpractice claim with the help of a personal injury attorney. Here are some common factors to consider when deciding to pursue a medical malpractice case:
1. Negligent Medical Behavior or Practices
Legal negligence plays a large role in building a medical malpractice case. Negligent behavior is essentially the failure to provide a generally acceptable level of care or attention. If you’ve suffered because of a doctor’s negligence, you may have grounds to pursue a serious medical malpractice case.
2. Severity of Your Injury
The severity of your injury also plays a role in deciding whether to pursue a medical malpractice case. Minor injuries or conditions that are not life threatening or serious may not be worth your time, effort, or money to pursue. Additionally, many of these claims can be thrown out of court. More substantial medical malpractice claims typically have the ability to go further in the justice system, which means a greater chance of settlement.
3. Properly Documented Injuries
Finally, if you’re considering a medical malpractice case, make sure that your injuries are properly documented before filing the claim. Medical documentation of the procedure, treatment, or medication that caused your injury not only help prove who was liable for your injuries, but can also show that you were fine before being treated by a certain medical professional. This can bolster your case and help enhance your likelihood of reaching a settlement.
To learn more about pursuing a medical malpractice claim, contact Santilli Law Group. We serve the entire Chicago area with professional workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and personal injury legal services. Call (312) 854-0943 to learn more today.
The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.
Last updated 1 year ago
At the Santilli Law Group, we work to protect and compensate those who have been injured in the workplace or as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you’d like to learn more about the areas of practice discussed in our recent blog posts, take a look at these great websites:
If you need a lawyer for a personal injury matter or worker’s compensation claim, call the Santilli Law Group in Chicago at (312) 854-0943. We speak Polish, Italian, and Spanish!
Last updated 1 year ago
You should receive a certain level of care and safety when you’re treated by a doctor or other medical professional. When a medical professional violates your trust or fails to treat you properly, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice case.
This video discusses what medical malpractice is and why you may be interested in pursuing a medical malpractice case. You’ll also learn about different limits on medical malpractice claims, such as statutes of limitations and award caps.
For more information on medical malpractice law, contact Santilli Law Group. We serve the Chicago area with excellent legal services for medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, and personal injury cases. Call (312) 854-0943 for a legal consultation today.