Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving Cook County and DuPage County
The medical malpractice attorney lawyers at Lee & Fairman, LLP, represent people injured by the negligence of doctors, nurses, clinics and hospitals. Medical errors are one of the nation’s leading causes of death and injury. According to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) study, as many as 98,000 people die in U.S. hospitals each year as the result of medical mistakes.
As one of the largest minority law firms in Illinois and Indiana, Lee & Fairman, LLP, offers skillful representation for victims of medical negligence in Illinois and Indiana. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Holding Medical Providers Accountable For Their Mistakes
Doctors and other health care professionals owe their patients a duty to perform with the same degree of care and skill as a similarly situated medical provider in comparable circumstances. Failure to do so may constitute medical malpractice.
The following are examples of medical malpractice:
- Surgical errors — including performing surgery on the wrong area or on the wrong patient, administering too much or too little anesthesia, damaging organs next to the area of surgery, and failure to monitor patients for infection
- Birth injuries — including failure to perform a timely cesarean section, failure to treat preeclampsia, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, hypoxia and other birth injuries.
- Failure to diagnose — including misdiagnoses or failure to diagnose cancer, meningitis, heart attack, fracture, appendicitis or other serious illness
- Medication errors — including prescribing or dispensing the wrong medication, the wrong dosage, the wrong form of medication or a drug to which the patient is allergic
A medical malpractice lawsuit is intended to compensate injured patients and their families for their losses and hold medical providers accountable for their mistakes.
Our medical malpractice attorneys work with experts who seek to make the practice of medicine safer. Over the course of over 30 years, we have found that many medical mistakes were preventable, but for the carelessness of a health care provider.
Talk To An Experienced Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been harmed as a patient, please contact Lee & Fairman, LLP, for a free initial consultation. We handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee arrangement, meaning you do not pay any attorneys’ fees until we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.