Jacksonville, IL’s Trusted Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Has something gone wrong with your medical care, causing injuries or even the death of a family member? If so, it’s time you spoke with a qualified medical malpractice attorney that can honestly evaluate your case and pursue compensation, if needed. LaMarca Law Office, P.C., provides legal assistance to injured patients and their families in Jacksonville, IL and throughout the surrounding areas. As a local firm, we understand how hard these cases can be on the families of the injured person. Additionally, we offer over 24 years of legal experience, always looking to give you the best chance at a successful resolution to your case. Call to schedule a consultation of your legal needs.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a term that is used to describe scenarios where a patient has been mistakenly treated by a doctor, nurse or other member of the medical field. These injuries may include physical problems and serious illnesses that can harm quality of life and require high-cost treatments. Victims of these situations may be able to pursue compensation as part of a medical malpractice case that can cover medical treatments, lost wages, and much more. Talk to our staff for more details.
Common examples of medical malpractice
Emergency Room Errors
Emergency Room Negligence
Failure to Diagnose
Postoperative Care Errors
Nursing Home Abuse
Who can file a case?
In medical malpractice cases, there are some rules that govern who is eligible for compensation and who is not. On that note, each case is different, and the specific details of your case will determine how much compensation you end up receiving. Not all doctors are liable for your medical problems. Here is a quick list of things that you must prove in order to file a malpractice claim against a physician.
A doctor-patient relationship must have been established. You may only file a claim against a doctor that has agreed to treat you in a professional setting. For example, overhearing advice from a doctor at an engagement doesn’t constitute a doctor-patient relationship.
The doctor must have been negligent. While you may not be happy with the results of your medical procedure, you can only file a claim if the doctor was negligent and if that negligence led to your specific injuries.
The improper care led to specific problems. You must be able to prove the connection between your injury and illness and the specific medical treatments or care that you received.
How can LaMarca Law Office, P.C., help?
We will speak with you, in person, about all the important information pertaining to your case.
Our team will investigate and file to access records that will prove your injuries.
We interview everyone involved including family, friends, doctors, nurses and other medical staff.
Our goal is to pursue the maximum amount of compensation.
We’ll be with you from the beginning of the case to the end.
Call (217) 492-9000 to make an appointment
1118 South Sixth Street, Springfield, IL 62703, (217) 492-9000, Bill LaMarca