Trusted Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Jacksonville Illinois
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 Illinois 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 30 years of legal experience, always looking to give you the best chance at a successful resolution to your case. Call to schedule a consultation on 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 members of the medical field. These injuries may include physical problems and serious illnesses that can harm the 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
• Anesthesia Errors
• Failure to Diagnose
• Birth Injuries
• Birth Defects
• Pharmaceutical Errors
• Surgical Errors
• Postoperative Care Errors
• Nursing Home Abuse
• Wrongful Death
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 cannot file a medical malpractice case against a doctor that never agreed to treat you. The advice you heard from a doctor in an informal setting does not make them liable for your injuries.
- The doctor must have been negligent. Not all medical procedures will work out as planned. To file a suit, you need to prove that the doctor was acting negligently and that the negligence caused your injuries.
- The improper care led to specific problems. You must be able to prove that the medical care you received was the cause of any injury or serious illness developed thereafter.
How can LaMarca Law Office, P.C., help?
- We sit down with you, in person, to record and review all relevant details in your case.
- We’ll investigate through gained access to records and documents that could prove your claim.
- We interview you, your family members, doctors, staff members, and others to get to the bottom of things.
- We fight for the maximum amount of recovery you are legally entitled to.
- We walk you through the entire process from initial hearings to case resolution.