When you go to the doctor, you expect that you will have a competent and potentially life-saving procedure. Instead, every year thousands of trusting patients are injured or killed due to medical malpractice. If this has happened to you or a loved one, these are the top three reasons you should consider getting a Chicago medical malpractice attorney.
Giving birth can be an emotional experience, and everyone hopes for the best. But if a medical professional commits malpractice during a birth, both the child and the mother can face consequences for the rest of their lives.
Examples of birth injuries that can occur as a result of medical malpractice include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Nerve damage
- Spine injures
Problems in Diagnosis
If a doctor examines you and gives you a diagnosis that later turned to be false, this is known as a misdiagnosis. If the doctor eventually gives you the correct diagnosis and you receive treatment, this is known as a delayed diagnosis. In both situations, you may suffer unnecessarily, and this may allow you to seek a medical malpractice suit.
Surgery errors are unfortunately common. Medical professionals can leave tools inside the patient and perform the wrong medical procedure. In these instances, patients can die or suffer severe medical side effects. Both patients and survivors of loved ones who died as a result of surgical error are able to seek civil lawsuits. The Shea Law Group are qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys, contact them today.