Medical professionals are trained to diagnose and treat their patients accordingly. Unfortunately, sometimes these professionals make the wrong diagnoses. When this happens, the results can be tragic. Incorrect diagnoses can result in prolonged medical issues, or unnecessary therapies, treatments, or operations that would otherwise be unnecessary. If you believe that you or a loved one has been made the victim of an incorrect diagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation.
Under Illinois law, if you have a claim for an incorrect diagnosis you may be entitled to reimbursement of medical expenses, or compensation for pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, permanent impairment, and loss of earning potential. Consulting an attorney early on in your case is the best way to ensure that your losses have been properly documented so that you receive fair value for your claim.
Illinois sets a time limit of two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in the state’s civil court system. In most cases, this two-year time limit, known as a “statute of limitations,” begins to run on the date of the accident. Sometimes, however, a statute of limitations might run from the date that you discovered you were injured, rather than the date of the event that injured you. This later date is known as a “discovery date.”
For injury claims against a city or county, you have one year to file a lawsuit. The time limit to sue the state is generally two years, but you must file a formal claim within one year in order to sue.
A qualified personal injury attorney can help guide you through this difficult time and alleviate some of the stress.
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For a confidential, compassionate, in-depth, free, and, most importantly, thorough consultation with a Rockford Personal Injury Lawyer about your improper medical diagnosis medical malpractice case in Rockford, Belvidere, Freeport, Rochelle, Oregon, Loves Park, Byron, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Rockton, or elsewhere in the State of Illinois, call or text message us at (815) 391-0089, or e-mail us 24/7/365. We offer in-office consultations, and routinely make visits to clients’ homes, hospital rooms, nursing homes, and other off-site locations to make retaining our services as easy as possible.