In Illinois, the statute of limitations on medical malpractice allows two years from when someone discovers or should have discovered the improper actions or treatment of a medical professional. While people have a general understanding of what a treatment plan may consist of, those plans can vary greatly from case to case. For example, one case may involve a misreading of an X-ray or an improperly casted fracture, while another may involve a significant deviation from the required standard of care during a surgery that results in a major injury or even patient death.
This also can take the form of medical negligence, which occurs when a doctor does something to a patient that a reasonably careful physician would not do or when a doctor fails to do something in treating a patient that the doctor should have done. Examples of negligence in medical malpractice cases include a delay or failure in diagnosing a disease or misuse of prescription drugs or a medical device.
In the majority of medical malpractice cases, the injury inflicted isn’t intentional. But medical professionals are held to a high standard of care. Their decisions often mean the difference between life and death, and accidents that cause serious injury cannot be ignored.
In medical malpractice cases, expert testimony is a requirement, and these expert opinions are often a crucial feature of the patient’s case. A qualified expert will be required at trial, and an experienced medical malpractice attorney with working relationships with medical professionals will help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Rockford Medical Malpractice Attorney
When you or your family is seeking a medical malpractice attorney in Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Rockton or the surrounding area, you need an attorney who is familiar with medical terminology and who can work diligently and aggressively to fight for your recovery in the courtroom. There are many variables as to what a medical malpractice injury is and how it may have been caused. For an in-depth, free, and thorough consultation, please call (815) 391-0089 24/7/365. We do home, hospital and rehabilitation center visits, and there is absolutely no fee unless we win a recovery for you.