Last Updated: September 26, 2022

Why You Need A Chicago Medical Malpractice Law Firm

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Chicago Medical Malpractice Law Firm Tells Why You Need A Lawyer And What Can Go Wrong Without One.

Medical malpractice suits are not nearly as lucrative for the plaintiff as they’re made out to be. The U.S. Bureau of Justice notes that plaintiffs win less than a quarter of trials and receive an average payout of $400,000. However, your chances of winning are increased with the help of a Chicago medical malpractice law firm.

This is a far cry than the typical narrative of medical malpractice lawsuits. Usually the lawyers and plaintiffs are painted as villains for seeking payment for their pain and suffering.

Even with the help of a great medical malprtactice lawyer, these cases are difficult to win.

Choosing a lawyer who communicates with you, answers ytour questions and has experience is important to winning your case.

Medical malpractice suits have become increasingly difficult to win because medicine is big business. And big business protects itself. The healthcare industry is doing this by constantly lobbying the government to set all sorts of roadblocks in the way of wronged patients.

“Standard of care,” is a term in medical malpractice suits that gets thrown around quite a bit. It’s usually the key in determining the verdict of a case. If you’re in Illinois, and you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you’ll need a Chicago medical malpractice law firm to help.

Standard of care, and other laws differ from state to state. A professional is familiar with the laws applicable to your case, and will make case-specific arguments on your behalf.

Another big factor in deciding medical malpractice suits is the level of “known risk.” For example, let’s say you’re undergoing chemotherapy. Chemo carries risks for a long list of side effects, including permanent lung damage.

If you underwent chemotherapy and your lungs were permanently damaged, it is challenging to have a case. Permanent lung damage would be considered an "known risk" and your doctor wouldn’t be held liable, unless we could prove that the doctor made some mistake or lapse in judgment which caused your injuries.  Harder, yes.  Impossible? No.

Understanding standard of care and levels of acceptable risk is best left to the professionals. There are thousands of cases that a Chicago medical malpractice law firm has dealt with and studied.  There are special procedural issues and wrinkles that make medical malpractice cases the kind which most require the help of a Medical Malpractice lawyer.

The expertise gained from this experience and knowledge is irreplaceable when a medical malpractice suit hangs in the balance.

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