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The concept of medical standards and an enforced code of ethics dates back to 2030 BC, yet medical staff and hospitals continue to violate the modern standard of care even today. Medical malpractice is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, making it a higher risk than stroke, accidents, and Alzheimer’s disease.

If you are looking for a medical malpractice attorney in the Chicago area, Shea Law Group is here to help. We understand the pain and suffering involved, as well as the potential for harm that may come to others in the future.

Medical mistakes can result in massive expenses – collecting compensation for medical bills as well punitive damages in medical malpractice cases can mean the difference between financial ruin and financial stability. Our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys are dedicated to fighting for justice for you and your family, as well as maximum compensation – so you can focus on healing and recovery.

Medical Negligence

The betrayal of trust between a doctor or nurse and their patient can have long-lasting effects, as it severely impacts the ability to trust medical professionals going forward. Most people are taught that doctors and others in the medical profession are intelligent, have received the highest degree of training, and will always do their best when it comes to helping their patients – and in most cases, this is true.

Unfortunately, however, there are instances when medical professionals are lax and fail to live up to the standards set by their profession. Everything from performing an incorrect procedure to delayed diagnosis is medical negligence that may result in harm to a patient.

When errors happen due to carelessness or negligence, patients can suffer personal injury and even death. Additionally, there is the emotional distress and financial burden left in the wake of the incident. Shea Law Group has the experience necessary to fight this unacceptable behavior, protect the patient from additional harm, and ensure their financial stability.

Signs of Medical Malpractice

Some of the most common medical errors happen during surgery, ranging from infection due to inadequate sterilization to performing the wrong surgery. Often, patients don’t realize their injury is due to malpractice, so it can take time to piece together what actually happened.

There are three guidelines that measure whether or not medical malpractice has been committed. All three of these criteria must be met in order for a case to qualify.

Standard of Care

Medical standard of care is meant to ensure all medical professionals behave ethically. Standard of care indicates the level of care that would be expected by a reasonable person under similar circumstances. This may also be referred to as medical protocol by medical professionals. If this level of care is not met, medical malpractice may be indicated.

Injury or Death

An injury or death must have been caused by medical negligence or malpractice. Merely having an injury that is not directly related to an act of malpractice is not sufficient. Furthermore, the burden of proof is on the claimant.

Significant Damages

The injury or death sustained as a result of malpractice must have caused significant damages. These may include unusual pain, disability, financial hardship, physical limitations, job loss, and many more.

Proving Medical Malpractice

The process of proving medical malpractice can be extremely difficult but it is essential to your case. You must prove all of the following three statements to be true.

  • There was a doctor-patient relationship wherein you hired a medical practitioner for evaluation or treatment.
  • The medical professional was negligent, and caused harm or treated you in a way that violates the medical standard of care.
  • The doctor’s negligence caused an injury or death. This can be tricky but you have to show that the injury was “more likely than not” a direct result of the doctor’s treatment.

We highly recommend obtaining the legal assistance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney to help prove your case. These cases are exceedingly difficult to prove, but the malpractice attorneys at Shea Law Group have the knowledge and skill needed to prove your case and ensure you are awarded full compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering.

Shea Law Group – Trusted Attorneys, Proven Results

Our attorneys will provide the expert legal support and guidance you need throughout your case. With years of experience fighting for justice for victims of medical malpractice, our law firm understands the strict laws, regulations, and statutes of limitations that must be followed when filing your claim – and we know exactly what evidence you will need to prove your case.

Call us for your free consultation today, and let us get to work on your Illinois medical malpractice claim. The sooner we get started, the sooner you will be awarded with the compensation you are entitled to.