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Medical Malpractice Law: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Our firm is proud to offer strategic advocacy for our clients. We have recovered over $4 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Part of what we do includes answering questions and clearing up misunderstandings regarding our clients' rights. Keep reading for answers to some of the most common questions facing victims of personal injuries. To set up a free case evaluation with our team, contact our Chicago office at (312) 313-0202 today.

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a type of negligence committed by a professional healthcare provider - including, but not limited to, a doctor, nurse, dentist, hospital, technician, or hospital worker - whose care and treatment depart from the standard of care required for that profession, resulting in harm to their patient. Medical malpractice can occur when a healthcare provider does something he/she should not do, or fails to do something he/she should do.

Injuries caused by medical malpractice can cause catastrophic injuries that are permanent in nature or require a significant amount of time to recover. Unfortunately, the victim and his/her family must struggle with the financial consequences of medical malpractice in addition to the physical injury. The Chicago personal injury attorneys at Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. can assist you and your family in recovering a sum that alleviates future financial troubles that result from medical malpractice.

What is negligence?

Under medical malpractice law in Chicago, a key element to having a successful case is proving negligence. Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care, or a failure to use the same degree of care that a reasonably prudent person would use under the same or similar circumstances. Evidence of negligence is the basis for liability in personal injury and wrongful death cases. The Illinois medical negligence attorneys at Power Rogers & Smith can assess evidence of negligence in your case.

Do I need a lawyer to pursue a medical malpractice case?

Yes. Chicago medical malpractice cases are very complex and difficult to pursue, and can be quite expensive to litigate. Illinois attorneys experienced in medical malpractice litigation can best assess and handle your potential medical malpractice case. The team at Power Rogers & Smith has the determination and the resources necessary to fight and win complex medical malpractice cases.

What kind of lawyer should I hire for my medical malpractice action?

When confronted with medical malpractice, you should always hire experienced Illinois malpractice attorneys who know the relevant law. The Chicago malpractice attorneys at Power Rogers & Smith have over three decades of experience handling and winning medical malpractice cases.

  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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