Chicago Medical Negligence Lawyers
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People go to the hospital, urgent care clinic, doctor’s office or other health-care facility in hopes of getting better. Unfortunately, for too many people in Chicago, they end up getting worse due to medical errors and other forms of medical malpractice.
According to a recent study by Johns Hopkins, more than 250,000 people in the United States die every year because of medical mistakes, making it the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. Roughly one million people suffer some form of injury due to medical malpractice. Many more cases go unreported.
How does medical malpractice happen?
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If you are concerned that a doctor has misdiagnosed a medical condition for you or someone you love, it can be difficult to navigate the waters to try to get justice and compensation for the wrongs that have befallen you and/or your family. The laws around medical malpractice are complicated and it can be difficult to hold doctors and hospitals accountable for being negligent in a patient’s care.
Having a top rated medical malpractice lawyer from Latherow & Duignan can help give you the peace of mind that you are not in this alone. When you have the experienced and successful team of legal professionals from Latherow & Duignan on your side, they can take the stress of the legal aspects of your case off of your shoulders so that you can focus on healing, or helping someone you care about heal.
Mr. Latherow and Ms. Duignan pursue compensation for individuals who have sustained catastrophic injuries, and they also file wrongful death claims on behalf of families whose loved ones died because of medical errors or substandard medical care. Latherow & Duignan represents clients in such medical malpractice claims as:
- Anesthesiologist, physician, nurse, and other health care specialist errors
- Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, and failure to inform
- Surgeon errors
- Emergency room and hospital negligence
- Serious infections, staph infection, and gangrene
- Medication errors—over-medication, under-medication, failure to medicate
- Breach of accepted medical standard of care
- Failure to follow advanced medical directives and living wills
- Wrongful death