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Preparing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Everyone knows accidents happen every day. In every industry, no one is above making a mistake. But in the healthcare industry, when a mistake is made, it can cost someone their life. Medical malpractice is more common than you might think. So common that the majority of healthcare providers are protected by malpractice insurance. 

Unfortunately, the insurance company doesn’t care about the needs of the injury victim, and often the amount they are willing to settle for is far less than a victim deserves. If this sounds like what you’re going through, you are not alone. 

With the right legal team, you can protect yourself and get justice for what’s happened to you. Continue reading to learn more about what it takes to prepare a strong medical malpractice lawsuit. 

Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Claim

For any medical malpractice claim to win, your lawyer will need to show there has been a breach in the medical standard of care. This is the duty a healthcare provider has to their patient. 

If your healthcare provider made a decision or mistake that another provider of the same training, education level, and experience would not have made, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. 

Some more common examples of cases where a medical malpractice lawsuit may be appropriate include:

  • Surgical errors

  • Anesthesia errors

  • Failure to diagnose

  • Failure to treat

  • Failure to provide follow up care

  • Misdiagnosis 

  • Medication errors

  • Medical product liability

  • Birth injuries

How Much Is Your Lawsuit Worth?

If you want your medical malpractice lawsuit to be fully prepared, you need to be sure that every single loss you have suffered is accounted for. You may not know that you can seek compensation for more than just your medical expenses. You have the right to be made whole, which means you can be compensated for any way your life has been affected by what has happened to you. 

Maybe you were unable to work for a period of time, or are permanently disabled and no longer able to provide for yourself. You could be struggling to cope emotionally, dealing with the loss of companionship and support, and a plethora of other financial and non-financial losses. 

But when your life has been turned upside down by your healthcare provider’s negligence, you’ll want to make sure your attorney knows all the ways your life has been impacted so they can be taken into consideration accordingly. 

Meet with a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Chicago

The medical malpractice claims process can be overwhelming, especially when you are still trying to comprehend what’s happened to you. But with the right medical malpractice attorneys by your side, you can breathe easier knowing a team of legal professionals are fighting for your right to full restitution. 

When you’re ready to take charge of your medical malpractice lawsuit, call Lane & Lane, LLC for help. We can be reached through the convenient contact form on our website or by phone at 312-332-1400 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. 

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At the personal injury law firm of Lane & Lane, LLC, we live by the ideal of doing the right thing. Our attorneys represent plaintiffs who have been injured by acts of negligence—whether that takes the form of a car accident, medical malpractice, or a slip-and-fall, we strive to achieve justice for our clients through obtaining financial compensation to cover their damages and losses. We believe in doing what’s right, and that motivates everything we do. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers take care of their clients. Working with our firm means that you’ll never have to question the motives of your attorney. We’re here to help you recover the most compensation possible—because... View full business profile here: Lane & Lane LLC

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