Kankakee Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Patients regularly entrust their health and well-being to the care of a physician or other medical practitioner. However, far too often, medical professionals fail to act in accordance with the standards of their profession and deliver sub-standard, or even dangerous, care to innocent and trusting patients.
If you or a loved one has suffered because of the negligent or malicious behavior of a medical practitioner, our Kankakee medical malpractice lawyers can work to get you the help, care, and compensation you need for your losses. Contact the offices of Spiros Law, P.C. today at (815) 929-9292 to schedule a free consultation with a qualified attorney.
Medical Malpractice Cases
Unfortunately, not all health practitioners exercise the appropriate level of care with their patients. Sometimes, negligent doctors, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and other health care workers provide false information, misdiagnose a problem, prescribe or provide incorrect medication, or make other serious mistakes, leaving their patients to suffer the consequences.
The Kankakee medical malpractice attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. are ready and able to help with a variety of medical malpractice situations, including:
- Wrongful Diagnosis/Failure to Diagnose a Condition
- Improper Treatment
- Surgical Errors
- Emergency Room Errors
- Pharmaceutical Errors
- Birth Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Delay in Treatment
- Hospital Negligence
What to do After Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is an unfortunate and common occurrence in the United States. As patients, we put our trust in medical professionals to always act in the best interest of our health and wellbeing. Sadly, doctors do not always properly follow protocols, and patient health can suffer as a result. If you find yourself in a situation where you think your health may have been compromised by the actions of your doctor, there are a few key steps you should take. Dealing with a medical malpractice incident can be complex and confusing, but following the steps below can make the process much easier.
1. Collect All Relevant Information
When it comes to medical malpractice, you can never have too much information or evidence. Once you suspect that malpractice has occurred, begin to compile all the information you think may be relevant. This includes collecting lab results, the names of healthcare providers involved, details of prescriptions, dates of surgeries and more. Also, be sure to document your symptoms and the conversations you have with your doctors. This information may be essential in proving to a jury that medical malpractice has occurred.
2. Ask Questions
Patients should always feel like they are able to openly communicate with their doctor. In the case of medical malpractice, it is especially important to ask your doctor tough questions. Be sure to ask your doctor how they have treated your injuries or illnesses, and why exactly they chose that course of action.
3. Ask the Hospital for an Investigation
Filing an investigation with the hospital where you received care can be very beneficial. While the results of the investigation may not be revealed to you, you will have raised awareness of possible malpractice and should receive some form of explanation from the hospital’s risk manager.
4. Find an Experienced Attorney
Having a tough lawyer fighting on your side in a medical malpractice case can make all the difference. These cases can be very complicated, but an experienced lawyer will be able to guide you through the process and strengthen your chances are receiving compensation.
If you are suffering because of the errors of a health care worker, you may qualify to gain compensation for your losses. The Kankakee medical malpractice attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. can evaluate your case and fight to preserve your rights and dignity in this trying time. Contact our offices at (815) 929-9292.