Under the law, medical practitioners have a responsibility to act according to the governing standard of care when providing treatment to patients. Failure to do so that results in injury to the patient can be cause for a medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice claims can arise for a number of reasons including:
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Improper medical treatment
- Surgical mistakes
- Prescription drug error
- Anesthesia errors
- Obstetrical negligence and birth injuries
- Hospital errors
- Nursing home abuse and negligence
A medical malpractice claim may be brought against any responsible health-care provider responsible for providing medical care to the patient including hospitals, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nursing homes and clinics. These claims are extremely difficult to win, even with a valid claim. Whatever care is provided by the doctor or nurse–surgery, for example–there is a minimum level of care that must be taken. Proving that the doctor or nurse failed to provide that care is a necessary element of winning a medical malpractice law suit in Illinois. Beyond that, you must also prove the injuries that resulted from that failure to provide that level of care. The insurance companies fight these cases every step of the way, making these cases tough to win. If you’ve been injured by a medical care provider and you believe it was caused by negligent care, you need a strong, experienced advocate by your side. You must prove that the medical provider (doctor, nurse, etc.)If you or a family member has been injured as the result of the negligence or carelessness of a health care provider, Bogdan Martinovich can help you file a medical malpractice case. Mr. Martinovich has practiced personal injury law in Illinois for over 35 years and is experienced with handling a wide variety of medical malpractice cases.
Most births are a source of joy and excitement for new parents. In some unfortunate cases, however, that joy is undermined by birth injuries caused by the negligence or carelessness of a physician, hospital or hospital staff. Many birth injuries are catastrophic including those causing brain damage, paralysis or even death. Severe birth injuries can require a lifetime of care for the newborn, and that care comes at a significant financial burden for the family. In birth injury claims, it is critically important to choose a knowledgeable attorney to ensure the best possible outcome. Attorney Bogdan Martinovich has handled birth injury cases for many years and works closely with families to help ease some of the financial burden of these tragedies.
Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your medical malpractice case. We will carefully evaluate the merits of your case and provide reasoned counsel on how to move forward.