Aurora Medical Malpractice Attorney Pursues Justice for Patients
Experienced Illinois Firm Works to Hold Healthcare Providers Accountable
Doctors, nurses and other individuals who work in the health care industry are responsible for making decisions and taking action to help patients and improve their overall health. Unfortunately, there are times when medical professionals fail to act or act in ways that ultimately lead to patients suffering harm, injury and even death. Attorney Larry Amoni is an accomplished Aurora medical malpractice attorney who helps individuals and families pursue compensation to address mistakes made by medical providers. We have a successful track record of representing Illinois residents in a broad range of these cases.
Are medical errors common?
A study from John Hopkins estimated that 250,000 people die annually due to healthcare negligence. This number is shocking, but the amount of medical malpractice lawsuits filed is less than 10 percent of that total. Part of the reason is because it can be quite difficult to prove one of these cases in court. Attorney Larry Amoni has more than 40 years of experience practicing personal injury law and can assert your rights effectively if the required elements exist.
Examples of medical malpractice
Common forms of medical malpractice include:
- Misdiagnosis — A doctor’s failure to recognize the signs of severe illness could result in substantial harm. If a misdiagnosis caused or exacerbated cancer, a heart attack, stroke or another significant medical condition, our firm will seek appropriate relief.
- Surgical mistakes — Patients on the operating room table are vulnerable to serious errors such as wrong-site surgery, anesthesia problems and foreign objects left in the body.
- Birth injuries — Improper use of instruments like forceps or excessive force during labor and delivery can lead to birth injuries, such as shoulder dystocia, Erb’s palsy and cerebral palsy. These conditions could have harmful effects that last long beyond infancy.
- Medication errors — Pharmaceuticals can be very dangerous if prescribed in the wrong dosage or without regard for potentially dangerous drug interactions.
In certain instances, a medical malpractice victim does not survive. Our firm also handles wrongful death litigation when this happens to help bereaved loved ones hold careless medical providers accountable.
Where does medical malpractice typically occur in Illinois?
Though people might automatically associate medical practice with surgical errors, this type of negligence can occur in many settings. If you or a loved one suffered harm in a doctor’s office, nursing home, outpatient clinic or any other type of healthcare facility, we can help determine if a potential claim exists. By consulting with experts in a given field, Attorney Larry Amoni can assess whether a potential legal claim exists and pursue full compensation if malpractice occurred.
What you can expect from an Illinois medical malpractice claim
Due to the complex nature of medical malpractice cases, it is important to rely on a personal injury attorney who knows how to appropriately and successfully pursue these matters to achieve a positive outcome. For more than 40 years, we have represented individuals throughout the Aurora area and fought to recover the compensation they need to heal and move forward in their lives. Our firm will conduct the necessary investigation to construct the strongest possible case. When making a settlement demand or litigating a claim, our firm considers current and future medical costs, lost wages, rehabilitation expenses, permanent effects such as disfigurement and the pain and suffering you endured due to a doctor or hospital’s negligence.
How do you establish a medical malpractice claim?
The process of filing a medical malpractice claim is more complex than other types of personal injury matters. First, an injured party must be able to establish that a doctor or nurse failed to provide the level of care that a reasonable individual would provide in the same situation. Along with the Complaint, an Affidavit of Merit must be submitted where an expert declares that professional standards were violated in the course of the plaintiff’s treatment. Illinois imposes a two-year statute of limitations for filing medical malpractice claims, which means that a claim must be filed within two years of an injury or death or within two years of discovering that negligence contributed to an injury or death. However, this deadline can be delayed for up to two years if the harm was not immediately apparent.
Contact a knowledgeable Illinois medical malpractice attorney for a free consultation
Amoni Law Offices, P.C. represents residents of the Western Suburbs in medical malpractice actions against negligent doctors and hospitals. To make an appointment for a free consultation, please call 630-473-4008 or contact us online. Our office is located in Aurora.