Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of a medical professional, you may be able to make a claim for compensation for your losses. The Illinois personal injury attorneys at Cates Mahoney, LLC can help you decide if a medical malpractice claim is in your best interests and explain what to expect from your case.
Modern medicine is amazing. It can cure complex diseases and relieve extreme pain. While working with complicated technology and medical treatments, medical professionals are expected to perform according to a set of principles. They must use caution and abide by a standard of care. If they do not, they can potentially cause great harm. When that happens to you, our Belleville medical malpractice lawyers can help.
Our team has significant experience handling various types of Illinois medical malpractice claims and obtaining successful results for people who were injured by a healthcare provider’s error. We understand through our work with countless individuals and families that being harmed by a trusted medical provider can change your life.
We also know that making the decision to seek justice for your injury can be a difficult one. We’re here to stand by you through the entire process and fight to obtain accountability through compensation from the provider or facility that caused you harm.
Call us today at 618-277-3644 for a free consultation, or use our online contact form, to find out how our medical malpractice attorneys can help you.
Let Us Help You Obtain the Compensation You Deserve
If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for the following past and future losses:
- Emotional distress
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Wage loss
Every claim is different. Let our medical malpractice attorneys evaluate your claim and determine how much you may be able to recover from those who caused your injuries. We will work to obtain the maximum compensation possible in your case.
Because medical professionals often hold lives in their hands, unfortunately, fatal injuries can occur due to medical malpractice. If your loved one was injured and passed away due to injuries caused by medical negligence, you may have many unexpected expenses. Our attorneys will help you obtain compensation through a wrongful death claim for the following losses:
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Grief, sorrow, and mental suffering
- Loss of consortium, or the relationship with your loved one
- Loss of economic support
- Loss of instruction, moral training, and superintendence of education of children
- Medical bills and other expenses incurred prior to the passing of your loved one
If you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, you may feel overwhelmed. We will take on the negligent doctors and hospitals for you, and seek compensation from those who are responsible for the loss of your friend or family member.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider or hospital fails to uphold a reasonable standard of care resulting in injury or death. There are customary and accepted ways of treating patients that involve evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment standards. When someone fails to meet those standards, patients can suffer.
Medical malpractice can include acts or omissions that result in harm or death. It may also occur due to the negligent hiring, training, or supervision of medical staff. Both medical providers and treatment facilities can be held accountable for negligence, as well as individual practitioners such as doctors, anesthesiologists, nurses, or pharmacists.
Contact us today
Our attorneys have extensive experience dealing with medical malpractice claims in Illinois and throughout the United States. We are familiar with the laws that will enable you to recover compensation for your losses. We will help you understand the law and what kind of claim may benefit you most.Contact us today at 618-277-3644 to let us begin working for you.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims We Handle
Cates Mahoney, LLC has extensive experience with many types of medical malpractice cases. We have the knowledge and resources to help you navigate the legal issues associated with these complicated claims. We have represented people who have been injured in a variety of situations, including the following:
- Anesthesia Injuries
- Birth Injuries
- Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Doctor or Physician Error
- Erb’s Palsy
- Failure to Diagnose
- Failure to Obtain Informed Consent
- Hospital Errors
- Pharmaceutical Malpractice
- Surgical Errors
Contact an Illinois Medical Malpractice Attorney Right Away
In Illinois, like most other states, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim for medical malpractice. You must start a lawsuit within two years of when you became aware of, or should have become aware of, the injury caused by the medical malpractice. There are a few exceptions to this time limit which may or may not apply to your claims.
It can take time to determine if filing a lawsuit is in your best interests. We will obtain a review of your claim by a physician to determine whether there was a breach of the standard of care necessary before a lawsuit can be filed in Illinois. You should contact our Illinois medical malpractice lawyers at Cates Mahoney, LLC immediately upon becoming aware of a possible issue with medical treatment you received. We will help you determine the best course of action.
How Our Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Cates Mahoney, LLC Can Help
Medical malpractice claims can be complicated to prove. Doctors, hospitals, and other medical providers and companies have deep pockets and teams of lawyers. An effective claim will require an in-depth investigation and medical expert opinions. When you discover that you’ve been injured due to medical negligence, you should hire a personal injury lawyer to help you navigate the complex legal issues associated with medical malpractice claims.
Cates Mahoney, LLC has experience representing people who have been injured due to many different types of medical malpractice. We understand the stress and confusion that you may be experiencing. Contact us today at 618-277-3644 to find out how we can help you.
Providing experienced representation throughout Illinois, our office is conveniently located in Swansea. Serving the surrounding communities, including but not limited to Belleville, Carbondale, Chester, East St. Louis, St. Louis, Edwardsville, Granite City, Waterloo and Madison County, Monroe County and Randolph County.