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How Do You Know If You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

One of our attorneys recently came across an article in the Law Guide to Iowa Medical Malpractice Claims, a publication developed by fellow medical malpractice attorneys from that state. The article addressed the question that most families have after a medical procedure that didn’t go exactly as expected: How do I know if I have a legitimate medical malpractice case?

The article noted that attorneys are not able to argue that a doctor, nurse, medical professional, or product manufacturer made a mistake. Instead, medical malpractice attorneys must hire and rely on expert witnesses in the field in which the client believes a mistake has been made. Hiring experts is expensive, as is the entire process of preparing a case. Therefore, experienced medical malpractice attorneys must be selective in the cases they choose. Most Chicago medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys, like those at Levin and Perconti, only are paid if they are able to successfully recover for the victim and their family.

To determine if you have a case that an Illinois medical malpractice attorney will want to take on, meeting the 3 criteria below means you likely have cause to pursue legal action:

  1. A victim has suffered permanent injury or death during or immediately following a medical procedure or after use of a drug or medical device
  2. There is an indication or admission that a preventable medical mistake has occurred
  3. Other causes for a victim’s death or injury seem unlikely

If you answered yes to the questions above, please contact us to help you. The process can seem daunting, but the medical malpractice attorneys of Levin and Perconti will help you navigate the law. Our attorneys have successfully recovered over $660 million for victims and families throughout Chicago and all of Illinois.