Last week this blog discussed the sad case of a Cook County woman whose husband allegedly lost his life after suffering skin wounds while under the care of medical professionals. Unfortunately, situations like this are not rare. In fact, a 1999 study by the Institute of Medicine reported that annually, anywhere between 44,000 individuals to 98,000 individuals lost their lives while in the care of medical facilities due to medical mistakes that could have been prevented.
There are many different types of medical mistakes that an individual in Chicago could be the victim of. For example, a delay in diagnosis, failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis could all lead to a worsened condition, resulting in an individual’s death. Also, when it comes to surgery, an individual could lose the person’s life due to otherwise preventable surgical errors or anesthesia errors. In addition, prescription drug errors can also prove to be deadly.
The families of those who lost their lives due to these or any other medical errors may not know what their options for recovery are. In these circumstances, the advice of a medical malpractice attorney can be invaluable.
For example, the legal team at Healy Scanlon Law Firm is ready and able to serve residents of Cook County who have lost a loved one due to medical negligence. They are able to analyze the facts of their client’s cases and explain how the laws in Illinois apply to those facts. Whether it is through examining their client’s medical records, the credentials of the medical professionals at issue or the protocols followed by the medical facility that cared for the patient, it is important that each individual’s case is thoroughly assessed, so that an appropriate result is reached.
Medical malpractice in Illinois is an all-too common issue. However, Illinois personal injury attorneys are available to advise their clients who have suffered from medical negligence.