Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney
Cook County Medical Malpractice Lawyers
At Curcio Law Offices, our attorneys have considerable experience prosecuting medical malpractice claims against hospitals, nursing homes, emergency room staff, doctors, nurses, surgeons, and dentists. We have won millions of dollars in settlement and jury verdicts in Illinois medical malpractice claims for our injured clients.
Medical malpractice cases are complex and difficult to prove. Under Illinois law, medical providers cannot be held liable unless they deviated from the standard of care of the local medical community. Health-care providers, hospitals, and their insurance carriers often claim that medical injuries result from known complications related to medical procedures or were simply unavoidable and therefore they cannot be held liable. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice claims involve:
- failure to diagnose
- cancer misdiagnosis
- surgical errors
- emergency room errors
- birth-related injuries
- failure to obtain informed consent
- prescription drug errors
- nursing home negligence
Our firm has developed relationships with some of the nations leading medical professionals to help us determine the cause of medical injuries, as well as the long term medical and financial consequences of those injuries.
A Word About So-Called “Tort Reform”
As a result of heavy influence from medical associations, the insurance industry and corporate lobbyists, a new Illinois law limits the amount patients or surviving family members can recover for non-economic losses in medical negligence and malpractice claims. The maximum award for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, or loss of consortium of a deceased loved one is $500,000 against doctors and $1,000,000 against hospitals.
Notwithstanding this, Curcio Law Offices is working to protect your rights and have this unfair legislation repealed. Our attorneys strive to obtain the policy limit for non-economic damages, and full compensation for economic losses such as medical expenses, and future medical care and lost wages.
Contact our Cook County Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a member of your family has been injured as a result of a medical error, please contact the Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Curcio Law Offices in downtown Chicago call 312.321.1111 or contact us online and schedule a Free Consultation today.