Medical malpractice and legal remedies, what are my options?

On Behalf of The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C.

December 11, 2014

The majority of Illinois resident will require medical assistance at some point in their lifetime. Regardless of how minor or major the medical issue may be, patients depend on medical staff to carry out diagnosis, procedures or treatments free of error. It is an unfortunate reality that medical mistakes are made and patients suffer as a result. If negligence is believed to have contributed to a medical mistake, a medical malpractice claim — among others — may be an appropriate legal remedy.

Peoria is home to a massive medical community that serves Central Illinois. Hospitals and clinics here offer a variety of services ranging from simple to complex procedures. Regardless of the well-rounded medical offerings that can be found in this area, medical errors do occur. Some common errors that may qualify as medical malpractice include:

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Nursing errors
  • Infection
  • Pharmacy errors

This list contains just a sampling of possible issues that can arise. To find a more extensive list or to learn more about how a medical malpractice attorney may be able to assist you, please visit our Peoria Medical Malpractice Lawyer page. If you think you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice a statute of limitations does apply on these cases, so seeking assistance in a timely manner is imperative.

Illinois residents who have been injured or lost a loved one have the right to question if medical negligence was a contributing factor. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can investigate the issue and provide information on all legal options available. If it is decided that legal action is appropriate, some legal remedies that may be considered include medical malpractice, personal injury or even wrongful death claims. Claims that are handled successfully can be awarded with the maximum amount of compensation available for the damages suffered.