Law Offices of Mark A. Wells - Serving injured people throughout central Illinois

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice results from the failure of a medical professional to provide adequate treatment to their patient. Your medical providers have a responsibility to act with the degree of care and skill other medical professionals would use under similar circumstances. When these medical standards are not followed and injury results, you need a lawyer who will work with the hospital system and medical law system to find out your rights and legal options. We will obtain and evaluate copies of your medical records and other relevant material. Examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Failure to provide appropriate treatment or a disease or medical condition
  • Failure to diagnose a disease or medical condition
  • Misdiagnosis of a disease or medical condition
  • Unreasonable delay in treating a disease or medical condition

In addition, your medical professional must advise you of all the potential risks which could result from a medical procedure. A medical professional could be held liable if a patient does not give informed consent to a medical procedure that results in harm to the patient, even if the procedure is performed correctly.

Medical malpractice law is a highly technical, specialized field. It is important for you to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as you are injured. The legal system has set a time limit for you to file your lawsuit, and insurance companies do not want you to get a lawyer. But, without our help, you could fail to do the things necessary for a financial recovery.

With our help, and if necessary, you can file a lawsuit against whoever was responsible for the accident or situation that led to your injuries. To find out more about how we can protect your rights and obtain the damages you are entitled to, contact us.

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