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Medical Malpractice Litigation Attorney Chicago, IL

At Kanuru Law Group, our personal injury attorneys have years of experience representing clients and their families who have been the victim of medical negligence and malpractice.  These cases can be a result of any number of things, including surgical and pharmacy errors, nursing and physician mistakes, and emergency room care.  We have settled our Chicago and national medical malpractice cases through mediation, settlement, and jury trials when necessary.

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice or negligence occurs when healthcare professionals (nurse, doctor, pharmacist) fail to meet the standard of care for their patients, meaning they failed to care for their patient in a way that other reasonable, careful healthcare professionals would. This substandard ‘care’ and treatment results in injury, harm, or even death to the patient.

What is the standard of care?

When it comes to determining if a patient has a medical malpractice case, the healthcare professional’s standard of care is the pivotal component to your case. The standard of care is the industry standard, so for example, in a brain surgery case, the standard of care would be what other competent brain surgeons would recommend for a specific patient.

While some cases may be more difficult to prove, some are very apparent, such as using unsanitary tools or leaving a surgical tool in the patient during surgery. No matter the case, we will determine the standard of care in your situation and establish if you have a case.

Do I have a medical malpractice claim?

In order to determine if you have a medical malpractice case, there needs to be a thorough investigation from a proficient medical negligence attorney. At the Kanuru Law Group, we will procure and thoroughly review your medical records and other supplemental documents to determine if the care and treatment were negligible. Each case is different and requires different documents, but after careful review and evaluation, we will let you know if you have a case or not.

Medical malpractice damages

First, there are no legal fees to you unless we recover damages for your medical malpractice case. In the event that we win a medical negligence case, you will be eligible for money damages that are determined based on current and future medical expenses that you incurred as a result of the malpractice. Additionally, loss of wages and other economic damages will be calculated and factored in so you are not financially penalized due to your injuries. Finally, your quality of life, pain, and suffering may all be factors in your money damages.

Common medical malpractice claims

Generally, healthcare professionals are not trying to harm their patients intentionally, but critical errors do happen and must be accounted for. Medical negligence claims are filed for a variety of reasons, but commonly, they are filed for these reasons:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Trachea damage, brain damage, death
  • Childbirth
  • Injuries to child, mother, wrongful birth, wrongful pregnancy
  • Communication errors
  • Hospital fault
  • Hospital’s failure to maintain equipment or a safe, clean environment
  • Medication errors
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Cancer, heart attacks, meningitis, pneumonia
  • Surgical errors
  • Amputation of wrong limb, leaving instruments inside the body, surgery performed on the wrong patient, organ and nerve damage, unsanitary tools

 

 

 

 

 

File a medical malpractice claim

When you or a loved one have been injured as a result of medical negligence, your whole world gets turned up upside down. At the Kanuru Law Group, we genuinely care about you; we care about more than the law and will help you through your greatest time of need, supporting you in all ways while you recover. You can focus on our health knowing that we are fighting tenaciously for you so the wrongful party is held accountable.

If you have been harmed by medical malpractice or if your family member has suffered wrongful death, please contact the defective product attorneys at the Kanuru Law Group today: 312-801-2000.