DuPage County Medical Malpractice Attorney
Delayed Diagnosis, Misdiagnosis and Doctor Error Lawyer Serving Hinsdale, LaGrange and Downers Grove
When a patient visits a health care provider, there is an expectation that he or she will receive a certain “standard of care.” If that does not happen and the patient is injured or dies as a result, there may be grounds for a medical malpractice claim. Medicine is not an exact science, and there is a lot of subjectivity about whether or not a mistake was made. A poor result is not enough to justify a medical malpractice suit. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, our attorneys are experienced in handling all types of medical malpractice claims. We will carefully evaluate the circumstances of your case and advise you if and how you should move forward with your claim.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Mistakes happen to everyone, but when they happen in medicine, they can have serious, life-altering consequences. There are many different types of medical negligence that can lead to a medical malpractice claim. Some include:
- Failure to Diagnosis – Missing key signs of an illness can rob a patient of necessary medical treatment in a timely fashion.
- Misdiagnosis – Mistaking one illness for another can lead to improper treatment and delay the appropriate treatment.
- Delayed Diagnosis – Failure to diagnose in a timely fashion can cause the illness to progress unnecessarily making treatment more difficult and less successful.
- Improper Treatment – Pursuing the wrong treatment and delaying proper care can have serious ramifications.
- Medication Errors – Prescribing or administering the wrong medication can be life threatening.
- Surgical Error – Mistakes made during surgery can profoundly affect the outcome of the surgery and the patient’s health.
- Unnecessary Surgery – Prescribing surgery when more conservative and less invasive treatment options existed (but were not properly considered) can expose a doctor to liability if the patient is injured or dies as a result of the surgery.
- Anesthesia Errors – Failing to properly prepare, administer or monitor anesthesia during a surgery can be life-threatening.
- Birth Trauma and Labor Errors – Failure to properly identify and handle complications during labor can have serious consequences for both mother and child.
Medical malpractice claims are challenging and require an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney. If you or a loved one has been injured or died as the result of medical negligence, contact us at 630-920-8855 to schedule a free consultation. We work with clients throughout DuPage, Cook, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.