Medical malpractice attorneys represent individuals who have been injured as a result of a negligent act or substandard medical care on the part of a medical professional. Medical malpractice includes such acts as misdiagnosis, improper prescription as well as hospital negligence.

Complex and lengthy cases:

Medical malpractice cases tend to be very lengthy, your Chicago medical malpractice law firm needs to do a great deal of preliminary research to strengthen the position of their clients claim. The same is true when it comes to the insurance company or companies involved; they too take time to prepare. Anyone bringing a law suit of this nature must exercise a great deal of patience. Because of the complexity of these cases you can expect to spend a considerable amount of time with your lawyer, as such you need to engage the services of a law firm that you feel comfortable with.

Proof required:

To successful prosecute a medical malpractice case your lawyer will have to prove a number of things:

A doctor-patient relationship must have existed
The care that the doctor provided fell below what is considered to be the acceptable standard
That there is a direct relationship between the medical practitioners negligent act and the harm to the patient
Damages must be demonstrated

No guarantees:

No lawyer, regardless of the area of law in which he or she specializes, will ever guarantee success. With the number of variables and the complexity of these cases, the majority end up in front of a judge and jury, although some do get settled out of court. This being the case, the Chicago medical malpractice law firm that you hire must have an exemplary track record in winning cases. Most medical malpractice attorneys take case based on contingency; in the event they win for their client they are paid a set industry standard percentage of the award as their legal fee.

If you have suffered harm as a result of negligence on the part of a medical professional you should consider hiring a Chicago medical malpractice law firm and suing for compensation. To discuss the details of your case you are invited to contact the Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo, LLC. Like us on our facebook page.

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