Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Medical Malpractice & Negligence in Illinois

We go to the doctor to improve our health, but unfortunately, doctors and other medical professionals sometimes make errors that result in serious injuries, life-threatening complications, and death.

At Anesi Ozmon, we have extensive experience in all types of medical malpractice cases. Our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys have successfully represented clients in cases involving birth injuries, surgical negligence, misdiagnosis, failure to detect cancer, mismanagement of medical care, improper administration of prescription drugs, defective medical devices, failure to warn or obtain a patient’s consent, and more. We have been helping individuals and families throughout Illinois since 1955 and are ready to fight for the justice you deserve.

Call us at 312-372-3822 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare providers, such as doctors and hospitals, make mistakes or act in a way that falls short of what is known as the “standard of acceptable care.” The “standard of acceptable care” is a legal standard that outlines the acceptable level of treatment or care that should be provided in different situations. For example, emergency room doctors are held to a different standard of acceptable care than dental hygienists working in a dentist’s office.

To have a medical malpractice case, you must prove that your healthcare provider failed to uphold the standard of acceptable care. In other words, you must prove that they failed to act in the same way as another qualified healthcare provider would have in the same or similar circumstances. This establishes negligence, through act or omission, and serves as the grounds for a medical malpractice case that could lead to damages.

It is not enough to show simply that you sought medical care and did not improve, or that your condition worsened. Instead, you must prove that the medical provider who treated you was somehow negligent and caused your injuries.

Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

Some of the most common examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Birth injuries or obstetric malpractice, resulting in infant brain damage and other injuries
  • Failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, or misdiagnosis of serious diseases, such as cancer, leading to wrongful death or other injuries
  • Improper administration of anesthesia, resulting in respiratory failure, severe tracheal damage, and other injuries
  • Hospital negligence, including failure of hospital personnel to properly monitor patients, resulting in infections, falls, and other injuries
  • Failure to prevent hospital-acquired infection, resulting in life-threatening staph infection or other complications
  • Emergency room errors, resulting in serious injuries, such as patients suffering a heart attack after being sent home
  • Surgical and postoperative care errors, resulting in life-threatening infections and other injuries
  • Radiological misdiagnosis, resulting in delayed diagnosis of cancer
  • Walk-in clinic and urgent care errors from misdiagnosing an underlying condition or other mistakes
  • Medication errors, including improper dosage, wrong medication, and pharmacy errors

These and other forms of medical negligence can have devastating consequences, leading to life-altering injuries, permanent impairments, and wrongful death.

Who Is Liable for Medical Malpractice?

Determining who is liable in a medical malpractice case can be extremely challenging. In some cases, liability may lie with the at-fault doctor, nurse, or healthcare professional. In other instances, the medical institution that employs the at-fault party could be legally liable.

Depending on the specific details of your case, any of the following parties may be liable:

  • A medical professional, such as a physician, nurse, physician assistant, anesthesiologist, dentist, surgeon, oncologist, obstetrician, or physical therapist
  • A hospital or hospital emergency room department
  • An urgent care center or facility
  • A dental office
  • An outpatient center or rehabilitation facility

This is not an exhaustive list. At Anesi Ozmon, our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys understand how to investigate these claims and determine who is liable.

Why Choose Anesi Ozmon?

Patients entrust their health and medical care to physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers and organizations. Inherent in that trust is the expectation that, in rendering care and treatment, medical providers will comply with the appropriate standards of care. When this does not occur, it is important that individuals or the families of those who die due to medical negligence seek legal representation.

At Anesi Ozmon, our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys are experienced in the complexities of modern medical science, as well as in handling medical cases from investigation through trial. We have successfully handled all types of medical malpractice cases and have secured numerous settlements and verdicts for our clients. We have the resources, experience, and skill to advocate for your maximum recovery.

Contact us online or call our office today at 312-372-3822 to request a complimentary consultation.