Chicago Hospital Malpractice Attorneys

Hospital negligence can lead to serious injury or death and includes medical malpractice by doctors, nurses, nurse’s aides, physician’s assistants and technicians who are employed by Chicago hospitals. Some of the types of Chicago hospital negligence includes inadequate staffing, inadequate supervision, or the failure to perform or properly interpret diagnostic tests.
Regardless of how it occurs, there is no excuse for putting Chicago patients in danger by providing inadequate or negligent care. Licensed and regulated by Federal and State law, Chicago hospitals must adhere to certain policies and procedures in order to ensure the health and well-being of their Chicago patients. When patients are injured due to negligence, Chicago hospitals are liable for the injuries they cause.

If you have suffered injuries at the hands of a medical professional in Chicago or the Suburbs you may be entitled to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. I have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and I will fight for you!!! Me and my team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you! We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, I understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago recover for injuries resulting from a medical professional’s negligence. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs I am here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Me or one of my experienced medical malpractice attorneys would be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and would be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call me now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

In addition to Chicago hospital negligence cases, I also handles emergency room error claims. Emergency rooms must care for critical and non-critical patients in a fast-paced environment. Staff in emergency rooms are trained in triage—the assessment of the seriousness of a medical condition in order to provide prompt care when needed. An incorrect assessment of a patient’s condition can lead to delayed diagnosis and delayed treatment, which can lead to death for critically ill or injured Chicago patients.

Emergency room malpractice often involves failure to diagnose:

  • Failure to diagnose heart attack during emergency room visit. For example, a young man shows up at the emergency room complaining of severe chest pain. The emergency room doctor dismisses his concerns, briefly examines him, and sends him home for rest. The man dies of a heart attack later that night.
  • Failure to diagnose a stroke. For example, a man arrives at the emergency room complaining of dizziness, slurred speech and facial weakness. The emergency room doctor misdiagnoses the man, prescribes some medication and sends him home. However, the man has had a stroke and suffers permanent injury due to the failure to diagnose stroke at the emergency room.
  • Failure to discover a life-threatening aneurysm. For example, an emergency room doctor fails to recognize the grave danger facing a patient who had an orange-size aneurysm threatening to rupture a major blood vessel in his stomach. Instead of calling a surgeon to examine the patient, the doctor sends him home with a painkiller, a bad choice for a patient at risk of abdominal bleeding. Later that night, the aneurysm bursts and the patient dies.
  • Failure to diagnose meningitis. For example, a mother brings her infant to an emergency with fever, irritability that is difficult to calm, decreased appetite, rash, vomiting, and a shrill cry. The doctor prescribes ibuprofen and sends the infant home. The infant later dies from complications of meningitis.

In addition to failure to diagnose, emergency room malpractice can involve:

  • Failing to treat a patient in a timely manner. A patient’s condition worsens or a patient dies while in the waiting room.
  • Inadequate follow-up. An emergency room doctor sends a patient home and does not follow-up when standard medical care would require some follow-up. This can include not reporting test results.
  • Administration of the wrong medication or the wrong dose of a medication.
  • Prescription error.

I understand how to challenge Chicago hospitals, identify violations of policy and regulations by those hospitals, and uncover Chicago hospital negligence. Relentless and comprehensive, I interview Chicago hospital staff, obtain records, and conduct a thorough investigation of my own. My attorneys also seek to help you get the care you need so that you and your family can begin to recover.

Throughout your case we will remain attentive and responsive to your medical and legal needs and meticulously prepare your case for trial. I seek out and retains the top medical specialists in the field to bring a comprehensive knowledge base to your case that will surpass the medical expertise on the other side. If necessary, I also retain expert accountants and financial analysts because many Chicago hospital negligence cases have their own set of associated losses including lost wages, the cost of care and many other monetary costs. In order to accurately assess what these costs will be for the remainder of a victim’s life, we use financial professionals to derive fair resolutions for injury victims.

If you or a family member have suffered a personal injury as a result of medical malpractice, negligence or carelessness of a Chicago doctor or other Chicago health care provider, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice due to the Failure to diagnose a malfunctioning shunt by a Chicago doctor or other Chicago health care provider, please contact me at (312) 888-8000 to learn more about your legal rights.


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