Medical Malpractice

Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Peoria IL

When you’re sick or injured, the last thing you’d expect is a doctor to make it worse. Unfortunately, this can sometimes happen. However, in the case of medical malpractice, Benassi & Benassi, P.C. can represent you. We ensure you receive proper repayment for the damages incurred from doctor or hospital incompetence.

Medical Malpractice

What is Medical Malpractice?

According to Illinois law, medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, healthcare professional or healthcare institution breaches a standard of care when treating a patient, resulting in injury or death.

The standard care of a patient consists of the medical practices accepted by other medical professionals when performing treatment. Additionally, this treatment must consider age, health before treatment and other specifics of the patient’s condition. If this standard of care is not adhered to, this can constitute medical malpractice.

How Can You Recognize Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice becomes apparent in two separate ways: negligence and recklessness. When either results in severe damages, you have the right to take legal action.

Medical Negligence

A doctor is guilty of medical negligence when they provide a patient with treatment or attention below the “standard care” of other medical professionals. Examples include:

  • Error in Anesthesia
  • Mistakes During Childbirth
  • Failure to Diagnose Diseases
  • Failure to Properly Advise Patients
  • Errors During Surgery
  • And More
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Medical Recklessness

Although not as common, medical recklessness occurs when a doctor’s action or inaction harms a patient. The medical profession also calls this “extreme negligence.” Examples include:

  • Performing Medical Procedures While “Under the Influence”
  • Withholding Proper Medical Treatment
  • Administering Lethal Doses of Medication
  • And More

What Are Considered Damages?

The damages you may incur through medical malpractice are much like damages through other personal injury cases. If through medical negligence and recklessness, Benassi & Benassi, P.C. can help you receive payment for damages such as:

  • Medical Expenses – Any costs related to hospital stays, ambulance fees, physical or cognitive therapy, permanent disability and more.
  • Pain and Suffering – The mental or physical distress you endure after medical malpractice, based on the type of injury and seriousness of pain suffered.
  • Lost Wages and Financial Hardship – If you were incapacitated due to improper treatment and were forced to miss out on earning your usual wages.
  • Loss of Affection or Companionship – If a medical mistake results in the death of a spouse or loved one, and the impact of loss on the family.

Statute of Limitations

Illinois malpractice laws claim you have up to two years from when the patient knows of damages to file a lawsuit. Furthermore, a patient cannot bring a malpractice lawsuit more than four years after the medical malpractice has taken place. For patients under the age of 18, there is instead eight years given to file a lawsuit, in the state of Illinois.

Act Fast to Resolve Medical Malpractice Suits

Don’t settle when you know the pain you have endured is not of your own doing. If you have a case for medical malpractice, the Lawyers at Benassi & Benassi, P.C. can represent you, and help you win your lawsuit. We’ve handled multiple medical malpractice cases in Peoria and throughout Illinois. Contact us today at (309) 517-1363. Also, we are located at 300 N.E., Perry Ave., Peoria, IL 61603.