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Medical Malpractice FAQ

1. What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to the injuries received by a patient that are the result of professional negligence by health care provider(s). It also refers to the claim family members may have as the result of the death of a loved one that occurred as the result of the professional negligence of health care provider(s). There is no typical area of medical malpractice, as each case is different; however, examples of types of medical negligence include misdiagnosis of illnesses or diseases, improper treatment of the patient, surgical errors, emergency room errors, nursing errors and injuries to a baby at the time of birth. There are many more kinds of medical malpractice.

2. If I call for a consultation, will there be a charge?

There is no charge for a consultation about a medical malpractice claim.

3. How will you determine if my case is worth pursuing?

At the initial consultation a decision will normally be made as to whether the attorney is interested in going to the next step. The next step is to acquire all the medical records and review them. A decision has to be made at that stage to determine if the client and the attorney feel it is worthwhile to incur the expense of hiring an expert to render an opinion as to whether professional negligence has occurred.

4. Will bringing a lawsuit be an unpleasant experience?

Bringing a lawsuit is a very stressful experience. All lawsuits have a financial cost as well as an emotional cost. Without a lawsuit or the threat of a lawsuit, it is rarely possible to achieve a fair recovery for the client.

5. Do I have a case?

Before any decision can be made as to whether you have a claim, all of the facts must be reviewed. In the case of medical malpractice cases, all medical records must be reviewed by another medical professional before a final decision can be made as to whether or not a case is potentially viable.

6. How do I go about pursuing a medical malpractice suit?

Go to the Contact Us page and fill out the appropriate information. We will review your information and contact you about setting up an appointment.

Contact our Peoria, Illinois Lawyers

Our attorneys handle cases for clients throughout the state of Illinois; however our practice is based primarily in central Illinois including the cities of Peoria, Eureka, Champaign, Bloomington-Normal, Pekin, Springfield, Rock Island, and surrounding areas. Please contact Benassi & Benassi. We are committed to providing positive resolutions to our clients' legal disputes so they can move on with their lives.

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Workers’ Compensation
Motor Vehicle Accident
Family Law/Dissolution
Personal Injury/Nursing Home Negligence/Medical Malpractice
Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment

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Employment Discrimination
Retaliation claims and Whistleblower in the Workplace
Class Action Lawsuit and Multi-Plaintiff Cases
Civil Rights Litigation
Employment Law