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Medical Malpractice

Rockford Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Experienced Advocacy for Medical Malpractice Victims in Illinois 

In the realm of healthcare, trust is paramount. When that trust is violated due to medical malpractice, the consequences can be devastating for the victims. DeRango & Cain, LLC is dedicated to advocating for those suffering from medical negligence. If you or a loved one has experienced medical malpractice in Rockford, our seasoned attorneys are here to guide you through the complex legal process and ensure your rights are protected.

Call DeRango & Cain, LLC today at (815) 216-5911 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our medical malpractice attorney in Rockford!

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in Illinois?

Medical malpractice suits are taken out on medical professionals who were negligent in treating a patient. However, a doctor cannot always be held accountable for a mistake. Other healthcare professionals must testify that the mistake could have been reasonably prevented to confirm a medical malpractice case. Examples of medical malpractice include:

  • A misdiagnosis that led to unnecessary treatment
  • A misdiagnosis that prevented a patient from receiving more effective care
  • Leaving surgical instruments inside a patient
  • Failure to warn a patient about obvious health risks
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Insufficient aftercare
  • Premature discharge
  • Neglecting to review a patient’s medical history

Serious medical malpractice comes in varying forms. It can stem from an error during a surgical procedure or a failure to diagnose. Both situations can result in long-term damage to the victim and require numerous hospital visits. We aim to help our clients recover the compensation they need to cover medical-related costs during this trying time.

At DeRango & Cain, LLC, our attorneys have extensive experience investigating these common causes of medical malpractice and holding responsible parties accountable.

Understanding Recoverable Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims

In the aftermath of medical malpractice, victims often face a profound impact on their physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Seeking legal recourse allows individuals to pursue compensation for various damages incurred during this challenging experience. The recoverable damages in a medical malpractice claim encompass a range of losses, including but not limited to:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for current and anticipated medical bills arising from the malpractice. This includes costs related to surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any other necessary treatments deemed essential for the victim's recovery.
  • Lost Wages: Restitution for income lost due to the malpractice. This extends to cover both past and future earnings that may be adversely affected due to the consequences of the malpractice, such as the inability to work or diminished earning capacity.
  • Pain and Suffering: Settlement for the physical and emotional anguish endured by the victim. This category of damages acknowledges the non-economic toll of the malpractice, encompassing the pain, suffering, and mental distress experienced by the affected individual.
  • Loss of Consortium: Damages awarded to the spouse or family members of the victim. Recognizing the profound impact on personal relationships, loss of consortium damages compensates for the deprivation of companionship, support, and intimacy resulting from the malpractice.
  • Punitive Damages: Applicable in extreme negligence or intentional misconduct cases. Punitive damages serve a dual purpose: to punish the responsible party for their egregious actions and to act as a deterrent against similar behavior in the future.

Our firm has recovered money for clients who have suffered as a result of the negligence of:

  • Health care providers
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Hospitals
  • Surgeons and medical specialists
  • Dentists
  • Nursing home staff

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Claim in Illinois?

In Illinois, the statute of limitations on medical malpractice cases is two years. This means you must file your claim within two years of discovery of the injury. So, if you were misdiagnosed and received improper care for several months or years, the time limit would begin when you received an accurate diagnosis. In this case, it’s important to have expert witness testimony that can confirm the original doctor could have made an accurate diagnosis when they treated the patient had they been more diligent.

Contact Our Rockford Medical Malpractice Attorney Today 

Facing a medical malpractice claim can be challenging, but with the unwavering support of DeRango & Cain, LLC's committed legal team, you can boldly seek justice. Whether you or a cherished family member has experienced medical malpractice in Rockford, contact us today for a case evaluation. Our dedication extends to holding negligent healthcare professionals accountable and securing rightful compensation.

Contact DeRango & Cain, LLC today to schedule a meeting with our medical malpractice lawyer in Rockford!

Why Hire Us?

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Not Guilty Aggravated Battery
  • Dismissal Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
  • Not Guilty Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
  • Not Guilty Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
  • Not Guilty Aggravated DUI
  • Probation Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm
What We offer
  • 100+ Years of Combined Experience
  • High Quality Legal Representation
  • Preeminent Litigation Law Firm
  • Prompt Response Times to Phone Calls
  • Unsurpassed Standard of Integrity
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