you go to the doctor, you never expect to come out of the experience
worse than when you went into the office or hospital. You expect the
medical team assigned to your care to make you feel better.
doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are human and prone
to making mistakes. They can purposely or inadvertently inflict
damages that leave you seriously injured or ill. When you hire a
medical malpractice lawyer, however, you
can take the legal steps needed to hold negligent medical providers
accountable and recoup punitive and financial damages for your
Filing a Lawsuit
One of the most
common legal steps that Chicago medical malpractice lawyers will take
involves filing a lawsuit against the medical providers or facilities
that caused clients’ harm. Depending on the circumstances of your
case, your lawyer could file suit against your doctor or nurse as
well as that individual’s employer. The suit puts the responsible
parties on notice that you intend to seek damages for your suffering
The target of the suit then has up to 30 days to
file a response. They can either agree to have the case go to trial.
They also can offer a settlement, which you are free to accept or
Accepting a Settlement
If the amount of
money offered in the settlement is not sufficient to cover what you
believe that you have suffered, you can reject the offer and take the
case to court for a judge or jury to decide. However, if you do agree
to the terms of the settlement, you can have your lawyer negotiate
the final amount for you and then drop the lawsuit against the
doctor, nurse, or medical facility.
You can find out more
about hiring Chicago medical malpractice lawyers online. Contact Shea
Law Group at https://www.shealawgroup.com.