Top Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers Near You

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Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer | Chicago, IL

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312-273-9078

A personal injury firm representing nursing home abuse clients in the Chicago area!

When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an auto accident or in any way by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your rights and care for yourself and your family. The financial burden of medical bills and associated costs of suffering in the wake of an injury can be an extremely heavy one to shoulder — one that the injured should …

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Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP

Medical Malpractice Lawyer | Chicago, IL

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312-600-3726

The skilled medical malpractice attorneys you need in Chicago. Call us now to get the answers you deserve.

The Chicago personal injury lawyers of Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, have been helping injured people for decades. We believe that everyone deserves an experienced attorney by their side, guiding them through the complex legal system and negotiating with large insurance companies whose only concern is their own bottom line. Our only concern is your best interests - …

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Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish

Medical Malpractice Lawyer | Chicago, IL

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888-325-7299

Dedicated to Protecting Injured Victims and Their Families Since 1931! We Focus on Intelligent Legal Representation

Serious personal injury, medical malpractice and/or the wrongful death of a loved one are highly personal family tragedies attended by a level of suffering and a sense of loss no one should have to bear.  We are Chicago personal injury attorneys who have the compassion and understanding to remain sensitive to human feelings while providing support, …

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Law Offices of Jay S. Sheth, LLC

Medical Malpractice Lawyer | Serving Chicago, IL

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630-964-5700

Representing the Injured the Chicago and Northern Illinois Since 1995

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Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices

Medical Malpractice Lawyer | Chicago, IL

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The Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer You Want on Your Side. We Have The Resources to Get Results!

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Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP

Medical Malpractice Lawyer | Chicago, IL

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Highly Skilled and Experienced Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers Diligently Working To Protect Victims of Medical Malpractice. Contact Us Today For a Free Consultation!

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Chicago Medical Malpractice Information

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Hospitas, doctors, and other medical staff are supposed to help patients, not injure them. Unfortuantely, when something a healthcare professional does or does not do causes a patient to be injured, he or she likely has committed medical malpractice and you may have a case.

Common Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases come in many forms. Some common types of medical malpractice cases include failure to diagnose medical conditions or misdiagnosis, surgical errors, anesthesia negligence, birth injuries and hospital negligence.

If you or a loved one was injured due to the fault of a medical professional, now is the time to act. Not only could you be entitled to compensation, but you could also hold the care providers responsible for their negligence. Speaking with an experienced Chicago medical malpractice attorney can help you determine if you have a case by reviewing your medical records and, if needed, he or she will hire a medical expert to get the additional evidence needed to evaluate your claim.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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Court Locations in Chicago, IL

Circuit Court of Cook County - County Division

50 West Washington St.,Chicago,IL60602
Phone: (312) 603-6194

Circuit Court of Cook County - Criminal Division

2600 South California Ave.,Chicago,IL60608
Phone: (773) 674-3160

Circuit Court of Cook County - First Municipal District

50 West Washington St.,Chicago,IL60602
Phone: (312) 603-6132