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What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other health care professional breaches the standard of care when treating a patient, resulting in serious injury or even death. The standard of care is the accepted set of standards and practices that other medical professionals would take when treating a similar patient.

Failing to meet and provide an acceptable standard of care is referred to as medical negligence. If you have been injured as a patient, you must prove that it was the medical professional’s negligence that caused your injuries. Catastrophic injuries from medical malpractice typically cause victims to develop permanent disabilities. Not only do such injuries involve victims being unable to maintain regular employment, but they may also face years of expensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.

By filing a medical malpractice claim, you can pursue compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, mental anguish, and other types of damages. At Spiros Law, P.C., our Danville medical malpractice attorneys have successfully litigated malpractice claims. Allow us to handle all the complex and technical legal aspects of your malpractice claim and provide support every step of the way.

Types of Medical Malpractice

At Spiros Law, P.C. we handle a wide array of medical malpractice cases, including but not limited to: 

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Post-surgery errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Prescription drug errors
  • Failure to treat
  • Infections
  • Unauthorized treatment
  • Birth injuries
  • Medical product liability
  • Wrongful death

Sometimes mistakes can occur without causing any injury, which would not be a cause for a medical malpractice claim. For medical malpractice to occur, a medical professional has to either act or fail to act in a manner consistent with the standard of care in a way that causes injury to the patient. The injury must also cause financial or emotional loss to satisfy the elements of a malpractice claim. If any of these preventable medical errors caused your injury, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim in Danville.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a doctor’s negligence or carelessness, you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. You may not know what the next steps should be, but a Danville medical malpractice lawyer at Spiros Law, P.C. can help you move forward.

Contact an Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyer

The Danville medical malpractice lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C. will fight to help you recover the full and fair compensation you need to cover the costs of your physical, psychological, and personal losses that arise due to a negligent health care professional. Insurance companies representing doctors often try to deny or minimize claims. To seek the full and fair compensation that you deserve following the medical negligence you suffered, consult the experienced Danville medical malpractice attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. today by calling (217) 443-4343 to set up a free initial consultation.