Medical malpractice is an act or omission by a health care provider which deviates from accepted standards in the medical community and which causes injury to the patient. Simply put, medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to act with reasonable care or is is negligent.
Patients rightly put trust in their healthcare providers. They are required to have specialized knowledge, training and skill and before all else must do no harm. When physicians or other healthcare providers make errors and are otherwise careless or negligent, the results can be devastating, even deadly. The law requires doctors to pay fair compensation for that negligence.
The Law Office of Nicholas Syregelas has succeeded in holding physicians accountable for medical errors, negligent and carless treatment, and incorrectly performed or unncessary procedures. We represent victims and families who suffered injury or lost a loved one throughout Illinois, including Cook, Kane, Lake, DuPage County, McHenry and Winnebago counties. Our extensive trial experience and knowledge of medicine also allows us to handle all types of medical malpractice cases, including:
- Failure to diagnose cancer, heart attacks, infections or other serious conditions resulting in serious injury and death.
- Delayed diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions including bowel obstruction, heart failure, internal bleeding or organ perforation.
- Birth injuries, birth defects or stillbirths caused by improper delivery technique, failure to induce, and undiagnosed fetal distress or maternal disease including gestational diabetes or preeclampsia.
- Failure to diagnose post-operative complications such as organ perforation, infection, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism leading to further surgery or death.
- Medication errors including improper dosage, drug interactions, undocumented drug allergies or failure to order proper follow-up including testing.
NURSING HOME MALPRACTICE
Our expertise in medical malpractice also extends to the specialized issues involved in Nursing Home Malpractice. Illinois Nursing Homes are required to follow specific rules and regulations to ensure that their high risk residents are properly cared for. These requirements include documentation of bruising, cuts or sores, falls, medication changes and administration, wound care and changes in mental status.
Failure to document these critical issues, respond appropriately, and alert appropriate providers may require the facility to not only compensate residents or their families for the resulting injuries, but pay punitive damages and attorneys fees as well.
Please note that past results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. Each claim requires careful review of unique facts and legal issues that will affect its particular outcome.