Medical Malpractice Is More Prevalant Than You Realize
Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 3 patients will experience a medical error during any given hospital stay. Medical negligence is a serious problem in our country – in fact, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States (behind heart disease and cancer). Hundreds of thousands more suffer injury due to medical errors.
Medical malpractice in the United States has been described as an “under-recognized epidemic.” Lapses in judgment or skill, failure to coordinate care, mistaken diagnoses, failure to treat, and failure to prevent complications of care all fall within the rubric of medical errors.
Fortunately, unlike some of our neighboring states, Illinois has refused to place caps or limitations on the amount a medical malpractice victim (or their family) can recover. On average, medical malpractice insurers have paid out more than $114,000,000 annually in medical malpractice settlements or verdicts.
WHY CHOOSE KONICEK & DILLON
Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for medical malpractice victims and their families. We have the ability to take complex medical malpractice cases, analyze all aspects of the care and treatment given, and present the best case possible to maximize the recovery for our clients. Cases we handle include:
- Hospital Negligence
- Emergency Room Errors
- Surgical Errors
- Medication Errors
- Failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis