Compensation for Victims of Medical Errors
Have you or a loved one been the victim of a doctor’s or other medical professional’s mistakes? You may have the right to pursue compensation through a medical malpractice claim. At Porro, Niermann & Petersen, LLC ( formerly Presbrey & Associates), we have decades of experience pursuing compensation for medical malpractice victims in Illinois and throughout the suburbs of Chicago.
Medical Malpractice Defined
Many people in Illinois mistakenly believe that when a medical procedure yields a negative result, it is medical malpractice. That is not necessarily the case. Medical procedures come with risks. Even if doctors do everything correctly, there is a chance of harm coming to the patient. We only bring meritorious cases against doctors and hospitals who have clearly been shown to be negligent.
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed because the doctor deviated from the standard of care and did something differently than a reasonable and well-qualified doctor would have done in the same situation. For example, if a surgeon fails to look closely at a patient’s medical charts and conducts surgery on the wrong part of the patient’s body, that is obviously malpractice. In some cases, malpractice is less obvious. Perhaps a doctor does not order the proper tests based on a patient’s symptoms, failing to diagnose and treat a condition that then grows much more serious. In such cases, we retain qualified medical professionals to review the chart and prepare a report. If medical malpractice truly took place, our lawyers will take action.
Birth injuries are among the most serious and traumatic types of medical malpractice. These cases often involve doctors failing to diagnose problematic births and failing to order a C-Section in time to prevent a brain injury. Doctors and nurses can fail to properly monitor fetal monitoring strips and thus may not realize soon enough that a pregnancy is in jeopardy. Such failures can lead to the baby’s oxygen supply being cut off, leading to a brain injury that will change the shape of the child’s life. Such negligence may lead to the child developing cerebral palsy and other birth defects, including Erb’s palsy and shoulder dystocia. We hold doctors and hospitals accountable for failing to properly care for mothers and their babies.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation With a Illinois Birth Injury Attorney
Call us at (630) 264-7300 or send us an e-mail today to discuss your case with a medical malpractice attorney. No fee if we don’t win your case.