Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What will it cost me to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit?

Initial case consultations are always free and our malpractice lawyers work on a contingent fee basis. That means that you pay us nothing unless your case comes to a successful resolution- a settlement or verdict in your favor. Our attorneys' fees are then based on a percentage of the amount of the final outcome.

2. How do I choose the best medical malpractice attorney for my case?

It is important to carefully research any medical malpractice lawyer that you are considering for your case. It is vital that the law firm you choose has experience handling cases that are similar to yours.

Ensure that your attorney has a track-record of success. Our firm has a proven ability of winning and settling cases for victims. Take a look at our success cases to learn more about our past work. We are proud to have won many multi-million dollar verdict and settlements, gaining a reputation as one of the leading firms in the area.

3. What is involved in a free case evaluation with one of our lawyers?

We aim to make the case evaluation as easy and efficient as possible for you. There is no reason to feel any anxiety, as all consultations are completely confidential. We realize that most people who call us have never been involved in a lawsuit and do not know where to turn when they are injured or lose a loved one as a result of medical negligence. Our lawyers are here to guide you through the legal process.

During the initial consultation, you can explain your situation, share your concerns and get answers to any questions you have. He or she will also let you know your legal options, and if we may be able to help you pursue a lawsuit against the medical professional who caused you harm. In every instance, we will be straightforward and will let you know if we do not think we can help you with your claim.

There is no charge for this consultation, so you truly have nothing to lose by calling to learn about our legal services. Even if we accept your case, there are no costs to you until we recover compensation for your loss. If there is no recovery, you pay no fees.

4. How do I know if I should contact a medical malpractice attorney?

Many patients receive care from a medical professional that falls short of the reasonable standard of care that all patients expect. This can be from a doctor, nurse, nursing assistant, or any other type of healthcare provider. Sometimes those mistakes are obvious (like operating on the wrong part of the body in surgery) but, more often than not, the errors are more subtle. It is difficult for a patient to determine if their serious injuries were caused by negligence. Things only become clearer when an investigation is conducted that sheds light on exactly what the medical care worker did, or failed to do.

If you think you have suffered a life-altering injury or the loss of a loved one due to the mistakes or carelessness of a medical professional, then you should contact a medical malpractice attorney. Most people do not realize that there are time limitations for filing medical malpractice lawsuits in Illinois. In order to protect your rights, you should seek legal help as soon as you suspect negligence has played a role in your injury or loss of a loved one.

Most clients are a bit nervous about the process and have never filed a lawsuit before. That's where we come in. We are here to guide you through the legal process using the experience and legal knowledge we have gained helping hundreds of other families seek justice.

All consultations are completely free and in no way obligate you to commit to our lawyers. There is no risk in calling and learning more about how our law firm may be able to pursue a medical malpractice case on your behalf. We pride ourselves on being straightforward and honest about your situation, and will explain whether or not we believe we can recover compensation for you.

Our medical malpractice lawyers have decades of experience working with families throughout the state of Illinois. Our litigation team understands the legal system as it relates to medical mistakes, and we can help provide you with more information about your specific options. Our goal is to make the legal system accessible and more understandable to you.

5. How long will my medical malpractice lawsuit take?

It is impossible to predict exactly how long it will take to resolve your medical malpractice case. Some cases are decided within a year or two, while others take upwards of four years until they are concluded. What matters is that you received the maximum compensation for the injury that you sustained as a result of medical negligence. We will never settle a case until the true scope of your loss is understood and the extent of your wrongdoer's actions are revealed.

We know you want to resolve your case as quickly as possible. Our lawyers pride themselves in bringing cases to justice as quickly as possible. However, in order to recover the best possible results for clients, it is imperative that we perform a thorough investigation to build your case.

We will do everything within our power to move your case along, but will never settle your case before completely understanding the full impact of the wrongdoing on you or your loved ones. Our law firm is always preparing to take your case to trial, but even settlements take time while we look for the best opportunities to settle, ensuring that you never receive less than full compensation for the harms caused.

It is important that you choose a medical malpractice lawyer that has honed the skills needed to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve--no matter how long it takes. Whether that means a case is settled or taken to trial, our legal team is not afraid to do what it takes to achieve justice.