Going to the doctor can seem like a simple task to get off our to-do list; however, it is also something we do when we are very ill or injured. Because of that, patients are often nervous when seeking medical care. A person is essentially entrusted their life to a medical professional, trusting that he or she will accurately make a diagnosis and recommend the proper course of treatment. But mistakes can happen. Doctors are human, and human errors can enter the medical profession. When errors happen, even if they are small, a patient’s life could be seriously impacted, as their health could worsen significantly.
At Wise Morrissey, LLC, our skilled legal team understands that suffer at the hands of a medical professional is a difficult situation. It is also a complex matter, as most patients are seen and treated by a wide variety of medical professionals. Thus, our attorneys are prepared to help individuals in the Chicago area become informed, helping them assert their rights in a civil action.
A medical malpractice suit is used to hold a negligent medical professional accountable for any mistakes or wrongdoings he or she might have committed during the treatment of a patient. Whether it was a diagnostic error, communication error, failure to complete all steps in the operating room or being overworked and fatigued, when a patient is harmed by acts of a doctor, nurse, surgeon or hospital, it is possible to hold them accountable.
Our law firm takes the time to fully understand a client’s situation. What harms were suffered, what do they suspect happened and what evidence is available. We use this information to begin our own investigation. We collect all necessary documentation, obtain witness accounts and even consult with experts. This ensures that we do not miss anything and that we are advocating for our clients to the best of our ability.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s medical malpractice website. It is tough to accept that a professional trained to help us could be the source of serious harm; however, these unfortunate events can occur. Whether it was a diagnostic, surgical or pharmaceutical mistake, it is vital that patients are aware of their rights and how best to protect them.