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4 reasons to consider suing your doctor

If a doctor or hospital causes you harm due to negligence or incompetence, you may be feeling a lot of frustration. You may be wondering if there is any action you can take.

It may be possible to file a lawsuit against the medical professional who hurt you. Here are some common types of medical malpractice that may warrant legal action.

1. Drug mistakes

One kind of medical malpractice is when errors occur during the processes of prescribing or administering drugs. Some examples of medication mistakes include giving the wrong amount of medication and giving the wrong type of medication. Potential parties that may be liable for medication errors include doctors, nurses, pharmacists or anesthesiologists.

2. Surgery errors

You may be able to sue your doctor if he or she made mistakes during your surgery. Some surgical mistakes include the following:

  • Leaving a medical device inside the patient
  • Damaging nerves
  • Performing the wrong operation
  • Failing to stop the patient from bleeding
  • Performing surgery on the wrong body part
  • Performing surgery on the wrong patient

If any of these apply to you and are causing you harm, you may have enough proof to start a medical malpractice case.

3. Diagnosis mistakes

You expect medical professionals to properly diagnose any problems you have. Unfortunately, doctors often make mistakes when diagnosing diseases and conditions. Doctors may make the incorrect diagnosis, diagnose a condition too late or fail to diagnose anything at all. Diagnosis errors can be life-threatening.

4. Pregnancy negligence

Medical mistakes often occur during the pregnancy and childbirth process. Some things that may result from negligence include excessive vaginal bleeding, long labor, placental abnormalities, premature babies and nerve damage to babies. Negligence may cause harm to the mother or baby.

If you believe you are suffering due to medical malpractice, consider seeking justice through the legal systems. Illinois has medical malpractice laws designed to protect patients like you.

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    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.- Tyler D.

  • "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.- Karen K.

  • "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends.-Dan H.

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