Your doctor is someone that you need to trust – sometimes more than anyone else in the world.
But what happens when he or she does something that makes your illness or injury even worse? Sometimes the treatment just does not work in your specific case. Or sometimes, it is the result of negligence.
Here is a simple definition of medical malpractice: Improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse/pharmacist, or other health care professional.
Here are two facts about medical malpractice you should know:
Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.—right behind heart disease and cancer, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA),
In 2012, over $3 billion was spent in medical malpractice payouts. That’s an average of one payout every 43 minutes.
Even though that sounds like a lot, medical professionals actually make mistakes in a small minority of instances. Fortunately, most doctors and nurses in our country are responsible individuals, treating patients like they deserve to be treated.
Then there are others who consciously know that their actions could result in serious and even life-threatening results. So, how do you know if you have a case? Many times, it is very difficult to tell without the opinion of an expert.
When you have suffered a serious injury or have lost a loved one due to what you believe to the fault of another person, it is critical that you contact Theodoros & Rooth right away. We are personal injury attorneys serving Indiana and the Chicago Area.
You must be aware that, even though you may unhappy with your treatment or the results, this does not necessarily constitute malpractice. You must to be able to prove negligence on the part of the medical provider.
With more than 110 years of collective experience, we can guide you through the process. We will examine your unique situation carefully and if we believe you have case, Theodoros & Rooth will move quickly and aggressively to represent you. There is no charge for the initial consultation and there are no fees until we reach a settlement on your behalf or we win at trial.
Check our web site to learn more about some of the medical malpractice areas that our team of attorneys at Theodoros & Rooth can help you with. We represent clients in all areas of medical malpractice, including:
- Accidents and injuries
- Car accidents/truck accidents
- Construction accidents
- Traumatic brain injury
- Medical malpractice
- Failure to diagnose
- Emergency room errors
- Birth injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Surgical errors
- Nursing malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
- Pressure sores
- Neglect and abuse
- Wandering or elopement
- Products liability
- Wrongful death
- Mass Tort
- Granuflo and Naturalyte
- Medtronic infuse bone growth and Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP)
- Mirena and NuvaRing
- Yaz Yasmin Trasylol and Rapamune
- Hip Replacement Defects
- Mesothelioma and Asbestos Litigation
Our lawyers work together as a team to help you achieve a positive resolution at the negotiation table or in court.