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Working with Victims of Medical Malpractice

Working with Victims of Medical Malpractice


Medical Malpractice

Working with Victims of Medical Malpractice The process of a medical malpractice case begins when our clients meet with one of the partners at CHH. After a thorough interview, we obtain all the medical records and have them reviewed by the appropriate medical specialists. If after that review we determine that there is, in fact, […]

Plaintiff's Deposition

Plaintiff’s Deposition


Your (the plaintiff’s) deposition is probably the most important part of a medical case. At CHH no one gives a deposition unprepared. We will meet with all of our witnesses before their deposition to describe what can be expected and to help them do well. A deposition of the plaintiff has three primary purposes. First, […]

Modes of Discovery

Modes of Discovery


There are different ways for lawyers to get the information they need in discovery. One way is to use written questions called interrogatories. Another is to convene a deposition. A deposition describes the giving of live testimony under oath. In a deposition you or another witness is asked questions by the lawyers. Though very important, […]

Discovery Stage


Discovery is the term used to describe the investigation process that occurs once a case is filed and answered. Compliance with discovery is mandatory for all parties. The idea behind discovery is that if both sides knew each other’s case before trial, the trial would be more fair and the parties would have a better […]

How Long Do I Have to Bring Suit?


Except in extraordinary circumstances, all states have a deadline for when a medical suit can be filed. In Illinois, medical malpractice suits must be filed within two years of the negligent treatment. The earlier we or any attorney can begin work on your case the better the likely outcome. So what you need to remember […]

Medical Malpractice FAQs


If you are considering a medical malpractice claim, you probably have many questions. Why did the malpractice occur? What options do you have to hold the medical professional and/or facility accountable? Can you even bring a malpractice claim? At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we can answer these questions for you in a free consultation. […]

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