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Helping Medical Malpractice Victims Cope with an Uncertain Future

Helping Medical Malpractice Victims

Helping medical malpractice victims is our sole focus here at CHH. People come into our office because they’re hurting deeply and they want an answer to the pain that they’re feeling. We tell them right off the bat that what we cannot do is fix their pain. However, what we can do is hold people accountable […]

What is Medical Malpractice?

What is Medical Malpractice?

You may have seen ads on TV or on billboards for medical malpractice lawyers and their firms.  You may have heard of someone who was part of a medical malpractice lawsuit. You may even have heard people on the news discussing medical malpractice.  This all may lead you to ask: “What is Medical Malpractice?” What […]

Medical malpractice victims need a level playing field

A level playing field for medical malpractice victims

Our firm exclusively helps medical malpractice victims. We typically can review a case for no charge because the members of the firm have a medical background. This is what makes our firm unique. Every client that comes to us is stressed from one thing or another, most commonly it’s financial stress from lost income or […]

5 Questions To Ask a Medical Malpractice Attorney

How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Case Take?

Timely medical care is important for any patient. Often times it is the lack of timely care from a physician or hospital that leads people to our office. One such case we handled involved a father of four children who died because he did not get the care he needed in time to save his […]

Our Medical Experts Set Us Apart

Our Medical Experts Set Us Apart

Our firm has always handled medical malpractice cases. Many years ago, we made a decision to focus exclusively on helping victims of medical malpractice. We are unique as a law firm because we have built-in medical experts: Stanley J. Heller M.D. began his career as a board-certified cardiologist after graduating from Johns Hopkins. James C. Harman was a certified […]

How to Make the Difficult Decision to Sue a Doctor

How to Make the Difficult Decision to Sue a Doctor.

Believe it or not, people struggle over the decision to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.  The difficult decision to sue a doctor can be very frustrating. Often it comes down to the negative stereotypes people have regarding medical malpractice lawsuits, as we talked about in our last post. However, in some cases, people feel guilty. This […]

Are Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Bad for Health Care?

A medical malpractice lawsuit is a tool for justice.

There’s a lot of bad information about medical malpractice lawsuits. Some think it’s a “get rich” quick scheme and sadly too many lawyer advertisements make it seem that way, but it is not. Others think medical malpractice cases are a scourge that must be stopped. This thinking has caused legislators to pass tort reform laws that make […]

Why does a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit take so Long?

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Illinois

“How long will a medical malpractice lawsuit take?” We get asked this question often. The answer, regardless of where you live, is two to four years.  There are two main reasons for this: First, doctors and hospitals are never in a rush to move the suit along. Some of this foot-dragging is done strategically to harm […]

Overwhelmed by Medical Malpractice? Your Lawyer Should Help You Overcome It

Overwhelmed by Medical Malpractice? Your Lawyer Should Help You Overcome It

It is a terrible moment for anyone when they have to consider the fact that their doctor, surgeon, or other medical professional has made a mistake. It is all the more unfortunate because that mistake has likely had a shattering effect on the lives of the victim and their friends and family. Whatever the case […]

Medical Expertise Matters When Choosing a Medical Malpractice Lawyer For Your Case

Why Medical Expertise Matters When Choosing a Medical Malpractice Lawyer For Your Case

Medical malpractice work has always been the focus of our firm. About 20 years ago the firm decided to focus exclusively on medical malpractice cases because we have built in medical expertise.  Having a board-certified cardiologist allows us to help our clients understand where they stand as they consider whether filing a lawsuit is right for […]

What your lawyer doesn’t know about birth injuries can be devastating.

What your lawyer doesn't know about birth-injuries can be devastating.

Joy and celebration should fill the home when a new child joins your family. But there are cases where sadness, fear, and anxiety dominate the day. This is because sometimes our children are the victim of a birth injury. While advances in medical care and better training and attentiveness of doctors and nurses have brought […]

4 things to consider when looking for a medical malpractice attorney

4 things to consider when looking for a medical malpractice attorney

Medical care is not perfect, despite all the advancements in medicine and research. However, there are established standards of care that should be observed in order to provide patients with medical treatments that are appropriate, approved and reasonable. Unfortunately, there may come a time that you find yourself looking for a medical malpractice attorney. Unfortunately, the […]

Are you Choosing a good Medical Malpractice Attorney?

Considering a Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice is one of the most intricate areas of law. The processes and details involved are extensive and expensive.  It is important that a law firm has the right experience, the right expertise, and the resources to support their clients and their case throughout the process. Choosing a good medical malpractice attorney can be the […]

Medical malpractice causes more than just physical harm

Injuries from medical malpractice aren’t the only cause of  patients’ unjust suffering. An unpaid or past due medical bill on a credit report can also lead to serious financial trouble and economic challenges. When an unpaid or past due bill is reported on someone’s credit report, his or her credit score will drop. A low […]

Doctors: Telling the Whole Truth?

To make decisions about our health, our bodies and which course of treatment is best for us, we need full and truthful information. However, the people that we trust to provide us with this information, our doctors, may not be telling us the whole truth about our health and errors occurring in treatment, according to […]

Data breaches suggest need for more security at hospitals, clinics

Surgical errors, a misdiagnosis, and other types of medical mistakes can certainly cause Illinois patients to suffer life-threatening or life-changing injuries. These mistakes may affect a patient’s health, but medical malpractice also has devastating and tragic effects on families. Many doctors in Chicago and throughout the entire country understand how their actions can make lasting […]

Study Verifies “July Effect” of Increased Medical Errors at Hospitals

A study published in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine found evidence that July is indeed the most dangerous month to be treated at teaching hospitals, verifying the existence of the “July Effect.” For the study, researchers analyzed data from 39 previous studies. Based on the best-quality studies, they found that patient deaths increase […]

Doctor Implanted Unnecessary Stents in Patients While Medicare Footed the Bill

On behalf of William Cirignani of Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP on Tuesday, December 14, 2010. With media outlets filled with stories about Medicare fraud and improper medical procedures, the tale of a Baltimore physician who implanted a record number of stents in patients (many of which were unnecessary) is not out of place. Baltimore […]

Closing the Courthouse Doors to American Consumers

How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Uses Lawsuits to Keep Consumers Out of Court According to, run by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce restricts the average American consumer’s ability to file suit when injured by defective products, fraudulent services or dangers at work. Perhaps a bit ironically, the […]

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