Championing Patient Safety as A Medical Malpractice Attorney

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Your well-being is the ultimate goal of healthcare; every doctor has sworn to uphold it. Still, medical errors are common, sometimes resulting in serious injury.

As medical malpractice attorneys, we mainly deal with victims who have already suffered due to negligence. But advocating for your protection isn’t just the theme of Patient Safety Awareness Week—it’s a full-time year-round job, and it’s at the heart of everything we do.

Accountability

Though our direct role ends with securing fair medical, emotional, and financial compensation for the victim, the scrutiny we subject healthcare providers to has a ripple effect. Regulatory bodies in the field of medicine maintain records for doctors and hospitals—information that is available to the public. By proving a doctor or hospital’s negligence, we can help their potential future patients make more informed decisions that protect their safety. In egregious cases, a doctor may even lose their license to practice medicine or a hospital shut down, eliminating their ability to inflict future harm. When less than 2% of doctors account for more than half of all malpractice cases, it’s clear why this is so important.

Documentation

The impact of medical malpractice litigation on preventing future cases affects not only individual healthcare providers but extends to the medical field at large. The documentation of and investigation into an instance of medical negligence can, in the aggregate, help lawyers and judges, doctors and hospitals, and ultimately patients identify where things went wrong. This understanding can be pivotal in securing a fair ruling in future cases, and even preventing future cases from occurring altogether.

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Resources

Three out of four medical malpractice victims aren’t even aware they’re a victim.  The blog posts and 24/7 chat feature on our website, as well as in-person and phone meetings, can be the first step in identifying if you have a legitimate case. Having your case reviewed in a timely fashion is critically important since the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases is only two years in the state of Illinoi

We also provide resources to help you become a more informed and protected patient, such as knowing which questions to ask your doctor, when to seek a second opinion, and more — so you can help protect yourself from becoming a victim.

Unfortunately, efforts to prevent medical malpractice from occurring are not always successful. Fortunately, that’s where our expertise is most effective. Medical malpractice law is complex, and it takes a specialized and dedicated team of individuals working around the clock to fight for you and your loved ones. The attorneys at CHH are singularly focused on medical malpractice, and singularly determined to secure the best possible outcome for you.

 


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