How Does the Lawsuit Process Work?

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Once Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, determines that medical malpractice has likely occurred we begin the process of filing the lawsuit. Here is what the process looks like:

First, we have to get the “letter.” In Illinois, the letter is the certification from an expert doctor who, after reviewing the medical records and case material, certifies that the lawsuit has merit. Other states have similar requirements.

With letter in hand, we next draft, file and serve the complaint (lawsuit) against the doctor or hospital who was negligent (defendant).

Once the defendant gets a copy of the complaint (has been served) he has time to “answer” it, which means he can either admit or deny the complaints made against him. As you might guess, most defendants deny the material allegations being made against them which moves us to the discovery stage.

Learn more about the various aspects of a medical malpractice claim:

At the Law Firm of Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we serve clients in all types of medical malpractice claims in Chicagoland and throughout Illinois. Our attorneys are committed to helping you get results and receive a justifiable outcome.

To speak with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer and receive high quality legal advice, contact the Law Office of Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP.

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