Doctors are human too and like the rest of us, they also make mistakes. However, when doctors error, the consequences can be serious and even fatal at times. If you or someone you know have been injured, impaired, or have become ill because a doctor either by his/her actions or inactions failed to provide you the standard of care required then you may be eligible to receive compensation.
However, to be able to acquire these damages you will need to file and prove a civil medical malpractice lawsuit. And to do that you need a hard charging and sagacious medical malpractice legal professional on your side who can be found on this very website. USAttorneys.com can come from you like it does for hundreds every day and thousands throughout the month.
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Here is what your lawyer will need to prove:
So the question is: how does the judicial system and judges determine whether or not medical malpractice ensued in a case? Well, what they consider is the standard of care. This is basically the acceptable standard defined in terms of what reasonable steps, treatment, etc. should be taken by a doctor or healthcare professional.
If it is found that the doctor in question provided care which either matched or surpassed the acceptable standard of care then medical malpractice did not occur. However, on the other hand, if it is found that the doctor in question did actually provide care which did not meet the acceptable standard, then it is deemed that the doctor is guilty of professional negligence or medical malpractice.
- Damages which you can receive through a medical malpractice lawsuit
In Illinois, if you are able to successfully prove your civil medical malpractice lawsuit, then you are eligible to receive economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.
Economic damages are granted in order to compensate the victim for any direct financial losses that he or she may have incurred such as medical bills, loss of past wages, loss of future wages, loss of ability to earn, funeral costs, and so forth.
On the other hand, non-economic damages are meant as compensation for damages which cannot be quantified. Some examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, and different aspects along these lines.
Finally, you could also be awarded punitive damages. These damages are not meant as compensation, but as a way to levy an extra penalty or punishment upon the guilty defendant for his or her negligence.