CHICAGO, IL – When people seek medical treatment, they do so with faith that everything goes well; unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. A recent study revealed medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, only behind heart disease and cancer.
If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, the legal team at the Dinizulu Law Group is ready to help you.
Some of the most common forms of medical malpractice in Illinois include:
- Delayed or Missed Diagnosis
When the diagnosis of your medical condition is missed or delayed, you aren’t receiving the proper treatment needed to recover. Furthermore, this could mean that your condition may become worse and/or no longer treatable. Delayed or missed diagnosis are common – an estimated 28% of all cancer cases in the U.S. are misdiagnosed.
- Medication Errors
Medication is given to a patient to help improve or stabilize their condition. If a mistake is made while prescribing or administering the medication, serious harm or fatality may occur. Nearly 1.5 million people are injured by medication errors annually. Other types of medication errors may include mislabeling medications, miscommunicating or prescribing medications other than what it is intended for.
- Anesthesia Errors
An anesthesia error can occur when anesthesiologists, nurses, doctors or other medical professionals don’t monitor a patient’s vital signs or level of consciousness during a surgical procedure or if they fail to properly inspect and maintain the equipment being used.
- Surgical Errors
All surgeries involve a level of risk. Surgical errors can happen if a surgery is performed on the wrong body part of wrong patient and can leave the patient with life-long injuries.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Illinois
At the Dinizulu Law Group, our skilled team of medical malpractice attorneys are here to help you. With millions secured in medical malpractice awards, our team has the skills, knowledge and resources to hold the negligent doctor, hospital or organization accountable. To receive a free consultation and case evaluation, call our office now at (312) 384-1920.