DuPage County Hospital Malpractice Lawyers
Attorneys for Medical Malpractice Serving Kane County and Northern Illinois
When a patient is injured resulting from the negligence of a hospital employee, the hospital can be found liable for the injuries. Hospital malpractice cases can be quite complex and difficult to prove. In addition, there is a limited time frame with which to pursue a claim. If you or a loved one has suffered injury because of the carelessness or recklessness of a hospital employee, it is important to speak with a skilled medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.
At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we have represented victims of hospital malpractice for over 40 years. Our attorneys have established a strong track record of success proving negligence on the part of hospitals and medical professionals in malpractice cases. We have been recognized by our peers not only for our skill and experience, but for our down to earth approach and unwavering commitment to protecting the interests of our clients. Our attorneys are honest, compassionate, responsive, and accessible.
We understand the pain and stress our clients go through, and we work hard to make the legal process as smooth and seamless as possible. We keep extended evening and weekend hours for your convenience and provide ongoing updates on the progress of your case. We have four area locations to serve you and also handle each personal injury case on a contingency basis, so you never pay upfront attorney fees to receive the experienced representation you need and deserve.
Hospital Malpractice in Illinois
When patients are admitted to a hospital, they have the right to expect quality care. Unfortunately, many of the hospitals in Illinois are understaffed. This leads to employees being overworked, tired, stressed, and more prone to making mistakes. If a hospital employee makes an error while exercising professional health care and it leads to a serious patient injury or wrongful death, the hospital may be found guilty of malpractice.
Examples of professional health care errors commonly made by hospital employees include:
- Poor communication between nurses, doctors and other specialists;
- Medication errors such as administering the wrong medication, wrong dosage or administering medication to the wrong patient;
- Errors by the doctor or support staff during surgery;
- Incompetent use of medical equipment; and
- Errors during labor and delivery, which often lead to birth injuries.
Who is Considered a Hospital Employee?
Nurses, nursing assistants, medical technicians, paramedics, and other support staff are usually employees of the hospital. Thus, hospitals are typically liable for their negligent actions. With doctors, the situation is often more complicated. Many doctors are independent contractors and not employed directly by the hospital. So if the doctor is the one guilty of negligence, the malpractice claim may need to be brought directly against him/her. On the other hand, there are some doctors who are direct employees of a hospital. Also, there are some instances when a hospital knowingly allowed an incompetent doctor to be on staff, making the hospital liable regardless of the employment status of the doctor.
At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we understand that every case is unique. When you work with us, we put our experience to work to thoroughly examine the specifics of each circumstance and decide if the case would be for doctor malpractice, hospital malpractice, or both. If you or someone close to you has suffered serious injury or death due to a hospital error, contact our office today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100 for a free case evaluation.