Medical Malpractice


Medical Malpractice

At Lucas & Cárdenas, our lawyers represent medical malpractice victims against doctors, hospitals, dentists and other healthcare professionals who negligence led to injuries, illness or the death of a loved one.

We trust doctors and medical professionals with our lives. They, in turn, have an obligation to provide us, as patients, with a certain standard of care. When medical accidents occur, the results can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. Every day, we see the catastrophic, life-changing injuries that medical malpractice can inflict, be it from a missed or incorrect diagnosis, surgical error, or other form of substandard care. It is not unusual for medical negligence to lead to birth injuries, brain damage, or death.

In order for our experienced attorneys to consider a medical malpractice claim, a person must have suffered serious and permanent injury directly caused by substandard care, treatment, or evaluation by a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, our Chicago and Illinois medical malpractice attorneys will discuss your case with you free of charge.

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

Our Chicago and Illinois medical malpractice attorneys are experienced in handling a variety of medical malpractice claims, including:

  • Birth Injuries, such as brain injuries, cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Failure to Diagnose, including failure to diagnose cancer, failure to diagnose a disease or medical condition, failure to diagnose fracture, and delayed diagnosis
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Surgical Errors
  • Pharmaceutical and Prescription Errors
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Obstetrical Malpractice
  • Hospital and Institutional Errors
  • Doctor Negligence
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Performing Tests Incorrectly
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Orthopedics
  • Stroke Management
  • Assisted Living Lawsuits
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Defective Medical Devices

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical and healthcare providers can be sued for injuries caused by their negligence under the theory of medical malpractice, also referred to as medical negligence. Medical malpractice occurs when treatment falls below the standard of care generally accepted and established by the appropriate medical community.

In a medical malpractice case, our Chicago and Illinois attorneys must prove that the medical provider did not meet the applicable standard of care in your or your loved one’s particular case in order to recover monetary damages. Doctors, dentists and other medical specialists, including hospitals and surgical physicians, have an obligation to conduct themselves professionally and not harm their patients. When they make mistakes, patients in their care can be seriously injured. Unfortunately, such errors are often avoidable and result from medical professionals who are inadequately trained or who are just too busy to be thorough.

A bad or undesired result does not automatically mean medical malpractice occurred. In order for a doctor or hospital to be liable for medical malpractice, our lawyers must show their medical services fell below the standard of care and therefore, they were negligent when providing their medical services. Some examples of medical negligence include administering too much anesthesia, performing a procedure improperly, or failing to do something that was medically necessary.

Our Attorneys Can Help Determine if You Have a Medical Malpractice Case

We can help determine if you have a meritorious medical malpractice case against a medical care provider. When a patient has a bad result or is left with a greater disability than before the medical treatment, there is a possibility that medical negligence caused the bad result and disability.

We will conducted a focused interview with you, provide answers to you concerning general matters, and then decide whether further investigation is warranted by obtaining your medical and hospital records.

Upon receiving your medical and hospital records, our experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys and legal team will read and analyze the information recorded in your medical records. Even though the events relating to the medical negligence are often not recorded in a patient’s records, a review of the records is still mandatory. After we have finished our review, and if we believe it is appropriate, we will then consult with a physician who has extensive knowledge of your illness or condition in an effort to determine whether medical malpractice occurred and whether your injuries could have been prevented.

If it is determined that you or your loved one is the victim of medical negligence, our Chicago and Illinois medical malpractice attorneys will work hard to obtain the full amount of compensation you are entitled to under the law.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

As with any personal injury case, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights. If you or a family member has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, call our Chicago and Illinois medical malpractice attorneys at 312-781-0082, or simply submit your information for a Free Case Evaluation. At Lucas & Cárdenas, we take cases on a contingency basis, which means you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation for your case.