Medical Malpractice Law Experts in Springfield and Decatur, IL
Medical issues are never fun to deal with, and they’re even more frustrating when the person you trust to make your situation better actually makes it worse. Not all doctors are competent or trustworthy, and if your doctor has misdiagnosed your health issue, prescribed the wrong medication, or given you the wrong instructions for after-treatment, you deserve compensation.
An attorney experienced in medical malpractice law can help. At Shay & Associates Law Firm, we use our knowledge of the law to help residents of Springfield, IL, and Decatur, IL, receive the assistance they need with their medical malpractice cases. If you’ve been wronged by your doctor, don’t just accept your fate and move on. Enlist our help and fight for compensation.
Determine If You Have a Case
For a situation to be considered medical malpractice, the following conditions must be met:
- The doctor or healthcare provider must have violated the standard of care.
- The injury must be a result of negligence on the part of the doctor or healthcare professional.
- The injury must result in extensive damages. These can include disability, pain and suffering, and wages lost due to the injury.
If you’re not sure that your case meets these requirements, call us today to schedule a free consultation. We will go over the details of your case and advise you on how to proceed.
Understand Factors Involved in Medical Malpractice Cases
Doctors are not the only medical professionals who can be negligent. Your medical malpractice case may also involve errors from:
- Healthcare administrators
- Medical device engineers
As you review the circumstances of your case with your attorney, they will ask you to recall anyone involved in your diagnosis and treatment. These details make it easier to pinpoint the biggest errors made in providing care and who was responsible for those choices.
As much as possible, your lawyer will also gather documents related to your treatment. Examples of documents relevant to your case include medical records, insurance records, and bills. For example, a medical record can show what day your doctor made an incorrect diagnosis, whether a nurse administered the correct dose of a medication, or if your surgeon documented removing all equipment during a procedure.
During your initial consultation, be prepared to provide as much of this information as you can, but you can also trust your lawyer to seek out relevant information you don’t have readily available. We’ll do the research and discovery necessary to support your case and help you receive compensation.
Let Us Help You
Medical malpractice law can be complicated and stressful to navigate. At Shay & Associates Law Firm, we have the resources, knowledge, and experience to guide you through the intricacies of your case. Our lawyers will fight aggressively so that you can receive the compensation you deserve.
If you are a victim of medical malpractice, you’ve already suffered enough. Let us help you recover your losses. Call our Springfield, IL, office at 217-523-5900 or our Decatur, IL, office at 217-425-5900 to schedule a consultation today.