Medical Malpractice Attorney Deerfield and Lake County IL

Are you the victim of medical malpractice or negligent medical care? Have you considered a medical malpractice lawsuit? We may be able to help at Heller, Trakhtman and Associates – located in Deerfield, IL – where we have more than 75 years of experience in the courtroom as a team. Contact us today to find a medical malpractice attorney in Deerfield and Lake County, IL!

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when you suffer additional harm as a result of negligent medical care by a doctor, hospital or medical provider – which could be the result of a poor diagnosis, bad medication dosage, an error in health management, poor treatment or poor aftercare. The plaintiff must show that the medical error caused considerable damage – classified as suffering, enduring hardship, constant pain, considerable loss of income or disability.

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A medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within two years of when you knew about the action or inaction of your medical provider in the State of Illinois. Wisconsin residents must file a medical malpractice suit within three years of the date of injury or one year from the date that the injury was discovered. There is no cap on medical malpractice damages in the State of Illinois.

How Can We Help with Your Medical Malpractice Case in the Chicago Area?

Do you need a medical malpractice attorney in Deerfield and Lake County, IL? Heller, Trakhtman and Associates can help and the first step is to file an Affidavit of Merit in Illinois malpractice cases. This document states that you (as the plaintiff) or your attorney have consulted a medical professional who is:

  • Knowledgeable about the medical issues in the case
  • Has practiced or taught medicine in the past six years in a field that is relevant to the case
  • Has experience or medical competence on the case subject matter

The Affidavit of Merit must include a written report by the cited healthcare professional that states there is a “reasonable and meritorious case” for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Documents must be filed within 90 days of the filing of the lawsuit. The case may be dismissed without an accurate Affidavit of Merit.

Heller, Trakhtman and Associates can help you create and file an Affidavit of Merit for your medical malpractice case and will help you navigate the legal roadblocks in your case. Contact the Heller, Trakhtman and Associates team today to learn more!