Helping the Victims of Medical Negligence Obtain Financial Recovery
Medical errors are, unfortunately, much more common than one would expect. In fact, preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in this country, with hundreds of thousands of people dying each year as a result of medical negligence.
The Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cohen and Bodo, LLC focus on representing patients who have been injured or died as a result of medical negligence or preventable medical error. Because we focus on handling medical negligence and other injury cases, we have the skill and experience necessary to seek maximum compensation for our clients. In addition, we also provide our clients with a level of compassion and personal attention that one rarely sees elsewhere.
If you were injured or a loved one died as a result of medical negligence, you may be able to obtain financial recovery through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Contact Cohen and Bodo today at (847) 790-4246 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice – or medical negligence – occurs when a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider fails to comply with the applicable standard of medical care. In order to prove liability in a medical malpractice case, the plaintiff must prove the following:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care;
- The defendant breached his or her duty of care by failing to comply with the appropriate medical standard of care;
- The plaintiff was injured as a result of the defendant’s failure to adhere to the appropriate standard of medical care.
If the defendant is found liable for medical malpractice, the plaintiff may be awarded money damages for the following:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Household services
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of society or companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Complexities of Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice cases involve testimony from a medical expert, complex legal issues regarding negligence, and complicated medical information. As such, pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit requires detailed preparation, extensive resources, and substantial litigation skill.
For more than 30 years, the medical malpractice attorneys at Cohen and Bodo have focused on medical malpractice cases and other negligence cases. As a result, we have gained a wealth of knowledge about the factual issues involved in medical malpractice cases, gathered a vast network of medical experts to assist with the legal process, and litigated numerous cases through trial in order to obtain favorable results.
We offer potential clients a free consultation and from the very first meeting you will notice our level of personal attention and commitment to our clients’ overall health and well-being. We understand the physical, financial, and emotional toll that an injury or death can cause, and we provide the client service that such circumstances demand.
If you suspect that you or a loved one was the victim of medical negligence, contact our office at (847) 790-4246 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys.