Medical Malpractice

Whether committed by a nurse, doctor or hospital, the results of a medical malpractice incident can be catastrophic, even lasting a lifetime and usually making your medical condition even worse. Common areas of medical malpractice include birth-related injuries to the shoulder and brain and failure to properly diagnose a life threatening disease such as prostate, cervical colon or breast cancer. Regardless of who caused what, a victim of medical malpractice has the right to seek compensation for the damages they sustained.

The attorneys of Jerome Foreman & Associates, P.C., are licensed Chicago Metro Area medical malpractice attorneys. We have successfully prosecuted personal injury claims and lawsuits, including medical malpractice claims, for over 30 years. Our motto is Client First! Our clients are the most important people in our office and each client receives the best of our legal services with personal, one-on-one commitment.

The Details on Medical Malpractice

When a doctor misdiagnoses or provides improper care to a patient, they may be liable for medical malpractice. The purpose of medical malpractice is to provide you an option to be remunerated for the pain, suffering and loss caused by the doctor negligence.

To recover in a medical malpractice claim, one must prove four elements: a duty of care, breach of that duty, that an injury occurred and that the injury occurred because of the doctor’s breach of duty. What does this mean? In layman’s terms it means your medical malpractice attorney must prove your doctor had a duty to provide proper treatment or to you, that they failed to do so and, because of this failure, you suffered a specific injury.

Although this may sound simple, it is anything but. In fact, the greatest challenge to prevailing in a medical malpractice case is proving the breach of duty element. To do this, one must demonstrate that the defendant failed to provide care that a reasonably competent professional in a similar situation would have done.

If you need advice about a potential medical malpractice claim, feel free to contact us at 312.475.9595. The first consultation is always free and if you are not physically able to come into our office, we will come to you, whether it is at home or in a hospital! We offer bilingual Spanish support for those clients in need of translation.