The greater Chicago region is home to dozens of hospitals and healthcare systems—some of which are among the most prestigious in the United States. Individuals from all over the country intentionally seek top-quality treatment from doctors and medical centers in Northern Illinois. Most patients are able to get the care that they need without unexpected complications or problems. Medical errors, however, do happen and are now the third-leading cause of death nationwide, according to several studies. Only heart disease and cancer claim more lives each year.
At Fotopoulos Law Office, we have respect and admiration for medical professionals who dedicate their lives to their patients. We believe, however, that medical mistakes caused by recklessness or negligence are simply unacceptable, and negligent medical professionals must be held accountable for the injuries they cause.Recognizing Medical Mistakes in Oak Lawn
Due to the nature of many medical errors, affected patients may not even know there is a problem until many weeks or months later. Additionally, the countless variables that affect a patient’s health can make identifying a medical mistake extremely difficult. In other situations, the error might be immediately obvious. Either scenario could leave patients feeling betrayed, upset, and uncertain about how to proceed.
Attorney John S. Fotopoulos is a seasoned medical malpractice attorney with more than 18 years of legal experience, including service as a judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County. He and his team realize that the occurrence of a medical mistake is not always an incident of malpractice. When a mistake is caused by negligence, however, the situation must be dealt with quickly.
The skilled team at our firm provides trusted guidance and responsible representation for those who have suffered as the result of:
- Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to diagnose;
- Errors in surgery;
- Laboratory mistakes;
- Medication and pharmacy errors;
- Anesthesia errors;
- Labor and birth injuries; and
- Dangerous and defective medical devices.
It is rare for a doctor or hospital to accept responsibility for an error voluntarily. In fact, they are usually encouraged by their attorneys and insurance companies to avoid admitting fault. Proving a medical malpractice claim is challenging, but the team at Fotopoulos Law Office is equipped to help you do so. At our firm, we work closely with a network of respected medical experts whose testimony and input may be crucial to your case. They can help not only in investigating your claims but also in proving that the care you received fell short of current acceptable medical standards.
Medical malpractice can take many forms, including mistakes that do not seem to be all that serious at first. When left unaddressed, such an error could affect your life in ways that you might not expect. Many victims fail to realize the seriousness of the situation until it is too late to file a malpractice claim. If you or a family member has suffered any harm whatsoever related to a medical error, our firm can help you understand your options for taking action.Call 708-942-8400 Today
Medical mistakes can ruin lives. If you would like to find out more about Fotopoulos Law Office and how we approach medical malpractice claims, contact our office. Call 708-942-8400 for a free consultation today. There are no upfront fees, and you only pay if you collect compensation. We represent medical malpractice victims in Orland Park, Tinley Park, Palos Heights, Alsip, Oak Forest, Joliet, Mokena, Homer Glen, Will County, Cook County, and the surrounding areas.