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DuPage County Doctor Malpractice Attorneys

dupage county doctor malpractice lawyer

Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving Berwyn, Oak Brook, Westchester, and Illinois

A 2016 study revealed that over 251,000 lives are claimed every year by mistakes made in health care facilities and clinics, and medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Examples of medical errors (which fall under the category of medical negligence or medical malpractice) can include mistakes made during surgery, administering incorrect medications, and a lack of proper communication among hospital staff and doctors.

Doctor malpractice can significantly harm or even fatally wound patients. Some may find that their illness worsens or that new ailments occur, forcing them to pursue additional medical treatments and requiring them to take time off work, which results in lost wages.

At the Law Offices of Francis J. Discipio, our attorneys have over 25 years of experience handling medical malpractice cases. Our dedicated and well-qualified attorneys will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation in your malpractice lawsuit.

What Does Doctor Malpractice Mean?

Doctor malpractice occurs when a physician does not treat a patient according to an established “standard of care,” which is how most other physicians would have typically treated a patient with the same condition. Medical malpractice by a doctor can include:

  • Administration of incorrect medication. Sometimes, physicians order the wrong medication for a patient, thereby causing the patient to experience negative physical and mental side effects. Prescription of incorrect medications is the most common form of medical malpractice or negligence.
  • Misdiagnosis or lack of diagnosis. An incorrect diagnosis or failure to diagnose can be fatal for patients, because they are not being treated properly for their ailment or illness.
  • Surgical mistakes. According to a study conducted in 2012, over 4,000 avoidable errors are made during surgery every year in the United States. These mistakes range from executing an incorrect procedure to leaving surgical tools inside the patient’s body. Physicians may also commit malpractice in regards to surgery by recommending or ordering an unessential operation for a patient.
  • Lack of follow-up and inadequate aftercare. Patients, especially those who have received home health care and emergency department services, need proper aftercare and follow-up services. These services include providing patients with the medications they need after an operation and scheduling follow-up appointments. Failure to provide adequate aftercare can constitute medical negligence.

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

You may be able to file a lawsuit against a physician if you were injured because of their failure to meet the correct standard of care. If you or a loved one has suffered from doctor malpractice, contact our DuPage County medical malpractice attorneys at 630-574-2288. We serve clients in Elmhurst, Burr Ridge, Melrose Park, Westchester, Berwyn, Rosemont, Burr Ridge, Western Springs, LaGrange Park, La Grange, Oak Brook, and throughout the surrounding communities.

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