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Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Cases

A lot of people are confused about the statute of limitations laws in medical malpractice cases.  It's not surprising because the statute of limitations is confusing.  In Illinois, if you are suing a physician, dentist, registered nurse or hospital for malpractice, you have to do so within 2 years of when you knew, or should have known, of the existence of the injury or death, for which you are seeking damages.  But, in no case can you bring such an action more than 4 years after the date on which the malpractice occurred.  I'm paraphrasing.  See Section 13-212 of the Code of Civil Procedure for the complete statute.  735 ILCS 5/13-212.

Problem doctor finally has his Illinois medical license suspended

An Illinois neurosurgeon that has been sued approximately 50 times for medical malpractice has now had his license suspended in another state for violating the terms of his parole. This doctor has been accused on numerous occasions of performing unwarranted surgical procedures resulting in surgical errors.

Misdiagnosis most common reason for malpractice claims

Based on just the stories that tend to make the news, readers might justifiably conclude that for medical malpractice to be claimed that horrendous doctor error in treatment or surgical procedure has to have occurred. The truth is far different and readers in and around the Chicago area should be aware so that they can take appropriate action if necessary.

What would Victoria do?

Even though Victoria was my client, I never met her.  Her husband hired me to file a wrongful death lawsuit.  Victoria died from an undiagnosed blood clot in her brain - but had it been timely diagnosed, she would have lived.  She would have lived to become, more than likely, a well-known entrepreneur - a leader in her industry. Instead, she died as she was climbing the ladder of success.

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Q: What is medical malpractice?

A: Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician, hospital worker or hospital, whose treatment of a patient departs from a standard of care met by those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient...

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