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Medical malpractice leading to wrongful death in Illinois

Physicians endure multiple years of college and residency for a reason. Patients in Illinois expect to see a doctor who is capable of properly treating them when visiting any type of medical facility. Loss of a loved one due to negligence is something no family should have to endure. Families of these victims have the right to file a wrongful death claim if medical malpractice is suspected.

Most doctors choose to enter a very specific field. Whether they choose to be a surgeon or practice family medicine, they spend years honing their ability within their respected field. Due to the amount of time training, patients expect their physician to be equipped with the tools necessary to properly treat their condition. In some cases, failure to address a medical situation can lead to serious injury, or even death.

Medical malpractice occurs much more often than many believe to be the case. Whether it is due to failure to properly diagnose a patient, or an improper prescription, it is a serious issue. Many physicians work long hours and see numerous patients each day. Regardless of the amount of time worked, they are in a position that requires the utmost diligence, and may be held accountable for failure to do so.

There are many things to consider when filing a medical malpractice claim. Whether the circumstance was due to a bad prognosis or missed symptoms, the result can be catastrophic. A family that has lost a loved one due to negligence has the right to file a wrongful death claim against the physician involved. Families of victims in Illinois often seek the professional advice of an attorney when faced with a similar situation to ensure that the proper legal actions are taken.

Source:, "Medical Malpractice: Are You A Victim?", Morris Johnson, Jan. 6, 2017

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