When we undergo surgery, we expect that the people treating us received proper training, are using safe equipment, and care about our well-being. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as surgical errors can lead patients to develop severe injuries and worsening illnesses.
While surgical errors are rare, negligent surgeons do operate throughout Illinois and the Chicago area. If you suffer injuries during a surgical procedure, the attorneys at Duncan Law Group are here to aid in your recovery. We are experts when it comes to all medical malpractice claims in Chicago.
All surgeons must uphold a certain standard of care while treating patients. Unfortunately, there are many types of errors that these individuals may commit while treating a patient. Many of these errors are preventable and occur due to the negligence of the surgeon.
Since surgeons owe patients a duty of care, surgical error medical malpractice claims rely on the presence of negligence. Simply put, you will need to show that a similarly trained and reasonable surgeon in the same position would not have committed the surgical error.
Proving your need for damages will require establishing the following four elements as fact:
All surgeons who treat patients in a professional setting, such as a hospital, owe their patients a duty of care. Your attorney from Duncan Law Group will work with you to determine the exact cause of the breach of care, consulting with expert witnesses who can evaluate your medical records. Your lawyer will also help you prove and calculate your need for compensatory damages.
When you undergo surgery, you deserve the highest standard of care — and if a negligent surgeon caused you to sustain an injury during this procedure, you may be eligible for financial compensation. In these situations, Duncan Law Group can help.
Our attorneys have over 15 years of experience helping Chicago medical malpractice victims seek justice following these acts of negligence, and we will use our knowledge, strategies, and resources to maximize your recovery. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and determine your next steps.