At Lipkin & Apter, our team of medical malpractice lawyers handles numerous types of cases. From birth injuries to spinal cord injuries, our medical malpractice lawyers have a combined 70 combined years of experience in providing quality medical malpractice advice and expertise. Below is a list of the different types of medical malpractice cases that the personal injury lawyers at Lipkin & Apter handle:
- Missed or Delayed Diagnosis
- When a healthcare provide makes a mistake in the diagnosis of their patient that results in delayed treatment, mistreatment or no treatment at all, and the patient suffers injuries at the hands of their healthcare provider’s diagnosis, there may be a medical malpractice lawsuit involved.
- Lack of Informed Consent
- It is the healthcare provider’s responsibility to give their patient information about a particular treatment, surgery, or procedure so that the patient can make an informed decision. Without informed consent, the patient may unwillingly suffer injuries. In those cases, there may be a medical malpractice lawsuit involved.
- Birth Injuries
- Birth-related medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider acts negligently, resulting in injury to the mother or child during pregnancy or delivery.
- Healthcare Provider Errors
- Often found at the very base of a medical malpractice lawsuit errors occur when the patient has been injured due to the actions (or inactions) of their healthcare provider.
- Misread X-Ray, Slides & Ultrasounds
- This type of medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider or radiologist fails to accurately translate x-rays, slides, or ultrasounds to the patient, resulting in injury or death to the party involved.
- Medical Device Errors
- Medical malpractice lawsuits may arise from the injury or death of an individual who was using a defective medical device, such as a pacemaker or a ventilator.
- Medication / Pharmaceutical Errors
- A patient may be harmed if the healthcare provider prescribes the wrong medication, or if they prescribe a dosage that is too high/low.
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- These types of injuries can sometimes be caused by errors that occur during risky surgical procedures involving the back and the neck. In some cases, the healthcare provider can be at fault if the spinal cord injury was avoidable, resulting in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Medical Malpractice is among the most serious types of personal injury lawsuits. Learn more about Illinois malpractice law from Chicago attorney Mitchell Lipkin in this video:
If you think that one of these types of medical malpractice cases may be similar to your experience, contact our office today. The law provides for several different categories of compensation for those injured due to the negligence of your healthcare provider.