Oppenheimer Firm

Chicago’s Nationally Recognized Civil Rights And Criminal Defense Firm

Skilled Advocacy In Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice is an act or omission that deviates from the standard of care and causes an adverse event. It also includes any action or inaction resulting in injury, disability, or death due to negligence on the part of a health care professional. These negligent behaviors can consist of failing to diagnose a severe condition, making an incorrect diagnosis, or failing to treat the patient appropriately. One out of 4 Americans reported suffering a medical error in a 2023 report. Medical errors occur in about one-third of hospitalized patients.

If you have experienced injury due to medical malpractice from your health care provider, arrange a free consultation to speak with a medical malpractice attorney at The Oppenheimer Firm. Our lawyers have over 30 years of experience helping malpractice victims get compensation and justice. They understand all facets of medical malpractice and can help you win a malpractice claim.

Different Types Of Medical Errors

Understanding the difference between medical injury and medical error can help you file a successful claim. A medical injury occurs when a patient has an adverse event, whether it is in the emergency room or other medical location. For example, if a doctor prescribes a medication you have never had before and that leads to an allergic reaction, it would be considered an injury but not an error.

Some medical errors can lead to medical injuries. Medical error describes when the providers deviate from the standard of care. A nursing staff member can administer the wrong drug despite your medical records indicating an allergy. This type of mistake could be a medical error. Other medical errors can include injuries during the birthing process, worsened conditions from diagnosis errors, and avoidable harm on the operation table.

Medical Malpractice Claims Vs. Insurance Company

The Oppenheimer Firm has been negotiating with the legal teams representing the insurance companies for over 30 plus years. Our lawyers can skillfully negotiate with insurance legal teams to reach a fair settlement on your behalf. If we can not reach an agreement, this does not mean that your claim cannot be resolved. We will file a lawsuit against the responsible party and proceed with a trial and fight for you.

Tangible And Intangible Losses We Can Recover

When medical professionals make errors that lead to a significant injury or illness, you have the right to seek damages. Some harm caused by medical malpractice does not have a price tag. We can use your medical records and economic damages to determine a fair amount for non-monetary damages.

Tangible and intangible losses can include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Medicine and assistive devices
  • Loss of consortium
  • Physical suffering and pain
  • Emotional distress

The Oppenheimer Firm can file your medical malpractice case. Our attorneys have years of experience helping victims of negligence and misconduct. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only collect a fee if we win your case. Contact us today to schedule a free case review; call 312-757-2232.