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Bloomington Medical Malpractice Attorney

In a recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), researchers revealed that medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, contact Kanoski Bresney in Bloomington, Illinois today. Our experienced Bloomington personal injury attorneys are fierce advocates for victims of negligent doctors and healthcare providers.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • We are the largest personal injury law firm in Central Illinois, with 12 lawyers and more than two dozen staff members to handle your medical malpractice claim.
  • We are trial lawyers who are not intimidated by large corporations and will not hesitate to take your case to court if necessary to pursue the compensation you deserve.
  • We have successfully recovered more than $400 million for our clients.

Why You Need an Attorney

Medical malpractice claims are complex cases requiring an in-depth understanding of intricate legal and medical issues and requiring the testimony of expert witnesses. Our experienced Bloomington medical malpractice lawyers can investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury to determine the cause and who was at fault. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries available under the law.

What Is Medical Error?

Medical error can be defined as:

  • An unintended act or omission;
  • An act that does not achieve its intended outcome;
  • An error of execution (failure of a planned action to be completed as intended);
  • A planning error (use of a wrong plan to achieve an aim); or
  • Deviation from the process of care that may or may not cause harm to the patient.

Medical Malpractice Payouts

As reported in the Diederich Healthcare 2018 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis,  a total of $3,925,073,250 was paid out for medical malpractice claims in the U.S. in 2017. Of that total sum:

  • 30% was paid out for injuries resulting in death
  • 20% was paid out for major permanent injuries
  • 18% was for significant permanent injuries
  • 12% was for brain damage, quadriplegic, and lifelong care injuries
  • 8% was for minor permanent injuries
  • 7% was for major temporary injuries
  • 5% was paid out for other medical injuries

Types of Medical Malpractice

Diederich Healthcare divided the total 2017 medical malpractice payout amount of nearly $4 billion into categories according to the type of malpractice. Percentages of the total payout for those categories are:

  • 34% — Diagnosis
  • 22% — Surgery
  • 19% — Treatment
  • 9% — Obstetrics
  • 5% — Medication
  • 5% — Monitoring
  • 6% — Other

Who Is Liable?

Prevailing in a medical malpractice claim for compensation depends on proving fault. It is not enough to prove that the patient suffered injuries. You must also show that the physician or healthcare provider fell short of the acceptable standard of care. Potentially liable parties in a medical malpractice case include:

  • Licensed physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • Other healthcare providers

Hospitals may be liable for patient injuries because of their own negligence, or vicariously liable because of the negligence of their employees, including physicians, unless they are classified as contractors to the hospital.

Contact Our Bloomington Lawyers

If you or your loved one has been injured through medical negligence, you need an experienced Bloomington medical malpractice lawyer by your side. Call Kanoski Bresney in Bloomington, IL as soon as possible. We operate on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you pay us no fees until we recover compensation for you. Call for a free case consultation today.