Champaign Medical Malpractice Attorney
In a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), researchers found that medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. This is a shocking statistic, as doctors and healthcare providers are meant to protect and improve our health — not cause serious, catastrophic, and fatal injuries. If you or your loved one has been injured through medical malpractice, contact Kanoski Bresney in Champaign, IL as soon as possible. We are experienced personal injury lawyers and tough advocates for medical malpractice victims.
Why Choose Kanoski Bresney?
- Our Champaign medical malpractice lawyers who are not intimidated by large corporations or courtrooms. We will not hesitate to take your case to trial if it is in your best interests.
- Our attorneys have more than four decades of experience representing people who have been wrongfully injured through negligence.
- We have successfully recovered more than $400 million for our clients.
Why You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice claims are challenging cases involving complex medical and legal issues. You only have one chance to present your case to the insurance company or the jury, and you need a lawyer with the best chance of achieving a favorable outcome. The most important decision you will make in your medical malpractice claim is finding an experienced Champaign medical malpractice attorney with the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively pursue maximum compensation for your injuries.
Medical Malpractice Statistics
The Diederich Healthcare 2018 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis provides nationwide data and statistics regarding medical malpractice claims paid out in 2017:
- $3,925,073,250 was the total paid out, representing a 2.34% increase over the previous year.
- 30% of this nearly $4 billion total was for medical malpractice injuries resulting in death.
- 20% was for major permanent injury caused by medical malpractice.
- 18% was for significant permanent injury.
- 12% was for quadriplegic, brain damage, and lifelong care injuries.
- 8% was paid out for minor permanent injuries.
- 7% was paid for major temporary injuries.
- 5% was for other
Types of Medical Malpractice
Diederich Healthcare classified the 2017 payout amounts in categories according to types of medical malpractice:
- Diagnosis – 34%
- Surgical – 22%
- Treatment – 19%
- Obstetrics – 9%
- Medication – 5%
- Monitoring – 5%
- Other – 6%
Who Is Liable for Medical Malpractice Injuries?
Before determining liability in a medical malpractice claim, our experienced Champaign personal injury lawyers will first investigate your injuries to find out how and why they occurred. To recover compensation in a malpractice suit, it is necessary to prove that someone was at fault. Parties potentially responsible for your injuries may include:
- Physician’s assistant
- Nurse practitioner
- Pharmaceutical company
Hospitals may be liable directly or vicariously for medical malpractice injuries. Vicarious liability involves a legal doctrine under which an employer may be held liable for the negligent acts of an employee, providing the employee was acting within the scope of his or her employment when the negligence occurred. This doctrine does not apply to situations in which physicians and other healthcare providers are independent contractors, rather than hospital employees.
Contact Our Champaign Office Today
Our Champaign medical malpractice lawyers at Kanoski Bresney are client-oriented and committed to serving the best interests of the people we represent. If you or your loved one has been injured through medical malpractice, call us today to schedule a consultation.