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Attorneys for Injuries Caused by Physician Negligence in Champaign County, Sangamon County, and McLean County

Most people place a great deal of trust in their doctors, and they assume that with years of medical training and experience treating patients, doctors will make the right decisions and take the right steps to protect a person's health. Unfortunately, this is not always true, and when doctors make mistakes, patients can suffer serious injuries. In some cases, errors made by doctors are considered to be medical malpractice, and patients who have been injured should work with an attorney to determine their legal options.

The lawyers of Kanoski Bresney have been representing clients who have suffered personal injuries due to medical negligence and other reasons for more than 40 years. We have secured over $400 million in settlements and jury verdicts, and with our reputation and skill, we can negotiate with large insurance companies or pursue a lawsuit to ensure that victims of medical malpractice are fully repaid for the harm done to their families.

Common Doctor Errors Resulting in Patient Injuries

Doctors have a "duty of care" toward their patients. This means that they are required to meet high standards when providing treatment to patients, and they should provide the same level of care that another doctor with similar training and experience would provide in the same circumstances. There are a variety of ways that a doctor may act negligently and fail to meet these standards, including:

  • Misdiagnosis - The failure to diagnose a patient's condition could result in delayed treatment, or an incorrect diagnosis could lead to the wrong types of treatment being provided. If a diagnosis of a serious issue such as cancer, heart attack, or stroke is delayed, a patient may not be able to receive treatment in time to prevent serious injuries or wrongful death.
  • Testing errors - If a doctor does not order the proper tests based on a patient's symptoms, they may be unable to adequately diagnose a patient's condition. A doctor may also misinterpret the results of medical tests, resulting in an incorrect diagnosis.
  • Over-treatment - In some cases, a doctor may perform unnecessary tests or provide treatment that is not needed. This may be done with the intent of billing insurance companies for additional procedures, or a doctor may be overly aggressive in treating a patient's condition. Unnecessary treatments or tests can end up having a negative impact on a patient's health and well-being.
  • Failure to consider medical history - A doctor should be sure to review a patient's records and family medical history before providing treatment or prescribing medication. If they do not do so, they may not consider the patient's underlying health conditions, the treatment the patient has received in the past, or other forms of care that are currently being provided. Without the proper information about a patient's history, the treatment a doctor provides may lead to serious health issues.
  • Medication errors - When prescribing medication, doctors should be sure to consider a patient's allergies and any other prescription or over-the-counter drugs they are taking. A person can suffer serious harm if they have an allergic reaction to a medication, if the medicine is prescribed at the wrong dose, or if a doctor does not consider the potential side effects that a patient may experience.

Contact a Decatur Medical Malpractice Attorney

What may seem like minor mistakes by a physician, pediatrician, psychiatrist, dermatologist, cardiologist, gynecologist, or other medical doctor can have a huge impact on a patient's health. If you have been injured because of doctor errors, Kanoski Bresney will fight to help you achieve justice and receive payments that address the harm you have suffered. To learn more about how we can help with your case, contact us and schedule a free consultation by calling our office at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We represent victims of medical negligence throughout all of Illinois, including Peoria, Springfield, McDonough County, Decatur, Peoria County, Tazewell County, Rushville, Sangamon County, Pekin, Champaign, Macon County, Macomb, McLean County, Schuyler County, Bloomington, Quincy, Adams County, and Champaign County.

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