There is no doubt that human bodies are complex. In fact, doctors that practice medicine in Chicago often specialize their practices to one organ system or body party due to the complexities that each offers for study and understanding. While many people see general practitioners for their everyday illnesses and injuries, they may be referred to specialists when those generalists cannot resolve their patients’ ailments.
Whether a doctor is a specialist or a generalist it may take the doctor some time to properly diagnose a patient’s medical problem. In many cases doctors must rule out various causes before they can definitively settle on a reason for their patients’ problems. The failure to properly evaluate a patient may result in a case of medical malpractice being brought against a doctor. However, even if a doctor considers various causes for a patient’s medical issues the doctor may still make mistakes in the diagnostic or treatment processes that leave the patient’s condition unresolved or even worsened.
In these scenarios, patients may allege medical malpractice on the basis of doctor error. Doctor error is a form of negligence and when it happens, patients can suffer serious injuries, significant pain and suffering and even death. As a form of negligence and medical malpractice, doctor error can sometimes be addressed through litigation and victims can sometimes receive compensation for their losses.
The law firm of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish represents Illinois clients that have been harmed by doctor error as well as other forms of medical malpractice. They are available to discuss potential doctor error-based cases with new clients and to evaluate other possible claims of medical malpractice with them. To learn more about the practice and its representation of individuals who have been harmed by doctors, please visit the firm’s website on doctor error and medical malpractice.