Illinois Lawyers Helping Chicago Victims of Medical Mistakes
Medical malpractice can strike victims in any number of forms, from missed diagnoses to surgical error. Because the medical profession is designed around bodily care, it is not unusual for mistakes in this realm to include devastating injuries, including birth defects, brain damage and death. If you or a family member has been the victim of a preventable medical error, it is important that you seek and recover damages comparable with the suffering you have experienced.
We Can Help
Cavanagh Law Group has long been known as a devoted defender of individual rights in the event of a medical malpractice accident, and today that experience has earned us a number of accolades throughout the nation. Timothy J. Cavanagh has been named one of the top 500 plaintiffs' lawyers in the United States by Lawdragon Magazine, and to date the firm has earned over $350 million for clients who have been subject to negligent behavior or activity. No matter what sort of medical malpractice you may have suffered, we can help you get a fair and full settlement for your injuries.
One of the principal ways that medical malpractice cases are won is through the extensive analysis of medical professionals. At Cavanagh Law Group, we have long associated with physicians, nurse practitioners and independent experts to reconstruct the details of your procedure, treatment or intervention. The result is an extraordinarily high level of detail as we move toward trial, up to and, including recreations, granular timeliness and plenty of testimony to create a fuller picture of the incident. As a result, it is not unusual for doctors, hospitals and manufacturers to offer settlements long before anyone enters a courthouse.
Please see below for a representative sample of our work. Some of our major medical malpractice settlements include:
- Vlachos v. Hungerford, et al.
Resulted in a total settlement of $14,000,000 — The family of a 5-year-old Chicago boy was awarded $14 million in a settlement after he suffered a severe brain injury during birth when hospital staff members allegedly mixed up his heart rate with his mother's pulse. The malpractice complaint against Northwestern Memorial Hospital contended the baby was not breathing when he was born, and that emergency staffers were not prepared to resuscitate him because of the monitoring error. The seven-minute lapse without oxygen caused the child to suffer from cerebral palsy, leaving his arms and legs paralyzed.
- Hopkins v. Westlake Hospital
Resulted in a total settlement of $7,500,000 — A 42-year-old mother of three presented at the emergency room with chest pain. The hospital staff failed to provide an EKG immediately and provided a drug that sped up the heart. Plaintiff suffered a myocardial infarction and suffered brain damage.
- Coglianese v. Cardiovascular Renal Consultants
Resulted in a total verdict of $600,000 — An adult female patient died at Blue Island Hospital from sepsis after doctors failed to detect a perforated colon despite a history of a recent colonoscopy and X-ray films that demonstrated free air. Case settled pretrial for $2,000,000.00 against the radiologist.
- Imhof v. Loyola University Medical Center
Resulted in a total settlement of $1,450,000 — This wrongful death case arose after a man was brought to Loyola for burn injuries but died when the doctors failed to treat him correctly.
Contact Cavanagh Law Group Today
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a medical mistake and you feel that injuries were due to negligence, it is important to consult legal help. Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cavanagh Law Group will thoroughly investigate your case to determine the nature of the accident and have the guilty party held liable for your injuries and damages. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney. There are no upfront costs because we take all cases on contingency basis. This means you pay nothing unless we win your case. If you have suffered injuries as a result of medical error or misdiagnosis, immediately contact an experienced Chicago attorney at Cavanagh Law Group at 312-425-1900 who can aggressively pursue your rights.
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Contact Cavanagh Law Group today at 312-425-1900, or by email.