What is Medical Malpractice?

Published on October 15th, 2018

We all rely on medical professionals to take care of us and our loved ones. Unfortunately, things don’t always go according to plan, resulting in complications, and sometimes even death. Medical malpractice is an example of a case that our personal injury lawyers in Mokena deal with when a hospital, doctor or other healthcare professional causes injury to a patient through negligence or an act of omission.

There are three major characteristics that help define medical malpractice. The claim against the hospital or medical professional must have the following:
– A violation of the standard of care: this means that medical standards are not being met. Patients have the right to expect a level of care that coincides with these standards; if this care level is not met, this is grounds for establishing negligence.
– An injury due to negligence: As a patient, it is important that you establish that you were injured due to negligence.
– The injury caused significant damages: medical malpractice lawsuits are expensive to litigate, so the patient must show that they have experienced significant damages resulting from the injury.


Our personal injury lawyer in Mokena deals with examples such as failure diagnose, misdiagnosis, misreading or ignoring lab results, premature discharge, failure to recognize symptoms, improper medication or dosage, surgical errors, unnecessary surgery and more.

If you feel as though you or a family member has been a victim of medical malpractice, don’t hesitate to reach out to our personal injury lawyer in Mokena! Our team at Block Law wants to help you get the compensation you deserve.

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