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Medical Malpractice Lawyer Chicago - We Advocate for Victims of Healthcare Provider Negligence

Hospitals, drug companies and medical device manufacturers are large, multi-million-dollar businesses. When they make mistakes, the consequences can be catastrophic. Brain injuries, amputation, paralysis and even death can occur due to the negligent actions of medical professionals.

When these incidents occur, medical professionals need to be held responsible for their actions. This might sound simple. But often, these large corporations will hire entire teams of lawyers with one goal in mind: to pay injury victims as little as possible.

At Coplan & Crane, we level the playing field. With offices in Chicago and Oak Park, we work closely with people throughout Illinois and the Midwest who are seriously injured from surgical mistakes, medical errors and other related problems. We also assist clients with different types of medical malpractice lawsuits involving nursing home negligence, medication errors, gallbladder surgery mistakes and failure to diagnose a stroke or another serious medical problem that might have been treatable.

In each instance, we begin by meeting with people for free and simply listening to them describe exactly what went wrong. We then work with you to formulate a strategy that addresses your unique legal needs. All of this is done with one goal in mind: to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Damages for medical malpractice cases

Damages is a legal term that refers to the compensation obtained in a settlement or judgment from a negligent party. In medical malpractice cases, the damages can be substantial since the costs associated with surgical mistakes and hospital errors are quite large. At Coplan & Crane, we're proud of our ability to obtain large, often multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for medical malpractice victims in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois.

You might think you don't need the best medical malpractice lawyer to obtain damages from your medical malpractice case. Your case might seem straightforward. Your surgeon or doctor clearly made a mistake. Don't be so sure. You will need an experienced and caring medical malpractice attorney with a reputation for getting results.

Often, doctors, nurses, surgeons and other people who work in hospitals will claim they did nothing wrong. Often, they're more focused on one thing: paying patients as little as possible for their costly medical errors.

That's not fair. They made the mistake. They should pay for your medical expenses. They should pay for any lost income, pain and suffering and other bills you have due to their medical error. Bills can add up fast. You shouldn't have to suffer.

Failure To Diagnose A Disease Can Lead To Serious Health Problems

Failure to diagnose a serious illness or disease can have disastrous consequences. Once doctors believe someone has - or doesn't have - a certain illness, they might prescribe the wrong drugs or perform the wrong surgical procedure, or even an unnecessary surgery. Suddenly, other problems develop (including infections, anoxic brain injuries and compartment syndrome) because the original problem was not treated properly or at all. New problems arise due to surgical mistakes or medication errors. And perhaps worst of all, if doctors don't think anything is wrong, you could lose precious time to treat your serious illness.

Doctors and surgeons will often claim they did everything they could to help you. They will insist they did nothing wrong. That's not good enough. If someone made a mistake, they need to be held accountable. The same thing would happen if an engineer made a mistake that caused a poorly made bridge to collapse. Why should doctors be any different?

An Oak Park medical malpractice lawyer can work with you and make sure your case gets the attention it deserves.  As leading Chicago-area medical malpractice lawyers serving all of Illinois, the attorneys at Coplan & Crane have years of experience helping people dealing with serious medical problems caused by someone else's negligent behavior.

Take Charge With A Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Our Oak Park legal professionals have a strong track record for obtaining large, often multi-million-dollar settlements for clients. This money is essential for people struggling to pay their medical expenses, important bills and other essential items. We take a long-term approach to obtain compensation for you. We realize your medical mistake may have an impact on you for months or years. That's why it's important to get you enough money to cover the true cost of your medical error.

Building a strong medical malpractice case takes a lot of time and money. Typically, a medical malpractice attorney will pore over pages of medical reports and hospital charts, and consult with medical experts on your case. Some law firms charge people by the hour, racking up large bills no matter what happens. We take a different approach. At Coplan & Crane, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing if we don't win. It's that's simple.

Medical Malpractice Cases In Illinois Put People's Lives At Risk. Take Action

Don't sell yourself short. You're the one living with the consequences of their mistakes. Take action. Contact Coplan & Crane and schedule a free case evaluation. Call (708) 358-8080 or (800) 394-6002. We're eager to meet with you and answer your important questions. Best of all, if you choose to hire us, you don't have worry about paying us by the hour. Since we work on a contingency fee basis, you only pay us if we win your case.