- February 18, 2015
- Posted by: admin
- Category: News
It is easier said than done when it comes to medical malpractice lawsuits in Illinois. Medical malpractice suits are a good idea but only with respect to certain cases. Even the strongest claimed suit comes to a fall when the suit is related to medical malpractice. Under this claim, the reason for failure is to prove sufficient injury, and medical malpractice cases being most costly of all personal injury cases are not given in favor of the plaintiff.
Medical malpractice is more than simply a bad result from medical care and treatment. The medical professional must have done something or failed to do something that is considered a deviation from the accepted standard in that area of medicine for the care and treatment that was being administered to the patient at the time. Furthermore, the medical mistake is what must lead to or cause a serious injury or death in order to warrant prosecution of the claim. If the injury is insufficient or has fewer consequences in accordance with the claim then the claim is rejected in favor of the defendants/doctor/hospitals/institutions.
Medical malpractice cases are the costliest of all personal injury cases. It takes a huge amount and a lot of time to bring the case on trial. The Court being so reluctant in deciding claims in favor of the plaintiff prevents lawyers from taking cases of medical malpractice.
Another reason for failure of medical malpractice claim is that doctors hold a high reputation and jurors generally trust, admire, and hold physicians in high esteem. This leads to sympathy and the case most of the time goes in favor of the doctors.
To sum it up, the case has to be pretty egregious and plaintiff must have had a very serious and permanent injury in order to have a good chance of winning a medical malpractice lawsuit.