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What Should I do if I Think I may Have Been Injured Due to Medical Negligence at an Illinois Hospital?

What Should I Do If I Think I May Have Been Injured Due To Medical Negligence At An Illinois Hospital? Meet with an attorney that is experienced in handling Illinois medical malpractice cases to discuss your situation as soon as possible.

Act Urgently if You Were Harmed in an Illinois Hospital!

There may be a statute of limitations on how long you have to file, so it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as you believe you may have a case. Statutes of limitations prohibit you from bringing cases if you wait too long. They were enacted in order to motivate you to file earlier and just generally because it's harder to try older cases. Here is Illinois' statute of limitations with respect to medical malpractice cases:

"No action for damages for injury or death against any physician, dentist, registered nurse or hospital duly licensed under the laws of this State, whether based upon tort, or breach of contract, or otherwise, arising out of patient care shall be brought more than 2 years after the date on which the claimant knew, or through the use of reasonable diligence should have known, or received notice in writing of the existence of the injury or death for which damages are sought in the action, whichever of such date occurs first…" 735 ILCS 5/13-212 (a)

As you can see, you only have two years to bring an Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit. There are some excepts but this general rule normally applies and it's why you should act with haste if you are injured in a hospital.

What Should I do After I'm Injured in a Hospital

Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your options. However, many people don't know that even before that, there are many things that you can do and that you should do to protect your right to recover. Here is a quick review of some of them but contact us to learn more about the complete list of things that will preserve your cause of action:

  • Do not speak to the doctor, hospital, or any other party that harmed you or their representatives.
  • Contact your employer and inform them that you need income verification.
  • Make a record of the circumstances of the incident as well as anyone present, your questions, and any memories you have about it.
  • Try and obtain your medical history.
  • Collect all notes, papers, receipts, or other documents that you have regarding the incident.

Think You Might Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

If you've been injured due to a doctor's misconduct, then you shouldn't wait to call us. Illinois' statutes of limitations as well as other laws limit your right to recover if you delay. Contact us and someone from Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC will immediately begin putting the pieces together so that you don't lose the compensation that should be yours!

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