If you have been injured
due to the negligence of a medical provider (doctor,
hospital, nurse, etc) you need to contact The Law Offices
of John M. Borcia. We have the experience and
resources to successfully prosecute all types of Medical
Medical Malpractice cases
are, very complex, expensive to pursue, have a high
risk of no recovery and often involve an "emotional"
element due to the client's personal involvement. These
types of cases are also vigorously defended by the insurance
companies since, under the terms of most policies, the
medical provider involved must approve of any settlement.
Doctors are frequently hesitant to agree to any settlements
due to the potential negative affect such a settlement
would have on their reputation and their practice.
In order to file a Medical
Malpractice lawsuit in Illinois, you are required to
produce a sworn statement by a qualified medical expert
(after reviewing the pertinent medical records) which
states that the medical provider committed malpractice.
This statement must conclude that "with reasonable
medical certainty, the action or inaction of the defendant
was the cause of damage to the plaintiff."
In order to determine
if your potential Medical Malpractice has merit, you
should ask yourself the following questions:
- Have you been informed
by another doctor or health care provider that the
treatment received was inappropriate or that the outcome
- Have you suffered a
severe or permanent injury while under the care of
a doctor, hospital or other health care provider?
If so, was the injury more severe or devastating than
you expected from the original diagnosis or trauma?
- Have you undergone an
optional surgical procedure without signing an informed
- Has your insurance company
questioned the appropriateness of specific procedures,
tests or diagnoses?
- Has your doctor or health
care provider seemed hesitant to inform you of the
status of your medical condition?
- Do you have strong doubts
about the competency of a doctor or the appropriateness
of the care you received?
- Do you have concerns
that a medical device or implant may have seriously
affected your health?
If the answer to any of
these questions is yes, contact the Law Offices of
John M. Borcia at (847) 244-0690, and we will review
your medical records to determine whether there is a
basis for a Medical Malpractice claim.