Chicago Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Attorney
When you go to the doctor or hospital, you expect medical professionals to make you well—not sicker. However, medical malpractice does happen, and sometimes, it causes the death of a loved one. You have options if you believe a doctor or another medical professional’s negligence caused the death of your loved one.
We understand that immediately after the death, you are grieving and may not want to deal with anything else. However, the sooner you contact a wrongful death medical malpractice attorney in Chicago, the sooner we can help you gather evidence and get you the compensation you deserve.
If you lost a loved one because of a medical professional’s or institution’s negligence, contact Zayed Law Offices in Chicago for a free case evaluation as soon as possible.
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Why Choose Zayed Law Offices
While no compensation can bring back your loved one, the money goes a long way in helping you adjust to less income coming into the house and covering medical and death-related expenses. Our wrongful death attorneys at Zayed Law Offices in Chicago win 99 percent of their cases and ensure you recover the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys are compassionate to you while vigorously representing your rights, whether dealing with insurance company settlement negotiations or in the courtroom.
With an attorney, you won’t have to fight with the insurance company and worry about meeting deadlines while dealing with losing a loved one—we do all that for you.
Recovering Damages After a Chicago Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death
You can recover economic and non-economic damages after a wrongful death. Economic damages have a monetary value. You could recover any medical expenses related to the wrongful death, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, and death-related expenses, including funeral and burial expenses, cremation expenses, and probate attorneys’ fees and costs.
Non-economic damages do not have a monetary value. You could also recover compensation for:
pain and suffering
loss of companionship and consortium
inconvenience damages if you have to hire someone to do the chores your loved one did, such as lawn maintenance
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death
Every state has a statute of limitations for wrongful death, and Illinois is no exception. You have two years to take legal action if you lost a loved one due to another person’s actions or inactions.
However, never wait that long before contacting a medical malpractice wrongful death lawyer. We have several steps to take before filing a lawsuit, including investigating your case and attempting settlement negotiations—and two years will quickly go by.
Additionally, the chance that evidence disappears is much higher the longer you wait. In many cases, evidence could disappear inadvertently, but sometimes, evidence disappears purposefully.
Finally, people tend to forget what happened if you wait too long—including you. You might have pertinent information in your case, and forgetting that information could mean the difference in recovering thousands or hundreds of thousands—or recovering any compensation.
You can bring a wrongful death action against any medical professional whose negligence caused the death of your loved one—it does not have to be a doctor. Zayed Law Offices in Chicago will investigate your case to determine whether the medical professional or the facility was negligent.
The legal and medical professions hold medical professionals to a higher standard of care due to their education and experience in the medical field. Thus, it is easier to deem them negligent than to prove negligence in another industry.
Medical malpractice includes:
- Misdiagnosing an illness or issue.
- Failing to diagnose an illness or issue.
- Surgical errors.
- Prescription drug cases.
When choosing a medical malpractice wrongful death lawyer, ensure the lawyer has experience in wrongful death and determining medical negligence. Both wrongful death and medical negligence have additional rules and laws that require experience in this area.
Zayed Law Offices have attorneys with experience in these areas who work to get the compensation you deserve.
Fighting the Insurance
Medical malpractice claims in themselves are complex. Add wrongful death to it, and your case becomes more complex. In some cases, you can recover damages from more than one person and/or entity—and the case becomes even more complex since you are now working with more than one insurance company.
Because insurance companies are in business to make money, they don’t like to pay out claims, especially claims that could cost them hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. They will try anything to deny a claim or offer you a pittance, including twisting what you say to make it look as though your loved one is at fault for their death.
Insurance companies may admit their client’s negligence but say they can only pay a certain amount. That is rarely, if ever, true.
When you retain an attorney, the insurance company knows it can’t pull those and other tricks on you, so you are more apt to receive a fair and reasonable settlement. Additionally, the insurance company also knows that you are more likely to take your case to court, which they don’t want. Going to court costs the insurance companies a lot for attorneys’ fees.
Contact Zayed Law Offices Today
If you lost a loved one because of medical malpractice, contact our Chicago medical malpractice wrongful death lawyer at (312) 883-6907 as soon as possible. We can help you gather evidence to prove the medical professional’s negligence and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Zayed Law Offices in Chicago have experienced medical malpractice and wrongful death attorneys who can recover a fair and reasonable settlement or jury trial verdict if the insurance company refuses to settle.