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Physician Error

Errors made by a physician treating a patient can lead to catastrophic consequences, including permanent injury or wrongful death. Your doctor is supposed to provide you with a certain standard of care. If you have sustained injuries or someone you love died in the Chicago area or anywhere in Illinois because your physician made a medical mistake, you should speak to a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer right away.

Chicago medical malpractice attorney Joseph Klest represents medical malpractice clients throughout Will County, DuPage County, Cook County, and Lake County that have been injured or harmed because of physician errors and other kinds of medical malpractice mistakes. We also handle medical malpractice cases throughout Illinois.

Physician Errors and Injuries Frequently, physician errors occur because a doctor made a mistake, did not possess the skills or experience to properly perform a specific medical procedure, or was careless and did not pay proper attention when treating the patient.

Common Physician Malpractice Errors:

* Failure to diagnose an illness * Misdiagnosis * Delayed diagnosis * Prescribing the wrong medication or drug dosage to a patient * Failure to admit a patient to a hospital or an emergency room * Failure to properly monitor a patients’ vitals * Misreading lab results * Overdosing a patient * Underdosing a patient
Injuries sustained due to physician error can include cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injuries (including coma and permanent brain damage), terminal breast cancer, cervical cancer, a ruptured appendix, cerebral palsy, infections, organ damage, and wrongful death.

A physician is required to provide you with a certain level of medical care. Failure by your doctor to do so can be grounds for a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. There is also a possibility that the hospital or medical facility can be held liable for your doctor’s mistake.

Visit our medical malpractice page for more information about medical malpractice lawsuits and how to obtain recovery compensation for your injuries.

Chicago Attorney Klest has successfully negotiated large settlements and won major verdicts for injury victims of medical malpractice. He has the resources and experience to represent you.

To schedule your free case evaluation with Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law, contact us online or call (630) 529-7848, (847) 969-9510, or (312) 527-2779. Our law offices are located in Chicago and Schaumburg, Illinois.