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Modern medical science offers a range of amazing treatments that can cure dangerous illnesses and alleviate painful symptoms. Some people rely on a supply of pharmaceuticals to keep their cholesterol levels under control. Some people undergo surgeries to reduce their risk of heart failure. These treatments are generally prescribed by a trusted healthcare professional. We rely on our doctors, nurses, and other specialists to properly diagnose your medical problems and to then set up an appropriate treatment for the issue. Tragically, many people fall victim to negligent medical professionals who give them improper treatments.
As the Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC well know, receiving improper treatment can have disastrous consequences. It is not a simple mistake with an easy fix. The unnecessary, incorrect treatment itself could hurt you. You might suffer from side effects you never should’ve experienced. In addition, getting the wrong treatment might mean you’re not receiving the proper medical help you actually need. If you are the victim of improper treatment caused by medical malpractice, you might be legally entitled to financial compensation.
Illinois law has high expectations for all medical professionals. Legally, doctors, nurses, and other hospital employees must treat all patients with care. If they behave recklessly, or if they don’t have the knowledge or skills they should, then someone can get seriously hurt—even die. Healthcare professionals who fail to properly care for their patients might be guilty of medical malpractice.
Patients suffer from improper treatment due to a variety of reasons. Some examples of dangerous mistakes that can lead to improper treatment include:
This is certainly not a complete list of the causes of improper treatment. Patients find themselves taking the wrong medicines or undergoing inappropriate procedures for a wide variety of reasons. In addition, it can be difficult for an average person to tell whether medical malpractice is to blame for their incorrect treatment. If you have been injured due to an incorrect treatment, you should seek experienced legal counsel as soon as possible.
At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, we believe medical professionals should be held accountable when they act with carelessness or neglect. Call us today at (312) 346-8620 if you suspect you are the victim of improper treatment. Our skilled medical malpractice attorneys are ready to fight to get you the compensation you deserve.