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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions... About Medical Malpractice Claims
MEDICAL NEWS & INFORMATION
Hoey & Farina, P.C.
Personal Injury Lawyers / Wrongful Death Attorneys
Suffering a serious injury, or the wrongful death of a family member, due the medical malpractice of a doctor, nurse or hospital can happen at any time and have life long consequences for you and your family. Suddenly your life is turned upside down and you are faced with many questions.
Following are answers to frequently asked questions about medical malpractice resulting in a serious injury or wrongful death. (Because every medical malpractice claim is unique, please contact Hoey & Farina at 1-888-425-1212 for your FREE CONSULTATION about your specific rights and remedies.)
WHO CAN I SUE FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?
If you believe you or a family member one has suffered a serious injury or wrongful death due to medical malpractice, an investigation needs to be done by Hoey & Farina as quickly as possible to determine if medical malpractice occurred and who can be held liable under the law. The medical malpractice may be the result of the negligence of a doctor, nurse and/or hospital. It may also be due to a defective medical device, meaning there is a defective product liability claim, too.
DO I NEED TO HIRE A LAWYER?
If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury or wrongful death due to medical malpractice, you will have to protect your rights by going up against large insurance companies' entire legal staff. Hoey & Farina understands that you need your own team! At Hoey & Farina, you will be assigned your own team of experienced personal injury lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and investigators.
WHAT IF I CAN'T AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER?
Hoey & Farina represents clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning we are paid only after we have obtained a settlement or verdict on your behalf. There are never any upfront costs to you.
HOW CAN I FIND A GOOD DOCTOR TO HELP ME NOW?
Hoey & Farina can provide you with medical resources to insure you or your loved one is receiving the best medical care possible. We can also assist you with your mounting medical bills by contacting your doctors and medical providers to request they accept payment after your personal injury claim is resolved.
WHAT IS MY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE WORTH?
The monetary value of your medical malpractice claim is determined throughout the legal process as many factors are investigated and taken into consideration, including: permanent injury, disfiguring injury, life altering injury (brain damage, spinal cord injury, etc.), temporary or permanent disability, medical bills, future care mdical bills, lost wages, future lost wages and percentage of fault / negligence of all responsible persons or companies.
DO I HAVE TO GO TO COURT?
The thought of having to "go to court" may be intimidating. Know that throughout the entire legal process, Hoey & Farina's experienced and compassionate staff will be there with you. We will attempt to settle your case, but will also be prepared to go to trial if necessary in order to obtain the very best result for you.
HOW LONG WILL MY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE TAKE?
Having all aspects of your medical malpractice claim well documented may result in a quicker settlement. It is important to keep good records about:
- Date Of Doctor Or Hospital Visits
- Copies Of Medical Records Or Test Results
- Prescription Receipts / Instructions
- Medical Equipment Receipts / Warrantees (Wheel Chair, TENS Unit, Etc.)
- Tax Returns Reflecting Lost Wages
- Other Receipts Such As For Child Care Or Adult Care, In-Home Nursing Care, Or Funeral Arrangements
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or a wrongful death, call a respected Chicago personal injury lawyer / Illinois wrongful death lawyer at Hoey & Farina at 1-888-425-1212, or complete this form, for your FREE CONSULTATION. Hoey & Farina represents clients throughout the United States.