Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney

 

Attorney James G. Bonebrake has great respect for the medical profession because it saves lives and improves the quality of life for many people every day. By working with doctors, he is able to avoid filing frivolous lawsuits while still providing accountability for those missed diagnoses, erroneous treatments, and botched surgeries that occur.

Missed diagnoses account for over 40% of medical malpractice claims filed in the United States. In such cases, it is not a matter of “Monday morning quarterbacking,” as the insurance companies contend. In most cases filed, the doctors or hospitals had plenty of time to make the correct diagnosis, but failed to follow standard testing protocol, their hospital’s rules, or the accepted standards of the profession itself.

Improper treatment makes up the majority of the other cases filed: doctors or hospitals fail to prescribe the correct medicine or treatment or one professional fails to do what was in fact prescribed by a supervising doctor. This can occur when an out of the ordinary problem exists but the doctors lacked the special training necessary to treat it and fail to refer, the patient to a specialist. It can also happen because of negligence, the failure to follow the accepted standard of care.

Doctors are busy, but they should never be too busy to listen to their patients about their symptoms or to answer questions. The vast majority of doctors and nurses are moral, but a very few care more about billing.  An overwhelming number of doctors really care, but a few get defensive when they are asked questions and won’t answer. It is bad enough when this occurs during the ordinary course of treatment, but it is intolerable to have to put up with this after a problem has occurred.

In cases Mr. Bonebrake files, doctors themselves provide the evidence necessary to get justice. In fact, he has doctors review the cases before they are filed to ensure that they are legitimate and to increase the chance of winning.

In order to encourage clients to understand their legal rights when an awful medical event has happened, he offers a free initial consultation. In view of the staggering cost of medical care, he will only take a fee if he is successful in the litigation.

If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury or death and you suspect that a doctor, nurse, or other hospital personnel caused the injury or aggravated a prior problem, get in touch with James G. Bonebrake at (312)-223-1699 or at jbonebrake@pattersonlawfirm.com.

 
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