Orland Park Medical Malpractice Attorney

Serving Cook County and Will County

Medical Malpractice is negligence by a health care professional, clinic or hospital in the care and treatment provided to a patient. While we typically think of doctors, it can also include nurses, medical technicians, dentists, mental health therapists, anesthesiologists and other health care providers.

What is Medical Malpractice?

All health care professionals have a duty of care to the patient. For a hospital/clinic, that duty is to exercise ordinary care in providing its services. This includes careful hiring, training, and supervision of staff, as well as cleanliness to prevent infectious diseases, and maintenance to minimize equipment failures and hazardous property conditions.

For a doctor, nurse, technician, or therapist, this duty is to show the degree of care used by a reasonably well-qualified person in their field. The provider does not need to be perfect; they need to take reasonable care. If they do not, it is professional negligence, otherwise known as medical malpractice.

If you were injured or a loved one died in a hospital or clinic, or from a pharmacy mistake, and you suspect that medical malpractice may have been a factor, contact me, injury attorney James A. Payonk, Jr. I offer free initial consultation at my law offices in Orland Park, Illinois. Call me at 708-633-6005.

Unsure if it Was Medical Malpractice?

An unsuccessful surgery or the failure of a medical treatment is not necessarily the result of medical malpractice or negligence. No one can guarantee a positive outcome in any medical case. The real measure of whether medical malpractice occurred is determining whether the health care provider exercised reasonable care.

  • Surgical errors: Did the doctor operate on the wrong body part? Did the surgeon fail to remove all of the cancer? Did the anesthesiologist make an error in the amount or type of anesthesia used?
  • Failure to diagnose or improper diagnosis: Did the emergency room doctor fail to get a full patient history or to order the necessary tests? Did the midwife or doctor fail to identify fetal distress during childbirth, causing birth injury?
  • Did the nursing staff fail to check the client after surgery? Did the nurse administer the wrong dose of medication? Was the nursing home negligent in supervising the patient with Alzheimer’s?
  • If a doctor could not make a timely diagnosis, did he or she refer the patient to a specialist?

I understand the complexities of medical negligence litigation. I have worked with some of the finest medical experts in the country to protect my clients who have been victims of malpractice.

Talk to an Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of a doctor, failure to refer a specialist, a medication error, or some other medical problem, contact my Orland Park law office online or call me at 708-633-6005.

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James A. Payonk, Jr.

~ Attorney at Law ~

10705 W 159th St.
Orland Park, Illinois 60467

(708) 633-6005