Seeking Compensation For Medical Malpractice

Medical practitioners have a responsibility to uphold what is known as the duty of care — the proper and generally accepted actions that they must take when treating patients. When a doctor, nurse or other staff member fails to uphold the duty of care, they put their patients at risk of serious injury.

Medical malpractice, then, is more than simply an accident. It occurs when a health care professional takes an intentional action that falls below the duty of care that all doctors have for their patients.

If a doctor exposes a patient to needless harm, then he or she may be liable for the injuries that result. At the Peoria law firm of Schierer & Ritchie, LLC, we have the experience and resources necessary to pursue medical malpractice claims, helping victims to recover compensation for their injuries.

Ready To Assist In Any Situation

Medical malpractice is a particularly complex area of the law, and it comes in many forms. Our law firm is prepared to assist Illinois residents with a wide variety of medical malpractice issues, including:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to medicate
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Birth injuries

Get The Information You Need

When a patient walks into a hospital, he or she trusts that doctors will provide the best possible treatment. Unfortunately, health care professionals sometimes expose their patients to unnecessary danger, often without the patient's knowledge. If you suspect you may have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact our law firm. Our Peoria medical malpractice lawyers can examine your case closely to determine whether medical practitioners ever fell below the standard of care they are obligated to uphold.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us online, or call 309-270-1742 or 800-610-9425.