Personal injuries are incredibly challenging by themselves, but some victims experience further suffering due to medical malpractice. Most people are aware that medical malpractice is a growing problem within the United States but don’t understand how big of a problem it has become. Some of the statistics are truly staggering. It is pretty alarming to discover that over 3.5 billion dollars were paid to the victims of medical malpractice last year alone. What’s even worse than the financial damages that were incurred as a result of malpractice is the threat posed to the victims’ health. Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, right behind cancer and heart disease.
Of the approximate 12,000 payouts in 2013, a third of the cases in question resulted in fatalities (which lead to wrongful death claims) and about 19% resulted in victims sustaining a major permanent injury. Illinois actually ranks within the top ten states that had the highest payouts per capita. If you have been mistreated, you need to find someone to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
The Law Offices of Robert T. Edens, P.C. is no stranger to a wide range of personal injuries and has helped clients in McHenry, Illinois win the restitution they deserved. We have helped countless victims of medical malpractice, but also specialize in other types of personal injury law and can protect your rights regarding the following practice areas:
With over 20 years of experience, we are your most trusted local personal injury experts. Feel free to view the outcome of our past cases and see what our clients have to say about our work on our testimonials page.
If you live in McHenry, Illinois, and feel that you have not been properly cared for, don’t hesitate to give us a call today. Call us local at (847) 395-2200 or toll-free at (855) 760-6746 to learn how we can help you fight back against medical malpractice.