Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

The greater Chicago area is home to some of the best surgeons, doctors, and hospitals in the United States. But medical treatment errors do happen. Each year, nearly 100,000 people in the U.S. die because of a healthcare professional’s error or negligence. Many other patients are left seriously ill, permanently injured, or disabled. Medical malpractice cases aren’t limited to physicians, though. Malpractice covers mistakes made by physicians, surgeons, dentists, nurse practitioners, RNs, radiologists, pharmacists, and other medical professionals in hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehab and long-term care facilities, nursing homes, and other healthcare centers. The medical mistakes and negligence that result in malpractice claims are many and varied, including:

  • Surgical & anesthetic mistakes
  • Emergency room treatment or ER diagnosis errors
  • Dentist and periodontic errors
  • Failure to diagnose a condition that would have improved with timely and correct treatment
  • Misdiagnosis of heart attacks, cancers, strokes, or other medical conditions
  • Mismanagement or misreading of diagnostic tests, such as CT scans, MRIs, X-rays, blood work, and other tests
  • Pharmacy errors and wrongly prescribed medications
  • Medical device errors
  • Other negligent practices or treatment on the part of hospitals, health centers, physicians, dentists, nurses, clinics, rehabilitation centers, and nursing homes.

For best results, Contact STYKA & STYKA, LLC, immediately after any injury or illness that you believe is the result of medical negligence or mistakes. Medical malpractice insurance companies keep powerful defense attorneys and medical experts on retainer to minimize their finanical losses in malpractice suits. Senior Partner Sylvia Styka aggressively defends her clients’ rights by standing up to these insurance companies and aggressively pursuing the best possible outcomes for clients through expert negotiation or, if necessary, skilled courtroom litigation.

Dangerous or Recalled Medication, Medical Device & Equipment

Each day, millions of people rely on an array of medications and medical devices to help them live with chronic diseases or to treat a variety of illnesses. Usually, patients have positive experiences with their medications or the medical technology used in their treatments. Occasionally, though, significant side effects or malfunctions occur that cause serious illness, injury or even death.

Some prescription and OTC drugs that have been recent causes for concern include:

  • VIOXX® | Celebrex® | Avandia®
  • Fixodent Dental Cream | Celexa ®
  • Tramadol | Zyprexa® | Bextra®
  • Meridia® | Baycol® | Ultram

Recent medical device recalls include:

  • DePuy Hip Implants
  • Zimmer Hip Implants
  • Zimmer Knee Implants
  • Medtronic Defibrillators
  • Medtronic & Guidant Heart Assist Devices
  • Composix Kugel Mesh Patch
  • Drug-Coated Stents (multiple manufacturers)
  • Spineology Inc. OptiMesh
  • GE CT Scans
  • LifeCell Corp AlloDerm Mesh or AlloDerm Regenerative Tissue Matrix
  • Cardiac Science Corp. Powerheart Cardiovive Cardiolife AED
  • Advanced Medical Optics Complete Moisture Plus Recall

If you are one of the unfortunate patients who have suffered complications or face additional treatments or surgeries because of one of these recalled medical devices or dangerous medications, contact STYKA & STYKA, LLC, to protect yourself and your rights. We will work closely with you to get the compensation you deserve.

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer

When a physician, nurse, midwife, anesthesiologist, obstetrician, or hospital fails to provide appropriate care during the labor and delivery, or prenatal or postnatal periods, a resulting catastrophic birth injury can cost in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars for a lifetime of care. A failure to diagnose, the wrong response in a medical situation, or an moment’s lack of attention can turn a joyous moment into anguish and place parents in a position they never dreamed of: “How do we ensure that our baby will receive the necessary care to develop? How can we be sure that after we die, there will be someone to take care of our child’s needs?”

Types of birth injuries may include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain Injuries
  • Anoxic & Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Uterine Rupture
  • Untreated Elevated Bilirubin
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Erb’s Palsy & Should Dystocia

If your child was injured in the prenatal, labor/delivery or postnatal periods, contact STYKA & STYKA, LLC, for a free consultation. We can help determine if medical negligence or error were involved.

Medical Malpractice Compensation

Depending on the severity and extent of your injuries, STYKA & STYKA can help you recover settlements or jury verdicts that may include some or all of the following awards:

  • Medical bills, including hospital, doctor, prescriptions, ambulance and other related bills
  • Future medical bills and care, including long-term care, rehabilitation and physical therapy, hospital bed, wheelchair and other home medical equipment, prosthetic limbs and reconstructive surgery
  • Lost income and future lost income
  • Other economic costs that you incur due to your injury
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Wrongful Death

Different statutes of limitations apply to different injuries and circumstances. STYKA & STYKA can determine the limitations that apply in your injury matter.

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