In 2014, a total of $201,849,500 was paid out to medical malpractice claimants in Illinois. In total, $3,891,743,050 was paid out to medical malpractice victims in the United States that year. Medical malpractice, as you can see, thousands of medical malpractice claims are filed in the United States every year.
If you are a victim of medical malpractice, you are not alone. From 2009 to 2011, 382 medical malpractice claims were filed in Illinois. In 112 of those claims, the claimant received compensation for his or her damages. In seven of those cases, the damages awarded were $10 million or higher. Do not be afraid to assert your right to seek compensation for your damages if you are a victim of medical malpractice. Talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer about your rights and how you can file a claim to seek the money you deserve.
The Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claim in Illinois
In a study conducted by the Illinois Department of Insurance, the top five medical specialties for malpractice claims were as follows:
Surgery, with a total of $203,572,109 paid to claimants from 2005 to 2008;
Obstetrics and Gynecology, with a total of $148,552,053 paid to claimants from 2005 to 2008;
Internal Medicine, with a total of $76,650,828 paid to claimants from 2005 to 2008;
General Practice, with a total of $63,957,474 paid to claimants from 2005 to 2008; and
Anesthesiology, with a total of $46,662,496 paid to claimants from 2005 to 2008.
In 2012, Illinois was ranked 10th in the nation for medical malpractice payouts per capita.
Work with an Experienced Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you have suffered a worsened condition or an injury because of a physician or other healthcare professional’s negligence, consider seeking compensation for your damages through a medical malpractice claim with help from our team at Baizer Kolar P.C. We are a boutique malpractice firm comprised of three lawyers who work as a team to help our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation with us.