Medical Malpractice LawyerCarlinville, IL

We trust doctors to make the right decisions regarding our health. When they violate that trust, they should pay.


We place our health and well being in the hands of doctors. They're tasked with helping us when we're sick and making sure that we get the care and medical attention we need. But we do when a doctor hurts us? If they botch a surgery and hurt us even more, what are we suppose to do? What options do we have to hold the doctors accountable?

Burger Law is an aggressive and dedicated Personal Injury Law Firm in Carlinville with a proven record of holding doctors responsible for the negligent, dangerous, and damaging actions. You relied on the doctor to care for your ailments, but they made a terrible decision and now you are suffering from the consequences. Now you need help to make it right. Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Carlinville can help you get the care and compensation you deserve, and can also make sure that the doctor is held fully liable for their mistakes that have harmed you.

If you need help with a medical malpractice claim, and you want qualified, experienced and professional personal injury lawyers in Carlinville, call or contact our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don't charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your medical malpractice lawsuit.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Carlinville

What is medical malpractice?

Medical Malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, or other medical professional acts negligently and fails to provide a standard of reasonable care, and the patient is then subsequently harmed by this negligent act. This can happen in the form of errors in diagnoses, missed diagnosis, error in treatments, errors in after care or errors in health management.

You think that a doctor committed medical malpractice in your care. What now?

Here is a quick video explaining whether or not you have a medical malpractice case:

For your case to constitute medical malpractice there are several acts that the doctor, hospital, or health professional had to have made for it to be a legal medical malpractice case. Here are several examples:

  1. A Doctor-Patient relationship has to be established - For you to pursue a claim against a doctor, hospital, or health facility, you must first be able to prove that you were a patient under their care.
  2. The Doctor must have acted negligently in regards to your care - For the case to continue, the doctor must have acted negligently and acted in ways that another doctor of similar training would not have.
  3. The Doctor's negligence has to have injured you - The doctor's negligence, whether it was a missed diagnosis or a botched surgery must lead directly to your injury or being further injured. If the doctors negligence didn't cause you any injuries, you're case will be difficult to win.
  4. The Doctor's negligence and your injury led to specific damages - For any type of personal injury claim to work, you must have been damaged in some way, whether it is medically or financially. If you can verify that your damages do indeed stem from the negligent actions of the doctor or hospital, your case has legal bearing and can continue.

If you have any questions about these steps, what other factors can be used to expose medical negligence and medical malpractice, or if you need to speak with our medical malpractice lawyers in Carlinville now, feel free to call our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don't charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your medical malpractice lawsuit.

I've proven that my doctor has committed Medical Malpractice against me. What now?

With Medical Malpractice proven, you now need to file a Medical Malpractice Claim.

Here is a quick video detailing how to file a medical malpractice claim:

Filing a medical malpractice claim is similar to filing a personal injury claim. In both Illinois and Missouri, before a case can be filed against a doctor or hospital a letter from another doctor is needed. This letter needs to state that party that provided medical care did so negligently or carelessly, that another doctor, with training or experience similar to the operating doctor, would not have made the same medical choices or errors. So what does this mean? There has to be a deviation from the standard of care, and the deviation has to have caused harm to the patient. This deviation from the normal standard of care has to have caused further damages or injuries. If no damages resulted from the deviation, there is not a strong case for medical malpractice.

When it’s time to file the lawsuit, you have to name the doctor, hospital or practician in the lawsuit, and you will also need a certificate or a letter signed by another doctor that there was negligence involved in the care you received, and that the negligence caused you harm. From this point, a medical malpractice case can proceed.

If you have any questions regarding where you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Carlinville, or if you would prefer to have a medical malpractice lawyer in Carlinville do the filing for you, our medical malpractice attorneys in Carlinville can help you and make sure that your claim is taken seriously. To learn more about our firm, our medical malpractice lawsuit methods, or to see if you have a medical malpractice case, call our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don't charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your medical malpractice lawsuit.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Carlinville - Call Now

You've been hurt by a doctor, medical professional, or a hospital, and you need someone that will fight aggressively for your rights. You didn't want your life and your career to be thrown into disarray because of the negligent and reckless action of a doctor. You need and deserve a team of qualified, experienced, and dedicated medical malpractice lawyers in Carlinville to fight for your rights.

Burger Law is an experienced, dedicated, and aggressive Medical Malpractice Law Firm in Carlinville and we can make sure that your life, health, care, and compensation are protected and fought for. If you've been hurt, you deserve legal compensation. Call our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don't charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your medical malpractice lawsuit.

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