Medical Malpractice LawyerDecatur, IL

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


We trust that doctors know what's best for us. They're supposed to provide us with a plan of action to stay healthy, or inform us when we have a life-threatening disease. But what can we do when a doctor gives us bad information? 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 Decatur with a proven track record of holding doctors accountable for the mistakes that make. 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're in pain and running out of options. Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Decatur will fight aggressively for your rights and recovery and make sure the doctor or hospital pays.

If you need help with a medical malpractice claim, and you want qualified, experienced and professional personal injury lawyers in Decatur, 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 Decatur

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 - This step is important in the case because it validates that you were indeed 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 made decisions or actions that another doctor would not have given the same circumstances.
  3. The Doctor's negligence has to have injured you - The doctor's negligent actions must then lead to you being injured or further injured due to their mistakes. If no injury or harm occurred, you're case may not be legally viable.
  4. The Doctor's negligence and your injury led to specific damages - You must have sustained damages relating to the actions of the doctor, hospital, or health professional. If you can prove that your damages directly result from the doctor's or hospitals actions, your case can proceed.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the collection of evidence, or if you have more general questions about medical negligence and medical malpractice, or if you need to speak with our medical malpractice lawyers in Decatur 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, you will need to have a letter from another doctor or health professional of similar training. 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. The deviation from the standard of care, the negligence of the doctor has to have caused further damages than the original ailment. 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 Decatur, or if you would prefer to have a medical malpractice lawyer in Decatur do the filing for you, our medical malpractice attorneys in Decatur 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 Decatur - Call Now

You're suffering from medical malpractice, and you need someone who will take your case seriously. You didn't ask to be hurt, you didn't ask to lose work and wages and you didn't ask for your health to get worse at the hands of a doctor. You need and deserve a team of qualified, experienced, and dedicated medical malpractice lawyers in Decatur to fight for your rights.

Burger Law is an experienced, dedicated, and aggressive Medical Malpractice Law Firm in Decatur and we can make sure that you are given the legal guidance and care that you deserve. 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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