Medical Malpractice LawyerNew Athens, IL

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


Doctors are supposed to cure our ailments when we're sick or hurt. They're tasked with helping us when we're sick and making sure that we get the care and medical attention we need. But what are we supposed to do or think when a doctor doesn't do what's best for our health? What are we to do when they make a grievous mistake during surgery? What options do we have to hold the doctors accountable?

Burger Law is an aggressive and dedicated Personal Injury Law Firm in New Athens 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're in pain and running out of options. Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in New Athens 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 to make sure that your case is taken seriously and pursued by professional personal injury lawyers in New Athens, 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 New Athens

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 factors or acts that must have occurred for the case to be a legal medical malpractice case. Here are several examples:

  1. A Doctor-Patient relationship has to be established - This is the first step in a medical malpractice case and you have to 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 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 the doctors actions didn't lead to any further damages, your case will be harder to argue in court.
  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 regarding medical negligence and medical malpractice, or if you need to speak with our medical malpractice lawyers in New Athens 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 you can pursue the case from a legal point of view, you will have to have another doctor or health professional write a letter. This letter needs to state that party that provided medical care did so negligently or carelessly, and that another doctor with similar training would not have made the same mistake. So what does this mean? There needs to be a deviation or change from the normal standard of care, and this change has to have caused harm to the patient. The deviation from the standard of care must be responsible for any further damages other than the original injury you saw the health professional for. If no damages resulted from the deviation, there is not a strong case for medical malpractice.

Having another doctor state that the doctor who you trusted acted negligently and that their negligence caused you harm is vital to the case. From this point, a medical malpractice case can proceed.

If you have any questions regarding where you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in New Athens, or if you would prefer to have a medical malpractice lawyer in New Athens do the filing for you, our medical malpractice attorneys in New Athens 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 New Athens - 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 ask for your life to radically change due to the mistakes of a doctor. You deserve to have an aggressive and talented legal team fight for you.

Burger Law is an experienced, dedicated, and aggressive Medical Malpractice Law Firm in New Athens and we can ensure that your case, your health, and your rights are fully protected. 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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