Medical Malpractice LawyerWest Frankfort, IL

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


We rely upon doctors when we're sick or injured. 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 we do when a doctor hurts us? If a doctor makes a terrible call regarding our health, what can we do? What options do we have to hold the doctors accountable?

Burger Law is an aggressive and dedicated Personal Injury Law Firm in West Frankfort 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 West Frankfort 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 West Frankfort, 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 West Frankfort

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 a few different acts that must have taken place for the case to qualify as 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 proceed further, the doctor must have acted negligently and made errors in your care that another doctor 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 - You must have sustained damages relating to the actions of the doctor, hospital, or health professional. 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 West Frankfort 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? The damage or injury must have arisen from a deviation in the standard of care, and this change has to be the deciding factor in the 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.

When you're ready to pursue the case legally, you have to file a letter and name the hospital, doctor, or health professional, and you have to include another letter from another doctor stating that the doctor who saw to your care acted negligently and their actions caused the harm you are now suffering from. From this point, a medical malpractice case can proceed.

If you have any questions regarding where you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in West Frankfort, or if you would prefer to have a medical malpractice lawyer in West Frankfort do the filing for you, our medical malpractice attorneys in West Frankfort 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 West Frankfort - Call Now

A doctor or hospital harmed you, and now you need to pursue a medical malpractice case. 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 West Frankfort to fight for your rights.

Burger Law is an experienced, dedicated, and aggressive Medical Malpractice Law Firm in West Frankfort and we can make sure that your concerns and needs are taken seriously. 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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