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LeFante Law Offices

Peoria IL Medical Malpractice Lawyer

The Most Trusted Peoria IL Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Peoria IL Medical Malpractice LawyerAt LeFante Law, we have a great deal of respect for everyone in the medical profession, from doctors to nurses and everyone who strives to keep us healthy. However, there are occasions when medical professionals make mistakes that may sometimes result in serious injuries or wrongful deaths. When this happens, it is crucial that these professionals are held accountable for their actions and the impact they have had on their patients’ lives.

In our years of fighting medical malpractice cases, we know that these can be some of the most complex personal injury and wrongful death cases out there. Malpractice includes everything from missed diagnoses to surgical errors; because these cases can lead to devastating injuries such as birth defects, brain damage, and even death.

James P. LeFante is a former medical malpractice defense lawyer who has a wealth of experience in handling complex medical malpractice cases. His extensive experience working with a major Fortune 100 law firm and other medical professionals means he understands how the other side thinks and strategizes. This gives him a unique edge over regular medical malpractice lawyers. 

We have a track record of success as medical malpractice lawyers that includes helping our clients get compensated with substantial awards totaling millions of dollars. So, if you or a loved one has been impacted by medical malpractice, we are here to help you seek and receive rightful compensation.

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What Is A Medical Malpractice Claim?

A medical malpractice claim is a legal case brought by a patient or members of the victim’s family against either the healthcare professional or the institution (hospital or clinic). The claim alleges and will detail how the healthcare professional or institution (whichever is determined to be at fault in a medical malpractice case) failed to provide adequate care to the victim, thus resulting in harm, injury, or death.

Medical malpractice claims may be made against various medical errors or omissions such as misdiagnosis, surgical errors, birth injuries, and failures to diagnose. Bringing on a successful medical malpractice claim requires that the plaintiff typically prove that the healthcare professional or institution breached their duty of care to the patient, plus the breach constituted harm or injury to the patient. That harm or injury should be shown to have resulted in damages such as medical bills and expenses, lost wages, emotional trauma, pain, and suffering.

It must be highlighted here that medical malpractice claims can be complex and challenging, requiring a thorough understanding of medical terminology, procedures, and standards of care which is where a medical malpractice attorney can help. Thus it is crucial to have an experienced attorney who can help navigate the legal system and fight for your rights as a patient. A Peoria medical malpractice lawyer can help you get rightful and fair compensation.

How Are Medical Malpractice Claims Made?

Medical malpractice claims or medical malpractice lawsuits are typically initiated by filing a lawsuit against the healthcare professional or institution alleged to have been responsible for harm or injury to the victim. However, prior to filing a medical malpractice lawsuit itself, the plaintiff (victim or their family) usually must comply with certain procedural requirements, such as putting the healthcare professional or institution on notice of their (victim’s) intent to sue, obtaining an affidavit from a qualified medical expert, and adhering to any applicable statutes of limitations.

Once a lawsuit is filed, the next step in the process is “Discovery.” Discovery will involve gathering evidence and information through methods such as depositions, requests for documents, and interrogatories. Usually, this work is carried out by a team that works with Peoria medical malpractice lawyers. The other sides in question may also engage in negotiations or mediation to try and resolve the dispute outside of court. Usually, when this happens, it is referred to as an out-of-court settlement.

In the event of a stalemate in negotiations, the case proceeds to trial. The trial entails both sides presenting evidence and arguments to a jury or judge. The latter then determines whether the healthcare, medical professional, or institution breached their duty of care and whether this breach may have led to the harm or injury claimed by the victim.

If the plaintiff wins, then they may be awarded damages such as reimbursement of medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering. There are also instances where punitive damages may also be awarded to punish the healthcare professional or institution for particularly egregious conduct.

The fact that medical malpractice lawsuits and claims can be complex means that victims or their families should hire an attorney or a law firm like LeFante Law. We service victims across Peoria, IL, and beyond. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Why Are We The Medical Negligence Lawyers of Choice in Peoria, IL?

At LeFante Law, we’ve been fighting for the rights of our clients in medical malpractice cases for over a decade. During this time, we’ve established ourselves as one of the leading medical malpractice attorneys around, with thousands of dollars in compensation and counting.

Here are a few more reasons to choose us to represent you in medical malpractice cases:

Qualified attorneys – We have a track record of successfully winning medical practice cases.

We don’t get paid until you do – Our team works for you on a contingency basis. That means we use our own money to prepare for the case and only get paid once you get compensated. So, as a victim, you don’t need to be financially strong to hire us.

A free consultation – We offer victims of medical malpractice a free consultation to discuss their cases with us.

If you or a loved one has been hurt by medical negligence or malpractice, then get in touch with us today. 

You have a right to seek and receive full and fair compensation for your injuries, and LeFante Law can help!


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Mr. LeFante took my personal injury case and although my claim was not a big one, it was important to me. As my attorney, he fought hard for me because though my claim was relatively small, it was still important. I was treated very well not only by Mr. LeFante but by his entire team… Read more “Heather Lane”

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