Medical Malpractice

Champaign Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Holding Healthcare Professionals Accountable for Life-Altering Medical Mistakes

When you visit the doctor, you have a right to expect that they will treat your concerns with the appropriate level of care. Unfortunately, medical negligence is more common than you might expect: According to Johns Hopkins University, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with up to 250,000 fatalities caused by negligent healthcare professionals each year.

If a physician has caused serious harm to you or a loved one due to a careless or negligent act, you could be entitled to file a lawsuit. At The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, our Champaign attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience across our practice and have spent decades navigating complex medical malpractice cases. Driven and compassionate, our team is committed to representing injury victims and securing the resources they need to move forward.

Call us today at (217) 394-5885 for a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve clients in Champaign and throughout the state of Illinois.

What Counts as Medical Malpractice?

All professionals make mistakes from time to time – but when a doctor, nurse, surgeon, or other healthcare professional fails to meet the required “standard of care,” they can be held civilly liable for causing serious injuries or death. The standard of care can be defined as the type of care and treatment that another reasonable healthcare professional would provide under the same circumstances.

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must have proof that a healthcare professional’s negligence caused substantial harm to you or your loved one. You must also have a clear understanding of how the medical practitioner violated the standard of care. To start building your case, our team will identify what went wrong with your treatment, consulting with medical professionals who know the system inside and out.

Common forms of medical malpractice:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Prescription and medication errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs)
  • Lack of proper post-operative care
  • Premature discharge from the hospital
  • Emergency room mistakes
  • Surgical errors, such as wrong-site surgery
  • Failure to diagnose a life-threatening condition

In some cases, it may be hard to establish causation for your injuries – a key element of any medical malpractice case. Even if you are not sure what happened, you should ask an attorney whether a legal claim is appropriate. When you work with The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, we can provide the context you need to decide whether to pursue a case.

Seeking Financial Compensation for Your Losses

From extended hospital stays to future disability accommodations, there are many economic costs associated with medical malpractice. More than that, a medical mistake has the potential to cause considerable suffering for the victim and their family. In the face of these losses, a successful lawsuit may bring you some peace of mind in the form of “damages” or financial compensation.

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, you may be able to seek compensation for the following:

  • Lost wages and future earning capacity
  • Long-term medical care
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Counseling and psychological therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Wrongful death
  • Past and future medical expenses (including doctor’s visits, additional surgeries, lab tests, medications, medical devices, and more)
  • Disability accommodations (such as wheelchairs, ramps, etc)

In Illinois, you only have 2 years from the date of your injury (or the date you discovered the injury) to file a lawsuit. If you believe that medical malpractice played a role in your injuries, we invite you to contact our team in Champaign, Illinois right away to explore your options. As caring civil advocates with a strong track record of success, we can represent your interests and guide you throughout the legal process.

Do you need to speak with an attorney? Call The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm at (217) 394-5885 or submit our online contact form to get started.


  • Unwavering Dedication
    We will fight for a just outcome on your behalf, and won’t give up in the face of difficult or unexpected challenges.
  • A Record of Proven Results
    Over our hundred years of combined legal experience, we have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients.
  • Respected in Our Community
    When attorneys need an attorney, they call us. Over 200 attorneys routinely refer clients to our capable & qualified team.
  • Compassionate Advocacy

    We genuinely care about the outcome of your case & commit to standing by your side every step of the way. 

  • Committed to Our Clients
    We pride ourselves in going the extra mile to make all of our clients feel comfortable, well-informed, and secure.
  • Clear Communication

    Our attorneys are committed to actively listening to our clients and to setting realistic, justifiable expectations.

Get The Help You Need

If you are interested in learning more about our law firm or want to schedule a free case evaluation, we encourage you to get in touch with our team today.


Millions Recovered For Our Clients
  • Car Accident $16,550,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a family of four involved in a single car wreck in a highway construction zone.

  • Wrongful Death $5,900,000 Verdict

    Verdict for the wrongful death of a woman as a result of the negligent failure of a pathologist to diagnose histoplasmosis.

  • Hospital Negligence $5,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement involving the failure of doctors at an east-central Illinois hospital to diagnose and treat a brain abscess.

  • Medical Malpractice $4,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a medical malpractice claim in downstate Illinois.

  • Tractor Trailer Injury and Death $2,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement for an Illinois tractor trailer injury resulting in death.

  • Medical Malpractice $2,100,000 Settlement

    Settlement for North Central Illinois medical malpractice case.

  • Truck Accident Resulting in Eye Injuries $2,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement of an accident involving a delivery truck with a pickup truck.

  • Product Liability $1,750,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a man who lost both legs in a baler that had been improperly modified.

  • Negligent Care $1,750,000 Verdict

    Verdict for a case involving negligent podiatric care provided to the manager of a fast food restaurant.

  • Hospital Negligence $1,245,000 Settlement

    Settlement for the failure by emergency room doctors to diagnose occluded carotid arteries and the stroke suffered by the patient as a result.

Hear From Our Clients

The Opinions That Matter Most
  • “I highly recommend Bill Tapella to anyone in need of an honest hardworking attorney that can get the job done and find your closure.”

    - Betty “Jane” B.
  • “When I got hurt, I almost lost everything. Bill Tapella was there for me and helped me put my life together.”

    - Brenda M.
  • “Bill is very hard-working and he has a great team as well. They go above and beyond.”

    - Donna S.


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