Charleston, IL Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Exposing Negligence by Healthcare Professionals in Central & Southern Illinois
If a medical professional causes harm to you or a loved one because of a mistake or act of carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation. Medical malpractice is defined as negligence by any healthcare professional, such as a physician, surgeon, nurse, nurse's aide, physician's assistant, or technician. It occurs when a healthcare professional or facility departs from accepted medical practices and causes injury to a patient. Some instances of medical malpractice even lead to wrongful death.
Serving clients from our offices Charleston, IL and St. Louis, MO, our team at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm is here to help if you or someone you know has suffered serious injuries due to healthcare negligence. Our medical malpractice lawyers have the legal experience and know-how to expose substandard medical care and prove its link to a patient’s injuries.
For a free, confidential review of your medical malpractice case, call (217) 394-5885. We handle such cases on contingency, which means you pay no legal fees unless we win.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Malpractice can occur in a variety of ways. Individuals can commit medical malpractice by failing to provide standard care in the diagnosis or treatment of a patient. Hospitals can also commit malpractice due to inadequate supervision, the failure to follow established policies and procedures, or inadequate staffing.
Our Charleston, IL medical malpractice attorneys can take on cases involving:
- Failure to diagnose a disease
- Improperly treating a patient’s condition
- Administering or prescribing the wrong medication
- Surgery errors and malpractice
- Emergency room mistakes
- Failing to follow-up with a patient after a diagnosis or treatment
- Negligent post-operative care
- Hospital infections
- Birth injuries
- Misdiagnosis of an illness or injury
Financial Compensation for Patients & Family Members
When medical malpractice occurs, the patient is entitled to seek “damages” for past medical expenses, as well as any medical expenses needed to care for the patient in the future. Patients may also recover for past lost wages and any future loss of earnings. Damages for pain, suffering, disfigurement, and any sort of physical or psychological limitations may be recovered as well.
If a patient loses his or her life due to medical malpractice, the surviving spouse or another family member may pursue a wrongful death action against the at-fault professional or facility. Compensation may be pursued for loss of companionship or consortium, loss of contributions by the family member, medical expenses, lost earnings, burial expenses, and more.
Over 100 Years of Collective Experience
The attorneys at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm in Charleston, IL and St. Louis have substantial experience handling medical malpractice cases. Our on-staff nurse and network of top medical professionals bring invaluable expertise to these highly technical cases, and we hire the best independent surgeons, infectious diseases specialists, radiologists, pathologists, and others to develop powerful cases on behalf of our clients.
Wrongful Death $5,900,000 Verdict
Hospital Negligence $5,400,000 Settlement
Medical Malpractice $4,000,000 Settlement
Tractor Death and Injury $2,400,000 Settlement
Medical Malpractice $2,100,000 Settlement
Truck Accident Resulting in Eye Injuries $2,000,000 Settlement
Negligent Care $1,750,000 Verdict
Product Liability $1,750,000 Settlement
Hospital Negligence $1,245,000 Settlement
Worker Killed by a Pickup Truck Driver $1,200,000 Settlement
We will fight for a just outcome & 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.
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.
Our attorneys are committed to actively listening to our clients and to setting realistic, justifiable expectations.