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Hospital Negligence

Hospital Negligence Lawyers in Charleston, IL

We Expose Malpractice at Hospitals & Medical Facilities

Despite incredible advances in medical science and technology, thousands of people lose their lives or suffer permanent injuries from substandard treatment received in hospitals across the U.S. each year. Teams of medical professionals should work together at hospitals to provide the best possible care to their patients. Unfortunately, some hospitals fail at providing even basic quality care.

The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm represents patients who have experienced harm and families who have lost loved ones as a result of medical malpractice and negligence at hospitals and other medical facilities in Central and Southern Illinois. Our firm has fought for injured patients for over 25 years, and we know how to effectively navigate these complex claims. If you suspect that you received inadequate or inappropriate care at a hospital, urgent care center, or emergency room, we are standing by to help.

Contact our Charleston, IL hospital negligence lawyers at (217) 394-5885 to discuss your case during a free, confidential consultation.

Examples of Hospital Negligence

Administrative personnel, nursing staff, and other professionals employed by hospitals have an obligation to provide a reasonable level of care. This may include maintaining clean and safe hospital grounds, conducting background checks on potential employees, and disciplining independent contractor surgeons or doctors. If hospitals fail in this obligation and a patient is injured or loses his or her life as a result, that patient (or the patient’s family) may be able to take legal action.

Hospital negligence can occur for a variety of reasons:

  • Understaffing
  • Violations of shift duration policies (fatigued staff)
  • Nursing mistakes and malpractice
  • Emergency room errors
  • Defective or poorly maintained hospital equipment
  • Hazards present on hospital grounds
  • Wrongful discharge of a patient
  • Delayed treatment of an illness or injury
  • Negligent hiring, disciplinary, or termination practices

Hospital Malpractice Attorneys Serving Central & Southern Illinois

When malpractice or negligence occurs at a hospital, it is the patient who may pay the ultimate price. Our Charleston, IL hospital malpractice attorneys level the playing field between patients and hospitals, fighting to expose negligence and helping the injured recover fair compensation for the harm they have experienced. We are ready to face off against insurance companies and their teams of attorneys, inside or outside the civil courtroom.

For your free case review, call (217) 394-5885. We handle hospital negligence cases on contingency, so you pay nothing unless we win.

A History of success

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

  • 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 Injury and Death $2,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement for an Illinois tractor 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.

  • Negligent Care $1,750,000 Verdict

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

  • Product Liability $1,750,000 Settlement

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

  • 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.

The Right Attorney can Make a difference

  • Unwavering Dedication

    We will fight for a just outcome on your behalf,
    & 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.

Client testimonials

  • “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 everything was done, Billie took me aside and comforted me. This was not an easy case emotionally but she made sure we were ok. I loved Billie and would use her again. Hopefully, we never have to ...”

    - Shelli W.
  • “I could not have asked for a better experience. I was very hesitant to pursue this, but Billie made it all okay. Thank you!”

    - Shelly
  • “Overall my experience was quite positive. My attorney assured me that my experience and injuries deserved compensation. Most importantly I no longer had to speak with insurance companies. I would reco ...”

    - Jennifer B.
  • “I appreciated the hard work and dedication to my case. Dawn was great! I really appreciated her and all her hard work.”

    - Levi R.