A woman from Fairview Heights, Illinois has filed a lawsuit for medical malpractice against her St. Clair County doctor.
The plaintiff claims her doctor failed to notice that she had a stroke and neglected to give her the proper diagnosis. As a result, her condition became worse than it would have been if she were properly treated. Her brain, back and lower half of her body sustained permanent injuries, which resulted in expensive medical bills and lost time at work.
According to an article published in the Madison / St. Clair Record, the woman demands more than $50,000 from the internist’s healthcare foundation and the hospitals at which he works.
The U.S. Department of Justice reports that between the years of 2000 and 2004, only about 12 percent of cases ended with a payout for plaintiffs in Illinois. Medical malpractice cases are difficult and expensive, requiring true personal injury experts.
The law offices of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson are experienced in handling medical malpractice cases in the states of Illinois and Missouri. They understand the pain and suffering caused by medical providers who overlook symptoms and misdiagnose the patients who put complete trust in them.
Plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases are entitled to file suit for the following damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of ability to go about their normal lifestyle
- Reimbursement for medical bills
- Loss of past and future wages
- Future damages.
The intent of such cases is to put the injured person back in the position that he or she was in prior to injury. Contact WWF&G today for a free consultation and sound legal advice.