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Webster's dictionary defines malpractice as "...a failure to exercise an accepted degree of professional skill or learning by one (as a physician) rendering professional services which results in injury, loss, or damages." Medicine is not an exact science. However, there are certain standards and guidelines that every doctor must follow always. It is when a doctor does not follow these standards and guidelines that malpractice has occurred. Medical malpractice is not limited to medical doctors; it also covers hospitals, dentists, nurses and health maintenance organizations (HMOs).

Operating RoomMedical malpractice cases are probably the hardest of all lawsuits to try. The insurance industry and the medical profession have been successful in getting laws passed to make it harder for victims of medical malpractice to recover for their injuries.

Before a medical malpractice case can be tried in Illinois, an affidavit must be filed by a doctor stating that the defendant doctor has committed malpractice. This is often hard to accomplish because most doctors in the same geographical area know each other and will not testify against an acquaintance. Therefore, you need a law firm that has the resources and reputation to be able to bring the suit for you.

At Law Offices of Bosslet & O'Leary, we have had doctors from all over the world testify on behalf of our clients. We know what it takes to get one of these cases to trial and how to win.

If you believe you have been a victim of medical malpractice, please give us a call at 1-800-634-6648.

Terrence V. O' Leary
Robert W. Bosslet, Jr.