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Medical Malpractice

February 10, 2020  ·  By HM&M


Medical malpractice cases are extremely complex. If you have been the victim of malpractice, you need trial lawyers who are up to the challenge. You need a trial team with a proven record of success in medical malpractice cases. There is too much at stake. At HM&M, our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers are devoted to representing the victims of malpractice, as well as increasing awareness of the harm caused by medical malpractice. We fight for stronger laws for injured people. These are some of our jury verdicts:

  • $14,128,000 verdict and successful appeal for a boy injured at birth at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago
  • $9,066,086 verdict for negligent credentialing by Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet
  • $9,000,000 verdict for a birth injury at Cook County Hospital
  • $7,200,000 record verdict for a wrongful death at Edward Hospital in DuPage County
  • $4,700,000 verdict for wrongful death at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields

Some of our cases, like Clark v. Children’s Memorial Hospital and Frigo v. Silver Cross Hospital, have changed the law to better protect patients. Other cases have set records, including record verdicts for wrongful death at a hospital as well as for negligence in credentialing a doctor. Since 1992, the trial lawyers at HM&M have obtained over $500,000,000 in compensation for our clients.

We Overcome the Challenges of Medical Malpractice Cases

Deciding whether a claim can be filed is the first challenge. For a medical malpractice case to proceed, we must find evidence that a health care provider violated the standard of care, resulting in harm to a patient. Just as attorneys are held to a professional code of conduct, health care providers must adhere to the standard of care. Malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, hospital, nursing home or other health care provider fails to care for a patient in the way a reasonably careful health care provider would under similar circumstances. When a severe injury occurs because a health care provider has violated the standard of care, the law allows us to seek full compensation for the injured person.

When we move forward with a malpractice claim, we consult with medical experts from around the United States who have knowledge of the specific medical condition or medical procedure at the heart of the claim. Our history of successful medical malpractice verdicts and settlements means that we have access to a network of top experts—doctors, nurses and other health care professionals who have the courage and qualifications to testify in court on behalf of injured patients. Because of our extensive experience handling medical malpractice cases and our network of high-quality experts, we are able to get the best results in challenging cases.

The Chicago medical malpractice lawyers at HM&M bring nearly 75 years of combined experience to each medical malpractice case. Our lawyers frequently lecture and teach other lawyers how to handle medical malpractice cases.

Our team of trial lawyers has pioneered the use at trial of high-tech visual tools – including digital illustrations, animations, and videotaped depositions – to recreate what happened and to educate the jury when defendants try to present false or misleading information regarding a medical mistake. This state-of-the-art trial technology has proven very effective at teaching juries and in convincing defendants to settle with our clients.

For a free consultation, contact Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. today at 312-553-4900 or fill out our online form to have a lawyer contact you.


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