Illinois personal injury laws treat medical negligence and medical malpractice very seriously because such cases are a relatively frequent occurrence in the state, as well throughout the rest of the U.S. The legal system has been designed in such a way that extensive discovery is encouraged, along with negotiations between conflicting parties. The sole objective here is to adequately address the grievances of the injured party or compensate the representatives of a deceased victim whose death resulted from the medical negligence.
In medical negligence lawsuits in which the injured party or the representatives of the deceased are alleging medical malpractice, it must be shown that there was negligence on the part of the physician. There must be proof that the physician failed to render due care to the patient, which, in turn, resulted in the death of the patient or injury to the patient.