Many people, including residents of Illinois, go to the hospital, even when they have a minor injury or a high fever. In some cases, however, the visit may cause additional injuries due to medical negligence or some other type of medical malpractice.
After some time, the person may determine that something went wrong during the medical procedure and that the recovery may take a long time or even that full recovery may not be possible. Sometimes, the wrong medical procedure also may result in death of the patient. Also, in certain cases, the health of the person may continue to deteriorate. While there may be many possible reasons to consider filing a medical malpractice claim, it is important to understand that Illinois law imposes a time limit on the filing of a medical malpractice lawsuit.