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Medical Malpractice


When you seek medical or dental treatment, you place your trust and your life in the hands of doctors, nurses, technicians and other health care professionals. And, you have the right to expect a certain standard of care. While medical care in the U. S. is among the best found worldwide, sadly, mistakes happen. Medical errors may result in debilitating physical, conditions disability or illness arising from complications of medical treatment.
Examples of circumstance that lead to patient harm and subsequent medical malpractice suits include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Surgical errors
  • Incorrect medication,
  • Wrong dosages of medication
  • Allergic reactions to medication
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Emergency room negligence

If you are seriously harmed or if a loved one dies due to negligence or wrongful conduct of doctors, dentists, nurses, technicians and other healthcare workers, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be an option to recover damages.

Ambrose Butzen Law Group and its predecessor firms have successfully handled a broad range of medical malpractice claims. We have represented injured clients and the families of patients who died in cases related to a wide range of medical specialties such as cardiology, obstetrics, gynecology, radiology, oncology, pediatrics, neurosurgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery, anesthesiology and dentistry.

When you seek our advice and guidance, we will investigate the circumstances surrounding the harm you suffered and determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit. Developing a substantive medical malpractice case is complex and time consuming, often taking years to resolve. Choosing an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to represent you is the first critical step in pursuing justice and recovering damages for the harm you suffered.

When you turn to Ambrose Butzen Law Group for legal help, our medical malpractice experience, combined with our expertise in civil trial law, enables us to achieve positive results for you.

If you have been injured as a result of another’s wrongful conduct and seek compensation for your injuries, the Ambrose Butzen Law Group would be happy to meet with you and discuss your case at no cost to you and put our legal team to work for you. Just contact us at (312) 726-1470, or toll free at (866) 696-1381. You can also E-mail us or complete our web form.

Listed below is a representative sample of verdicts and settlements we’ve obtained in the past

$1,000,000.00 Verdict – A woman at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s chest x-ray was improperly read by a resident physician. Due to the resident physician’s medical malpractice, a timely surgical consultation was not performed. Because a timely surgical consult was not done in a timely manner a terrible infection spread causing major organ failure and death.

$CONFIDENTIAL Settlement – A woman’s infection was improperly treated by physicians and nurses at a Hospital. Due to this medical malpractice, the woman lost the vast majority of her fingers and toes to gangrene.

$2,300,000 Verdict – A man was paralyzed due to a doctor’s failure to remove a disc fragment in his spine during a back operation. Prior to the medical malpractice trial, a settlement was reached with the hospital for an additional $500,000.00. The case went up to the Illinois Appellate Court on three separate occasions. One of those landmark decisions solidified the doctrine of apparent agency in medical malpractice cases against hospitals.

$1,500,000 Settlement – A wrongful death medical malpractice settlement resulted from a doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer in a timely manner.

$150,000 – settlement – for a woman who was the victim of medical malpractice who suffered a serious infection after undergoing plastic surgery and liposuction

$25,000 – settlement for woman who was the victim of dental malpractice