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Negligence and causation are the primary grounds to sue for emotional trauma under Illinois law. Negligence means that you suffered mentally due to the failure of the other party to perform his or her duty. Causation implies that the negligence or intention of the other party caused your mental suffering.
The clock starts ticking on the statute of limitations when you discover that you suffered harm due to delayed treatment. You can call this the knowledge date. On this date, you discover that you suffered further illness or harm, the harm or progression were significant, and there is a clear link between late treatment and the progression/harm. There are special cases that extend the time you have to file a lawsuit beyond two years. A good example of these circumstances is when the patient is under 18. In such a case, the two-year litigation window starts ticking when he or she reaches 18.
The process of filing a wrongful death claim in Illinois begins in probate court. Illinois law requires that wrongful death claims be filed by a personal representative. In order to become a personal representative, you must first open an estate in Illinois probate court on behalf of the deceased party. 
Before you can file a medical malpractice claim, you will need to obtain an affidavit from a medical professional stating that he or she believes you have a valid claim and that there has been a violation of the standard of care. The healthcare professional who provides the affidavit will need to review your medical records and then execute the affidavit before a lawsuit can be filed. The medical professional should have expertise in the field of the alleged malpractice.
A witness who typically testifies in a wrongful death lawsuit is either an expert or a layperson. Lay witnesses frequently have direct ties to the case and testify based on their personal knowledge. They include witnesses to an accident and people who knew the victim. They do not have any training, special knowledge, or expertise related to the lawsuit.
If you were injured in a trucking accident in Chicago, Berwyn, Oak Lawn, Cicero, or a nearby community, call the injury attorneys at Lloyd Miller Law for a free consultation.
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Trauma - words from wooden blocks with letters, physical or mental injury trauma
Negligence and causation are the primary grounds to sue for emotional trauma under Illinois law. Negligence means that you suffered mentally due to the failure of the other party to perform his or her duty. Causation implies that the negligence or intention of the other party caused your mental suffering.
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Cancer patient and perfusion drip concept cancer treatment
The clock starts ticking on the statute of limitations when you discover that you suffered harm due to delayed treatment. You can call this the knowledge date. On this date, you discover that you suffered further illness or harm, the harm or progression were significant, and there is a clear link between late treatment and the progression/harm. There are special cases that extend the time you have to file a lawsuit beyond two years. A good example of these circumstances is when the patient is under 18. In such a case, the two-year litigation window starts ticking when he or she reaches 18.
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Wrongful death form and stethoscope on a table
The process of filing a wrongful death claim in Illinois begins in probate court. Illinois law requires that wrongful death claims be filed by a personal representative. In order to become a personal representative, you must first open an estate in Illinois probate court on behalf of the deceased party. 
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Stethoscope and gavel on a table.
Before you can file a medical malpractice claim, you will need to obtain an affidavit from a medical professional stating that he or she believes you have a valid claim and that there has been a violation of the standard of care. The healthcare professional who provides the affidavit will need to review your medical records and then execute the affidavit before a lawsuit can be filed. The medical professional should have expertise in the field of the alleged malpractice.
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Lady witness testifies in the courtroom
A witness who typically testifies in a wrongful death lawsuit is either an expert or a layperson. Lay witnesses frequently have direct ties to the case and testify based on their personal knowledge. They include witnesses to an accident and people who knew the victim. They do not have any training, special knowledge, or expertise related to the lawsuit.