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When healthcare providers deviate from the accepted standards of care, and patients suffer adverse health effects as a result, it may constitute medical malpractice. Unfortunately, several types of medical mistakes commonly occur, causing injury or illness, worsened health condition, or death for patients. 
If a patient believes medical malpractice has occurred, then it is best to start consulting legal representation. Documents a lawyer might require can include medical records, hospital records, labs, and even doctor and nurse notes. These can be used to prove several of the elements of malpractice, which might also be referred to as the four d’s. 
A Personal injury lawsuit is the civil route that an injured victim can take to recover financial compensation from the party responsible for his or her injuries. The burden of proof lies with the victim to prove that the accident was due to the negligence of another party, and that it resulted in injury or death. If this can be proven to the court, then the injured party may be awarded damages. The claim might also be resolved through a settlement prior to trial.
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Drunk Driving Car Accidents In Illinois Can Mean a Big Verdict

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Drunk Driving Car Accidents In Illinois Can Mean a Big Verdict

Drunk Driving Car Accidents can mean a big verdict for the plaintiff. A jury awarded more than $11.8 million last month to a driver whose car was rear-ended by a repeat drunk driver. The plaintiff developed a painful and debilitating nerve condition as a result of the crash that has confined him to a wheelchair. Plaintiff was stopped at an intersection when the drunk driver hit him from behind and then fled the scene. When finally apprehended she failed two field sobriety tests and was booked for a DUI. The drunk driver had a long history of DUIs and was convicted of another about a week after she rear-ended the plaintiff.

Certainly, it is better to avoid car accidents but it is especially difficult when a rear end collision is involved, more so when it is one of the thousand United States drunk driving accidents that occur each year. Juries now seem favorable to granting large verdicts where intoxication appears to be the cause of the accident, especially with repeat offenders. Hopefully, this is another method that these problem drivers can be deterred from mixing drinking and driving. Grazian and Volpe, Chicago Injury Attorneys pride themselves on protecting and advocating for their injured clients and assuring them the best settlements possible to help alleviate the pain and suffering associated with traumatic and debilitating auto accidents.

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About the Author

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Law Group, Ltd.

Chicago accident lawyer Kurt D. Lloyd