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If you visit a doctor or undergo surgery, you expect to get better. But sometimes, due to negligence, patients suffer grave injuries. Such injuries are known as medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is the failure of a health care provider to give a patient treatment that meets a generally accepted standard of care as defined by the medical community, resulting in an injury to the patient. In many cases, patients die, which may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.

Negligence by health care professionals is the third leading cause of death in the United States. That’s why our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers take such cases so seriously. We understand that a mistake made by a doctor, nurse, dentist or another medical professional can turn a person’s life upside down. We know because our attorneys have been working with medical malpractice victims and their families for years.


Our law firm understands what’s at stake. That’s why we aggressively investigate every medical malpractice claim we handle – and we have the case results to prove it. Our notable verdicts and settlements for medical malpractice cases include:

  • $23.3 million
    Jury award for the parents of a child who suffered brain injury due to the negligence of hospital employees
  • $14.75 million
    Settlement on behalf of an 8-year-old girl who suffered permanent brain damage at birth due to a delay in ordering a blood transfusion
  • $8 million
    Jury award for a 42-year-old mother of one who died during an upper endoscopy
  • $6.2 million
    Jury award on behalf of a 2-year-old Hispanic child who suffered brain damage because of a surgeon’s negligence
  • $4 million
    Jury award for a woman whose husband died after a hospital failed to diagnose his abdominal aortic aneurysm and failed to obtain test results in a timely manner
  • $800,000
    Jury award for a child after a doctor failed to diagnose and treat her for meningitis


Thousands of medical professionals work at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, Northwest Memorial Hospital, private practices, dental offices, nursing homes and other facilities in Chicago. When malpractice leads to injury, it’s important to have a law firm in your corner that knows how to protect your rights.

At Deratany & Kosner, formerly The Deratany Firm, our legal team understands that a doctor, nurse, physician’s assistant or another professional treating you may commit malpractice. But such actions may not be obvious to the average person. An illness or injury that seems unrelated may appear after treatment or surgery. And many medical professionals often insist they did nothing wrong.

Medical malpractice can be difficult to prove. We know because our attorneys have successfully resolved many, complex medical malpractice cases in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Our attorneys take a comprehensive approach towards every single case. We thoroughly review medical records. We regularly consult with medical experts. And we know how to effectively negotiate on behalf of injury victims to make sure they receive the maximum compensation.

If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, contact a medical malpractice attorney in Chicago who will work relentlessly to recover the compensation you need. Contact Deratany & Kosner. Call 800-529-7285 and set up a free case consultation to discuss your legal options.

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