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If you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to a significant financial recovery.
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When we seek medical care, we are often putting our lives in the hands of a medical professional. As a society, we expect that at the very least, the medical professional will treat us, or our loved ones, in a competent manner. When a medical professional’s negligence causes a serious injury or death, the victim, or their family, has a legal right to recover for their damages.


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First, if you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice get a second opinion as soon as possible. It is important to deal with your personal health first and if possible, fix the harm that was caused.
Second, request a complete copy of your medical records from the medical provider you suspect of negligence, and make a timeline documenting as much as you can remember about the specifics of your treatment, as in, who treated you, what treatment was provided, when it was provided, and where the treatment occurred.
Lastly, contact a medical malpractice lawyer. Don't let an unfit medical professional get away with malpractice. Contact a lawyer you can trust, and get the compensation you deserve. Many believe that medical malpractice won't affect them significantly only to find out down the line that they have suffered permanent damage. If you were a victim of malpractice, contact Beard Law Firm today!

why choose us

If you suspect you may have been injured by the medical negligence of a doctor or other medical professional, your time to act is limited.

The attorneys at the Beard Law Firm live and work in Southern Illinois, and we know which medical providers have a reputation for medical malpractice. When you call the Beard Law Firm regarding a potential medical malpractice claim, you can talk to an attorney usually that same day.   

If you have been injured due to medical negligence, call the Beard Law Firm right away for a free consultation at (618)351-1000. If it is outside normal business hours, leave a voicemail or email us at the address listed on this site. An attorney will usually call you back before the next business day.
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frequently asked questions

  • Q: What qualifies a medical malpractice suit? 

    A: It is malpractice if the medical professional breached the duty of care, and their negligence harmed the patient. An experienced attorney can help determine if your case is viable.
  • Q: Is medical malpractice difficult to prove? 

    A: Generally speaking, medical malpractice cases tend to be more difficult cases to prove. Every case is different and an experienced attorney can help determine if your case is viable.
  • Q: What are the types of medical malpractice? 

    A: The most common types of medical malpractice are: 
    Serious misdiagnosis, Surgical errors, Failure to treat, and Prescription errors.  
  • Q: .How common is medical malpractice? 

    A: Rates of malpractice vary by types of providers. The vast majority of medical malpractice cases never go into litigation because the damages incurred in most cases are not high enough to make the case economical to pursue.
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