What is medical malpractice?


Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, is a legal term for any injury that occurs as the result of misconduct, negligence, or omission on the part of a health-care provider. In other words, medical malpractice refers to injuries that happened as a result of a divergence from a reasonable standard of care that any other doctor, nurse, or health-care provider in a similar situation would have performed.

Whether you were injured or a loved one was killed while under care of a health-care professional, you deserve compensation. James J. Gay Law, LLC will work with you to recover the compensation you deserve for your loss of normal life, cost of medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering in a timely manner.

James J. Gay Law, LLC can help if you or a loved one believe you were a victim of medical malpractice by one or more of the following:


  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Surgeon
  • Obstetrician
  • Pharmacist
  • Therapist
  • Dentist
  • Technician
  • Anesthesiologist

If you or a loved one have experienced these or other injuries as a result of medical misconduct, negligence, or omission, call us for an appointment today.

Illinois law’s statute of limitations for bringing a medical malpractice case

A statute of limitations is an amount of time that state law allows for someone who was injured to bring a case against the person or entity that allegedly injured them. For medical malpractice in Illinois, the statute of limitations is two years from the date you knew, or reasonably should have known, about the misconduct, negligence, or omission of reasonable care in your case. It is best to bring a case as soon as possible and to keep detailed records pertaining to your case.

Here are some examples of the types of medical malpractice suits:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Improper treatment
  • Delay in treatment
  • Failure to follow up
  • Failure to order tests or evaluate results
  • Failure to monitor
  • Surgery errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Medication errors
  • Misread X-rays, ultrasounds, or other scans
  • Lack of informed consent

It is important to point out that bad results in treatment or care do not necessarily mean that medical misconduct, negligence, or omission occurred. Call us for an appointment today so we can help you evaluate the terms of your suit.

Some injuries that may occur to a patient as a result of medical misconduct, negligence, or omission are:

  • Birth injuries *
  • Birth trauma *
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Late diagnosis of cancer or other significant disease
  • Wrongful death *

How we can help you with your medical malpractice case


If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical misconduct, negligence, or omission, you may be able to sue for damages, both economical and non-economical. Economical damages may cover hospital bills and medical care, and lost wages or even the future of lost wages. Non-economical damages cover the physical and psychological damage done.

James J. Gay Law, LLC has experienced attorneys who can help you recover the damages you deserve. Although we must trust medical professionals with our own health and care as well as that of our loved ones, they can make mistakes. Our lawyers are here to protect you from the financial burden that can result from medical malpractice.

The next step in your medical malpractice case with James Gay Law

Give us a call today and make an appointment. We’ll take a look at your case, and any records you may have, and discuss how we can get help you get the compensation you need.

Give us a call today 312.800.1970 and make an appointment.


We’ll take a look at your case and discuss how we can get help you get back on your feet again with the compensation you need.


James J. Gay Law fights for individuals who have sustained injuries in a variety of situations. Different degrees of fault can exist and several elements are necessary to prove a case in court and be successful against the wrongdoer or negligent party in a tort action. Also, more than one person or party may be at fault, and responsibility may be apportioned among all of the wrongdoers.

In some instances, the victim may even be partly at fault for the tragedy but that does not necessarily mean the person does not have a right to bring a lawsuit. Consulting with an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer such as James J. Gay Law, LLC is important to determine whether or not a particular claim should be brought to court to achieve a fair resolution for an injured person.

Working with an experienced law firm is the only way to recover the damages you or your loved one are owed. Make an appointment with the James J. Gay Law and you’ll receive a free consultation with an experienced lawyer who can help you recover both monetary and non-economic damages.