Medical Malpractice

An Institute of Medicine report estimated that medical errors are estimated to result in between 44,000 and 98,000 preventable deaths and over 1 million excess injuries each year in U.S. hospitals. Medical errors affect 1 in 10 patients worldwide. Medical errors kill more people each year than work-related injuries and automobile accidents combined.

Medication errors are among the most common medical mistakes, harming at least 1.5 million people every year and accounting for more than 7,000 deaths annually. More people die each year from medication errors than work-related injuries.

Jim Ackerman handles claims including, but not limited to:

*The deadline for filing most medical malpractice claims in court in Illinois is 2 years from the date the Plaintiff knew or should have known of the negligence of the professional and that injuries resulted therefrom. It should be noted, however, that there are exceptions to this rule.