When we see a doctor or go to the hospital we put our health and safety in the hands of the medical profession. Doctors and medical professionals are among the most trusted and respected people in our community and we trust that as experts in their field they will know what to do and how to treat our problems. Unfortunately, sometimes that trust is misplaced and preventable medical errors are made with devastating consequences. Recent studies reveal that preventable medical mistakes and infections are responsible for about 200,000 deaths in the U.S. hospitals each year. The annual medical error death toll is higher than that for fatal car crashes. Despite their high standing in the community, hospital officials and medical professionals are not above the law and when someone is injured or killed as a result of a preventable medical error they should be accountable for the resulting harm just like anyone else. If you have been injured or suffered the loss of a family member due to medical malpractice, you’re likely confused and have many questions that need to be answered. The Gorey Law Group will work hard to get you the answers that you and your family deserve. Please contact us at (312) 445-5859 or send us an email for a free consultation.