Chicago citizens will be seeing their tax dollars go to paying a high settlement for a medical malpractice lawsuit, as reported by the Sun Times in a January 15th, 2013 news article.

The lawsuit was originally filed after a Cook County man had his leg wrongfully amputated at a local hospital roughly five years ago. According to the lawsuit’s records the man received below the required standard of care, resulting in a severe infection. Due to the failure to properly treat the man the infection spread causing the need for his lower right leg to be removed.

The matter was settled out of court, before trial, which means the hospital has no admissions of wrongdoing yet will be faced to pay a $1.75 million dollar settlement to the man. The hospital in question was a county owned hospital, resulting in this heavy settlement being passed onto the county taxpayers.

In all medical malpractice suits the court reviews whether the medical health provider failed to uphold the standard of care during treatment. All medical providers, not just the doctors, are held to this standard. Furthermore, in more cases the court will ask the question as to whether the health care provider failed to act as a reasonable prudent person would act in a similar situation. The failure to uphold this standard leading to an injury will result in the health care provider being held liable for the resulting injuries.

Whether you have been injured wrongly at the hands of a doctor or medical professional or you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you should speak to an attorney after seeking medical care. Jayson Lutzky of the law office of Jayson Lutzky, P.C. can help explain your rights to you in a free consultation. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients over the past 29 years. Do not delay. Call his office at (800) 660-5299 today or visit www.MyNewYorkCityLawyer.com.