Genetic testing is gaining popularity in the United States and so, unfortunately, is genetic testing medical malpractice. Genetic testing can, in many cases, tell parents the likelihood that their children will be born with certain disabilities or medical problems.
But when those tests are misread or misinterpreted, families may face the financial burden and emotional heartache of a disabled child who needs lifelong care and expensive medical attention, or who does not live past childhood.
Many parents seek genetic counseling to prevent any known conditions that would create these kinds of emotional and financial consequences. If a mistake was made in your case, you may be able to bring legal action to help cover the immense medical bills you face. An experienced personal injury law firm, such as Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., can help. Call today at 312-372-1227 in our Illinois and Wisconsin offices or contact us online.
Doctors who interpret genetic testing and advise prospective parents based on genetic testing should be held responsible for damages incurred due to their negligence, just as doctors in other specialties are held accountable. The legal premise is the same.
Illinois has recognized negligent genetic testing as a type of medical malpractice and parents have been awarded damages for negligent genetic testing in this state. However, there are not yet many reported medical malpractice cases for negligent genetic testing. That means that you need the immediate assistance of experienced attorneys and zealous advocates to help you press your legal claim.
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., is a leading Illinois personal injury law firm that has experience obtaining multimillion dollar verdicts in difficult medical malpractice cases. Our lawyers will fight tirelessly to help you recover damages for past and future medical expenses, nursing care, out-of-pocket expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., maintains offices in Chicago and Waukegan, IL and represents clients nationwide. For a free and confidential consultation, please call us today at 312-372-1227 or contact us via our online form. Let us help you!