The medical care that you can get in Illinois is some of the best in the world. As such, it’s very important that doctors are held to a high standard of care. If you go to them, you deserve to get the best treatment. Simple negligence, whether it’s from a doctor’s uncaring attitude, a hospital that is understaffed, or something else entirely, can be very harmful. Not only should you not have to worry about this type of harm, but you deserve compensation when you do suffer as a result.
Examples of problems that can be traced back to negligence include:
— Pharmaceutical errors, where doctors prescribe or give out the wrong medications.
— A failure to diagnose your problem when it was clearly identifiable; delays can make many conditions much worse.
— The use of unsafe tools and equipment. This could happen when items are recalled and the hospital does not follow the recall.
— Mistakes made in the emergency room. Though these rooms are often packed, understaffed and chaotic, doctors still have to provide a high level of care.
— Mistakes made in surgery. Some of these are the most detrimental hospital errors that can happen. For example, patients have had the wrong limbs amputated, while others have passed away during surgery.
— Diseases caused by unsterile conditions and medical instruments.
— Injuries to a child or mother during birth.
This is not a comprehensive list, but it does show you how many different issues can crop up at hospitals around Illinois. If you want to learn more about your legal options, please check out our website today.