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Medical Malpractice Archives

National Time Out Day encourages careful thought before surgery

We all know that surgical errors are a major cause of medical malpractice cases in Illinois and throughout the country. Wrong-site surgeries, leaving surgical tools behind and operating on the wrong patient have led to catastrophic injuries that individuals and families have had to find a way to cope with -- many through a medical malpractice lawsuit. As we continue to learn more about what causes these harmful errors, some may be interested to know that medical professionals across the country are starting to place emphasis on keep patients safe.

Wife sues for hospital negligence after husband's brain damage

Medical professionals should always carefully monitor the vital signs and conditions of patients. This allows doctors and hospital staff to detect any potential problems or issues arising during a patient's treatment in Illinois. Failure to do so may cause serious injuries and complications for patients. This seems to have been what happened to one man, in Madison County, resulting in a hospital negligence case.

Medical malpractice suit follows kidney transplant

Organ transplants are typically major surgical procedures that require specialized medical care before, during and after the operation. The decision to have an organ transplant is likely to be taken to achieve improved health and a better quality of life. Unfortunately, in some cases, transplant patients are disillusioned when their expectations are not met. A medical facility in Illinois and 11 physicians have been named as defendants in a medical malpractice lawsuit that was filed by a woman who underwent a kidney transplant.

Faulty science results in medical malpractice lawsuit

Science is a noble profession that is aimed at finding and revealing fundamental truths about the world. This enables human beings to better understand how and why certain phenomena occur. These discoveries can be indispensable information for treating illness and disease in Illinois. However, when a scientist falsifies research data, it can result in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Water birth leads to medical malpractice lawsuit

For Illinois parents who are preparing to add to their family, there are a number of choices to be made concerning virtually every aspect of the pregnancy and birth process. From what to eat to whether or not to take birthing classes, there are innumerable decisions to be considered before the big day arrives. For some, the idea of a water birth may appeal. This is still a controversial choice, however, as one recent medical malpractice lawsuit illustrates.

Doctor faces two medical malpractice lawsuits

There are some medical doctors who consistently do a good job in treating their patients. However, there are other doctors in Illinois and other states who seem to be more prone to making mistakes for one reason or another. One doctor, who has recently found himself in legal troubles, may be one of these types of doctors. This doctor recently found himself named as a defendant in two medical malpractice lawsuits.

Medical malpractice and legal remedies, what are my options?

The majority of Illinois resident will require medical assistance at some point in their lifetime. Regardless of how minor or major the medical issue may be, patients depend on medical staff to carry out diagnosis, procedures or treatments free of error. It is an unfortunate reality that medical mistakes are made and patients suffer as a result. If negligence is believed to have contributed to a medical mistake, a medical malpractice claim -- among others -- may be an appropriate legal remedy.

Payments for medical malpractice increases slightly

Everybody makes mistakes; people are only human after all. However, there are times when mistakes can cause more serious consequences than in other instances, in Illinois or in another state. This is clearly the case in the medical field where medical malpractice can result in serious injury or even death.

Doctor suspended for alleged medical professional negligence

Medical doctors have a legal obligation to look out for the health of their patients. Failure to do so may cause health hazards for patients as well as legal problems for the doctor, in Illinois or any other state. Unfortunately, it seems that one doctor may have failed to follow this legal obligation, resulting in the death of a patient. The doctor is now facing disciplinary action from the medical board regarding this case of apparent medical professional negligence.

What to do in the case of a suspicious nursing home injury?

The decision to place one's parents or elderly relatives in a nursing home is seldom an easy one to make. It is no secret that many nursing homes are short of staff and, in some cases, use personnel that do not have the required training. Illinois families who suspect that their elderly relative suffered a nursing home injury that was no accident may choose to consider legal action concerning the matter.

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