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Tag: medical negligence

Understanding joint and several liability laws in Illinois

Doctors, physicians and medical care personnel enjoy a position of trust and responsibility when it comes to questions of healthcare. However, there may be situations when a misdiagnosis or medical negligence may lead to bodily injury or even the death …

Misdiagnosis common in outpatient clinics, study says

Identifying health problems is one of the main concerns of Chicago, Illinois, residents. Although some medical conditions are easily identifiable, others are not and may require professional attention. Readers should be concerned. One of the medical errors that can potentially …

A reminder to Chicago parents of the dangers of forceps delivery

Since its stratospheric rise in popularity, Facebook has became a place where many Americans, including Chicago, Illinois, residents can learn about what’s happening in other people’s lives. The social media giant allows users to set up online petitions, as well. …

Illinois family awarded $4.7 million in malpractice lawsuit

It took several years, but one Illinois family finally found justice after the death of one of their loved ones due to a medical error. A Cook County Circuit Court jury awarded the family $4.7 million worth of damages after …

Illinois medical malpractice victim receives $2.4M for damages

In an unprecedented verdict, which has caught not only the attention of Illinois residents, but people across the country, a 47-year-old woman was awarded $2.4 million by the jury in her medical malpractice case. Unfortunately, she never got to see …

Unclean endoscopes may lead to Chicago medical malpractice

A recent study, presented at an annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, has yielded a disturbing fact: 15 percent of endoscopes are not properly cleaned before being used on patients. This could lead to …

Illinois doctor’s failure to diagnose leads to man’s death

People make mistakes. However, for doctors and medical professionals, a simple mistake or misinterpretation can endanger the patient’s life. In the event of medical malpractice, Illinois victims can turn to a Chicago medical malpractice professional to claim compensation. An Edwardsville, Illinois, man …