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Tag: medication errors

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 …

Medical negligence claims strike the hearts of doctors

Cook County residents may find medical malpractice cases quite intriguing as there are reports of patients who sustain serious injuries due to a doctor’s negligence. In some cases, patients die as a result of the erroneous acts of health care …

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 …