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Tag: misdiagnosis

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 …

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 …

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 …

Deceptive Ovarian Cancer Tests May Endanger Illinois Women

Ovarian cancer is a very serious disease in Illinois and across the United States. Cancerous ovaries may affect other abdominal organs as well. According to the American Cancer Society, the United States has had 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer …