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Coping with Medical Malpractice

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Every case of medical malpractice is unique, but almost all of them have at least one thing in common: they inflict tremendous emotional trauma on the victim. Often times, when the medical and financial consequences of medical malpractice are significant, the emotional consequences are overlooked. But it’s important for all those involved to deal with […]
Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice & Inpatient Safety

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Despite advancements in awareness, advocation, and litigation, medical malpractice remains a persistent threat to patients – especially those requiring extended hospital stays. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) sheds new light on the prevalence and severity of these adverse events occurring during hospitalization.  Background Conducted across 11 hospitals in […]
Hospital Negligence + Patient Safety

Helping Stroke Victims

Brain Bleed Injuries

Stroke Detection and Prevention A stroke will drastically change the life of the victim.  Stroke victims often find themselves dealing with some very serious long-term conditions, such as:  Paralysis  Impaired speech  Loss of the use of extremities  Cognitive impairment  Depression  Increased risk for successive strokes Causes of a Stroke A stroke is caused by a […]
Brain Injuries

Patient Rights & Recourse in Medical Malpractice

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As a patient, you have rights. They are designed to protect you from undesired and undeserved medical outcomes. If a healthcare provider violates these rights, you may be entitled to legal recourse. As a proactive patient or victim of medical malpractice, understanding these rights is integral to receiving fair compensation. Patient Rights to Proper Healthcare […]
Patient Safety + Standard of Care

Championing Patient Safety as A Medical Malpractice Attorney

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Your well-being is the ultimate goal of healthcare; every doctor has sworn to uphold it. Still, medical errors are common, sometimes resulting in serious injury. As medical malpractice attorneys, we mainly deal with victims who have already suffered due to negligence. But advocating for your protection isn’t just the theme of Patient Safety Awareness Week—it’s […]
Patient Safety

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury

It is estimated that more than 1.5 million people suffer brain injuries every year in our country. Brain injuries can cause severe physical and mental impairments, especially when not diagnosed properly and treated immediately. To raise more awareness of the prevalence of brain injuries, their symptoms, and the importance of seeking medical treatment, the Brain […]
Brain Injuries

Surgical Malpractice: How to Choose the Right Doctor for You

Doctor Errors, Bad Outcomes, and Medical Malpractice

When you have a problem with your sink or your car, you probably read reviews and testimonials to find the best plumber or mechanic for the job. The experiences of other consumers are often more honest and edifying. So why has a field with as high a physical, financial, and even emotional risk as medicine […]
Surgical Errors

Alternatives to Trial in Medical Malpractice Law

Medical malpractice litigation can be complex, emotional, and expensive – especially when going to trial. In many instances, that is not the best path. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) offers alternative methods for victims seeking the best possible outcome for their unique situation. What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)? Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to a […]
Medical Malpractice

How Do I Find a Good Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

How Do I Find a Good Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Cases are difficult, expensive, and take a long time. There are quite a few procedural obstacles that medical malpractice victims need to overcome to prove their case. A good medical malpractice attorney has the experience and expertise to navigate them and help you move forward. How to find a good medical malpractice lawyer. Most people start […]
Medical Malpractice

Understanding Hospital Negligence

Understanding Hospital Negligence

Medical malpractice is one of the most complex areas of law – and hospital negligence can be one of the hardest forms of medical malpractice to determine. It all comes down to the relationship between the hospital and the medical professional. Hospitals are responsible for their employees If a medical professional is the employee of […]
Hospital Negligence

Am I A Victim of Medical Malpractice?

Am I a victim of medical malpractice?

Do I have a medical malpractice case? Bad medical outcomes are an unfortunate reality of medical care. Sometimes they occur despite the doctor’s and patient’s best efforts to heal. While a bad medical outcome does not always mean that medical malpractice has occurred it may be worth it to ask the question: “Am I a […]
Doctor Errors + Medical Error + Medical Malpractice

Identifying Common Doctor Errors

Common Types of Medical Malpractice Complications and bad outcomes are always a possibility in medical treatment. When healthcare professionals fail to meet an established standard of care leading to injury, illness, or death, it is a case of medical malpractice. Malpractice can take place at almost any stage of medical treatment – from the examination […]
Medical Malpractice

STUDY: Multiple brain injuries may lead to higher risk of suicide

Brain Bleed Injuries

Suicide Risk Increases with Traumatic Brain Injuries Chicagoans brave the risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI) every day in many forms, such as car collisions, sports injury, or slip-and-fall accidents. And Chicago natives who are serving our country overseas may also be at risk of suffering TBIs, particularly when they are injured during combat. The […]
Brain Injuries

Patient Safety at Risk in 7 Surgeries Prone to Doctor Errors

7 Surgeries that Put Patient Safety at Risk for Doctor Errors

Most likely you or someone you know has had surgery. Some surgical  procedures are not necessary but can provide an enhanced quality of life. Other surgeries, however, are potentially life-saving or can prevent significant disability – some being emergency in nature. All surgical procedure carry the potential for doctor errors. But recent research shows some procedures […]
Doctor Errors + Patient Safety

How Do I Find a Good Doctor?

How Do I Find A Good Doctor?

Finding a good doctor is one of the most important things we do. Often our search begins by asking our friends, trusted family members, and even our co-workers for their thoughts. That is a great way to start, but our experience has shown that some additional research always yields better results. We are not talking […]
Patient Safety

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