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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

Helping Stroke Victims

Brain Bleed Injuries

  How to Prevent and Identify a Stroke 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 […]
Brain Injuries

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

5 Questions To Ask a Medical Malpractice Attorney

How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Case Take?

Finding the Right Medical Malpractice Attorney: 5 Questions Time is a crucial element in any medical malpractice case. But it isn’t limited to the timing in which you or a loved one received medical care.  When finding a lawyer for your medical malpractice case you are up against a time constraint known as the statute of […]
Medical Malpractice

Blood Clot Patient Safety Tips

Blood Clot Patient Safety Tips

Blood Clots: Risk Factors, Prevention and Treatment Have you ever wondered how a blood clot becomes dangerous? Generally speaking, the ability of your blood to clot is a good thing. When you get a cut, the reason you don’t keep bleeding and bleeding is that your blood contains platelets which make it thicken or “clot.” […]
Patient Safety

3 Common Causes of Birth Injuries

Common Causes of Birth Injuries

What Causes Birth Injuries? A baby’s injury is always devastating to the parents. It is all the more tragic when it occurs during, immediately after, or even before birth. You go from dreaming about all the possibilities for your child to confronting the harsh reality of the many limitations and challenges that now lay ahead. […]
Birth Injuries + Pregnancy-Related Injuries

Top 5 Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Illnesses

4 Ways to Prevent Doctor Errors and Improve Patient Safety

Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Illnesses Up to 98,000 people die in the U.S. each year due to their doctors failing to diagnose their condition, making misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose some of the most serious and common forms of medical malpractice. Doctors may miss signs or symptoms of a treatable illness–delaying or even denying care to […]
Failure to Diagnose

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