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Illinois man now blind after botched tracheotomy

Medical errors have the potential to cause permanent injuries, especially when a medical error causes a brain injury or brain damage. In one Illinois patient’s case, brain damage resulting from medical malpractice has caused him to go blind and suffer motor deficits. The man filed a lawsuit against several medical professionals last month for causing […]

Cook County agrees to pay millions for boy’s med mal injuries

When medical malpractice causes Chicago patients to suffer irreparable harm, families are often left devastated by the consequences of such mistakes, especially when young children are the victims of medical negligence. Brain injuries, for example, may prevent children from being able to have a normal childhood, and children harmed by brain injuries caused by medical […]

Patient’s lawsuit against Illinois neurologist heads to trial

Brain injuries are very dangerous because these types of injuries can cause permanent and disabling mental and physical conditions. When Chicago residents suffer a brain injury in an accident, it is important that they get medical attention right away. When doctors are able to quickly and accurately diagnose and treat brain injuries, patients may be […]

Research shows recovery from concussions a slow process for teens

Something as simple as a teenager playing soccer or football can result in a serious injury, including a concussion. Brain injuries are a serious matter, and proper diagnosis and treatment is necessary to ensure additional problems don’t arise as a result of the injury. When it comes to treating brain injuries and many other serious […]

Medical malpractice contributes to crash victim’s fatal injuries

When Will County residents are involved in serious motor vehicle accidents, they may require immediate medical treatment in order to prevent their injuries from causing permanent damage. If not diagnosed or treated properly, brain injuries sustained in a car wreck could lead to numerous problems, including permanent brain damage. This type of damage could result […]

Study suggests pediatricians lack concussion treatment know-how

We rely on doctors to mend and heal us, putting our care and the care of our children under their expertise. When injuries occur, especially brain injuries, the medical care required is often more extensive and highly important. Brain injuries can result in a variety of problems either immediately or later on in life. For […]

Patients’ injuries not always caused by obvious medical mistakes

Some medical errors are more obvious than other types of medical mistakes. Although Chicago patients may be entitled to obtain compensation for their injuries and other damages resulting from medical mistakes, Illinois patients don’t always know when medical errors are made and doctors don’t always tell their patients when medical malpractice does happen. In September, […]

Joliet hospitals sued for not treating brain injury quickly enough

Earlier this week, a woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against two hospitals in the Joliet area on behalf of her 29-year-old son. The lawsuit claims that both hospitals failed to diagnose her son with a traumatic brain injury in a timely manner. As a result, medical treatment was delayed. When brain injuries are not […]

Part 1: What are birth injuries and how do these injuries happen?

A birth injury can occur when a mother experiences a complicated pregnancy or delivery. Sometimes these complications cannot be avoided. And even when Joliet doctors do properly monitor a woman’s pregnancy, labor and delivery, a baby could still suffer an injury at birth when unexpected complications arise. A birth injury can also occur when Illinois […]

Is race a factor when doctors decide to order CT scans for kids?

When you were a kid or when your parents were growing up, a bump on the head might not have been a very concerning issue for parents. Kids get hurt easily and they get hurt a lot. And although it may be painful for Joliet parents to witness their child getting injured for the first […]

Child’s undiagnosed infection resulted in permanent brain damage

Brain injuries resulting from medical malpractice are commonly associated with birth complications not handled appropriately by doctors, hospitals and nurses. As we mentioned in our previous post on our Joliet medical malpractice law blog, a delayed birth can cause an unborn baby to suffer complications from oxygen deprivation, including brain injuries. But children and other […]

Jury finds in favor of teen who suffered brain injury at birth

Seventeen years ago, a woman who was six months pregnant with twins sought medical attention at a hospital because she was worried that she was having contractions. Sometimes doctors are able to safely stop contractions in order to prevent a woman from going into labor too early. When babies are born prematurely, they could suffer […]

Knowing brain injury symptoms in children may prevent a misdiagnosis

Medical professionals and safety advocates believe that Chicago parents and physicians can never be too cautious when dealing with children’s head injuries. Bumps and blows to the head can bruise a child’s brain, causing a concussion. Concussions can lead to very serious brain injuries including bleeding in the brain and skull fractures. Childhood brain injuries […]

Parents reach settlement with hospital over baby’s brain injuries

When Illinois medical professionals make mistakes during labor and birth, babies are at risk of suffering serious or fatal injuries. Sometimes these injuries may require only a few extra days of medical treatment before a mother and her new baby can go home in good health. Unfortunately, other mistakes that lead to birth injuries can […]

$1.1 million awarded in medical malpractice suit

Mistakes made by a medical provider can be serious and long lasting. For a child who is inflicted with a brain injury due to a medical provider’s negligence it can be traumatic for both the child and the parents. A brain injury might require ongoing medical care throughout life. This is the case for a […]

Malpractice suit filed after procedure results in brain damage

It’s likely that Illinois readers are aware that mistakes made by a physician can be devastating. Certain mistakes can result in brain injuries that can result in memory loss, paralysis, coma, or a persistent vegetative state. Some brain injuries result in death. If you or someone you love suffered a brain injury due to the […]

Complex brain injuries may be difficult for doctors to diagnose

When a brain injury is not properly diagnosed, Illinois doctors and patients cannot take any actions to prevent long-term damage or other complications. Although some brain injuries are far more difficult to diagnose than others, physicians should at least be capable of knowing when it is time to refer a possible brain injury patient to […]

Study: Drug may help cure symptoms of cerebral palsy after birth

Cerebral palsy is a disorder that affects babies who have suffered some sort of brain damage. This type of brain damage might be caused by genetic abnormalities or complications during a woman’s pregnancy that could not have been avoided or prevented. However, medical malpractice during the labor and delivery of a child in any Chicago […]

Father claims delay in treatment led to daughter’s brain injuries

Doctors in Illinois and throughout the entire U.S. are supposed to help diagnose and treat brain injuries rather than cause patients to suffer major brain damage. Unfortunately, when medical professionals deviate from the standard of care that they are required to follow when treating each patient, they are at risk of making mistakes that could […]

Injections for spinal pain linked to severe health complications, part two

Last week on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog, we began discussing the significant increase in the number of epidural shots that are administered by medical professionals each year in the U.S. to treat patients with back and neck pain. However, these injections carry serious risks, causing some to question whether or not certain patients […]

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