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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

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

Understanding Medical Malpractice (Infographic)

Understanding medical malpractice

Understanding medical malpractice and why it happens can be difficult. This post and infographic will hopefully help. When we go to a doctor or hospital, we put our faith in the ability of our doctors to provide us with a certain level of skilled health care. We do so because one of the most fundamental […]
Medical Malpractice

Doctor Errors, Bad Outcomes, and Medical Malpractice

Doctor Errors, Bad Outcomes, and Medical Malpractice

A bad outcome to a medical procedure is the last thing anyone plans on when going to the doctor.  After all, you go to the doctor to be healed. It is possible, however, that despite a doctor’s best efforts you won’t get better. If a doctor does the best job he or she can do […]
Doctor Errors

What are the risks of a C-Section birth?

Caesarean Section procedures can be a life-saving measure for both mother and baby. An emergency or unplanned C-Section is used when the delivery is considerably slowed or stopped, the baby shows signs of distress, or when the baby is not in a position or is too big to be delivered vaginally. In countless instances C-Sections […]

Infections in the Neonatal ICU a problem in the US

Over 2 million people in the United States acquire preventable infections while staying at a hospital, according to professionals with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Even more sobering, premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are at an increased risk for contracting infections due to their immature immune systems. Some studies find over […]

Cerebral Palsy – Is it Biased?

I ask in this article whether political (or cultural) considerations influence scientific research at the scientist level; that is, is the person or group doing the research slanting their data or conclusions to fit a particular personal bias or agenda. Even more specifically I want to ask: In the area of medicine are there scientists […]

Jury concludes doctor did everything to try to safely deliver baby

Earlier this week, a family learned that a jury decided to side with a doctor in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The family’s child had suffered an injury during birth five years ago. The family argued that the doctor who had delivered their baby had caused the injury, but a jury concluded this week that the […]
Birth Injuries

Researchers say fewer hospitals, doctors performing early deliveries

As we have mentioned in previous posts on our Joliet medical malpractice law blog, birth injuries can have devastating effects on families, babies and new parents in Will County, even when injuries do not cause permanent damage or long-term impairments. In an effort to focus on delivering healthier babies and reducing injuries and complications in […]
Birth Injuries

Safer today, but pregnancy and childbirth still have risks

Advances in modern medicine continue to astound us and have surely been benefiting patients and families in Joliet. It seems our country has come light years, from even just a century ago, in providing better prenatal care and child delivery, resulting in significantly lower mortality rates and birth injuries. Even so, we’re not entirely out […]
Birth Injuries

Part 2: What are birth injuries and how do these injuries happen?

Earlier this week on our Joliet medical malpractice law blog, we started a general discussion about birth injuries and how some types of birth and brain injuries occur when doctors, hospitals and nurses commit medical malpractice. The birth of a child is supposed to be joyful. But when medical professionals fail to provide quality care […]
Birth Injuries

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 […]
Brain Injuries

Families deserve to hold doctors accountable for tragic mistakes

Some Joliet residents might not understand why it is necessary for some victims of medical malpractice to be awarded a significant amount of money for damages. Perhaps a recent lawsuit filed by a couple in Missouri will help clarify the importance of taking legal action after a patient and family has been severely wronged by […]
Birth Injuries

Birth injury award ruling: What will it mean for Illinois cases?

Any Illinois family who has been through the horror of a medical error knows how difficult the repercussions can be. Though a favorable settlement or judgment against the negligent medical provider does provide much needed financial relief, the legal process can be complicated. One family has spent many years seeking justice for their daughter who […]
Birth Injuries

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 […]
Brain Injuries

Family awarded millions to cover child’s birth injury expenses

When Joliet obstetricians, nurses and other medical professionals who are involved in the process of delivering a baby fail to monitor a mother and her unborn child during birth, any number of things could go wrong and result in devastating consequences for families. Sadly, one family learned just how painful and costly an obstetrician’s mistake […]
Birth Injuries

Brachial plexus injury should have been prevented, mother says

After nine months of a healthy pregnancy, a Joliet couple might not expect to encounter any major problems during the labor and birth of their child. Should any complications arise, though, parents do expect Will County medical professionals to follow proper protocols and to closely monitor their unborn baby to make sure that their son […]
Birth Injuries

Hospital’s mistake to delay birth causes baby to suffer injuries

Two years ago, a pregnant woman suspected that she was beginning to go into labor because her water had broken. When a pregnant woman’s water breaks, amniotic fluid begins to leak which often signifies that a woman is close to labor. Typically, doctors and hospitals will conduct a test to determine whether a pregnant woman’s […]
Birth 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 […]
Brain Injuries

Illinois woman seeks $50,000 in medical malpractice suit

A lawsuit has been filed against two doctors and one nurse at an Illinois hospital. The suit was filed by a mother who claims that the medical providers caused the birth injury her daughter sustained during delivery. She says the injury ultimately led to the baby’s death. According to a report, the woman filing suit […]
Birth Injuries

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