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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

$2.4M award upheld in medical malpractice, missing ovary case

In 2008, a 59-year-old woman had died after losing her battle with ovarian cancer. Although patients in Illinois and throughout the entire world die from cancer every year, the woman’s husband claimed that her death could have been avoided. The woman’s husband pursued a wrongful death lawsuit against his wife’s doctor. In April 2011, the […]
Wrongful Death

Unnecessary upper endoscopies could result in patient injuries

Although many Will County residents realize and understand there are risks associated with any medical procedure, patients should speak with their doctors to make sure they are aware of these risks and to make sure any risks are worth taking when it comes to treatment, surgery and other types of medical care. Recently, the American […]
Failure to Diagnose

Illinois doctor failed to diagnose patient’s cancer for over a year

Earlier this month on our Joliet medical malpractice law blog, we had mentioned that a doctor’s failure to diagnose a patient’s illness or chronic health problem can be traumatizing for patients and their families. Not only does a misdiagnosis possibly prevent patients from receiving life-saving treatment, a misdiagnosis also causes families to incur unnecessary medical […]
Failure to Diagnose

Reminder to Chicago physicians: Screen patients for alcohol misuse

Medical negligence in Chicago and throughout the entire country may be contributing to alcohol-related illnesses, which is consequently the third-leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. A panel of medical experts recently suggested that some alcohol-related illnesses, such as hypertension, liver disease and breast and esophageal cancers, may be reduced in the U.S. by […]

Experts say patient radiation exposure too high, often unnecessary

Medical malpractice is often associated with doctors, nurses or hospitals making errors during surgery, birth or when prescribing medications. Chicago patients often don’t think that anything could go wrong when doctors perform tests and screenings, unless the results of these tests are read inaccurately. However, some patient safety advocates argue that doctors could actually be […]
Medical Error

Panels says ovarian cancer screenings should be limited

Although patients living in Illinois may believe medical examinations only provide positive and effective results, some tests actually can be dangerous and give a misdiagnosis. This could result in unnecessary treatment and even harm patients. Medical experts in a variety of specialties have cautioned that medical tests should only be performed when there is no […]
Failure to Diagnose

Affordable Care Act ensures quality care for transgender patients

Illinois doctors have a commitment to provide the same quality care to all patients at all times. When a doctor discriminates against a patient, the patient could receive negligent medical care. This could cause irreversible harm. All folks should have protection under the 1977 Human Rights Law to be treated with “respect,” but a recent […]
Patient Safety

Doctors failing to diagnose young patients with colorectal cancer

Statistics suggest that colorectal cancer is one of the top three most commonly diagnosed cancers in the U.S. Colorectal cancer is also the second most fatal cancer amongst men and women. Fortunately, research efforts and improvements in technology over the past 20 years have made it easier for doctors in Illinois and throughout the entire […]
Failure to Diagnose

Patient claims Illinois hospital transplanted cancerous organ

Organ transplants are complex and sometimes risky surgeries. But when a transplant is performed correctly, a patient’s health could improve significantly. In some cases, an organ transplant may even help to save a patient’s life in Will County. In 2008, one patient decided that the benefits of a pancreas transplant would far outweigh the risks […]
Failure to Diagnose

Woman cautions patients about the possibility of a misdiagnosis

Quality health care is something that is regularly discussed in Chicago and throughout the rest of the United States. Americans trust that when they step into a doctor’s office, hospital room or medical center, they will receive the best medical attention as possible. Part of keeping this quality of care intact is clear communication amongst […]

Settlements reached in Chicago chef’s cancer misdiagnosis case

Chicago residents who have been diagnosed with cancer know how important it is to diagnose the disease while it is still in its early stages so that an individual has a better chance of beating cancer with radiation, chemotherapy or other treatments. Individuals can certainly take steps to ensure that they remain cancer-free by checking […]

Cancer misdiagnosis may have lowered child’s chance of survival

When a child is ill, Chicago parents put their trust in doctors to make an accurate diagnosis so that their child can get better. Although the illnesses many Illinois pediatricians and family doctors diagnose on a daily basis are the common cold, ear infections or the flu, physicians must not be too quick to rule […]

High risk of getting infection reported after outpatient surgery

Illinois patients put their lives and their trust in medical professionals every single day. Many understand that doctors and nurses must go through extensive schooling and training before they can practice in the medical field, and as a result, patients trust that their care providers know what they are doing and are taking every measure […]
Wrongful Death

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