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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

Identifying Common Doctor Errors

Identifying Common Doctor Errors

Complications and bad outcomes are always a possibility in medical treatment. When doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals fail to adhere to an established standard of care and that leads to injury, illness or death, it is a case of medical malpractice. Malpractice can take place at almost any stage of medical treatment — from […]
Medical Malpractice

Cerebral Palsy: Signs and Symptoms

Cerebral Palsy Kids

Even though it may not be noticeable cerebral palsy is present at birth. Parents and caregivers may not notice the signs until the child becomes a toddler.  This usually happens as they notice their child failing to reach the developmental milestones reached by other children. The signs of cerebral palsy usually show up between the […]
Birth Injuries + Pregnancy-Related Injuries

Jury awards family $55M related to child’s birth injury

When a woman delivers a baby in a hospital, she is hooked up to numerous monitoring devices which record the unborn baby’s vital signs. Nurses and doctors are trained to read these records and must know when fetal monitoring indicates that an unborn baby is in distress. In cases where a baby’s heart rate or […]
Birth Injuries

Vaginal delivery of breech baby results in injury and lawsuit

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of babies born in the U.S. are delivered via Cesarean section. While the number of C-sections has skyrocketed in recent years, the procedure is still considered major surgery and, many contend, puts both mother and baby at risk. As the result of growing concern over […]
Birth Injuries

Johns Hopkins involved in birth injury suit

In March 2010, an expecting mother was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The following February, she and her husband would sue the facility for the complications they believe were caused by the hospital staff. According to the lawsuit, the parents believed that their son had suffered a birth injury in the form of oxygen deprivation. […]
Birth Injuries

Delayed care during labor caused child’s severe birth injuries

A terribly botched delivery that led to the baby being born with severe brain damage has led to a $33.5 million verdict in favor of the child’s parents. Parents in Joliet may be interested to know of this example of a doctor and medical facility being held responsible for birth injuries that have lifelong consequences. […]
Birth Injuries

Study: Eating broccoli sprouts may help to prevent cerebral palsy

There is no cure for babies who are born with cerebral palsy due to birthing errors made by Chicago doctors, or for babies who develop cerebral palsy due to unavoidable factors. However, a new study suggests that something as simple as consuming broccoli sprouts during pregnancy may help to prevent cerebral palsy or minimize the […]
Birth Injuries

Study: Therapy may improve cerebral palsy patients’ motor skills

Cerebral palsy is a term that is used to describe disorders that babies may suffer before, during or after birth. Cerebral palsy may affect one’s muscle tone, motor skills or cognitive abilities. The condition may also lead to learning disabilities, problems with one’s vision or speech, and other health complications. The cause of cerebral palsy […]
Birth Injuries

Baby suffers birth injuries after delayed C-section, lawsuit states

Last week on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog, we had mentioned that a woman suffered serious complications after a routine Cesarean section because her doctor had failed to properly clean the surgery site before and after the operation. The woman developed an infection and was forced to undergo additional surgeries to get rid of […]
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

Birth injuries can permanently affect Joliet children and families

Our Joliet medical malpractice law blog has covered some tragic stories involving children who suffered injuries during birth as a result of medical negligence. These incidents of medical malpractice are especially tragic because some children who are injured during birth will never be able to recover from their injuries or live normal lives. Children are […]
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

Child suffers cerebral palsy after faulty ultrasound delays birth

It is certainly tragic when any Illinois patient is forced to suffer the consequences of a doctor’s mistake or a hospital’s negligence. After all, one mistake could forever change the life of a patient if the individual suffers brain damage, paralysis or other debilitating injuries. However, it is especially devastating when a child becomes a […]
Hospital Negligence

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 […]
Brain Injuries

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