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Chicago doctor charged with area’s largest medication fraud

While trust is important in any relationship, it’s crucial in a doctor-patient relationship. Patients must be able to trust that their physicians have their best interests in mind. Unfortunately, not all doctors put the safety of their patients first. Some doctors take advantage of vulnerable patients simply to make more money. One such case in […]
Medication Errors

Chicago fertility doctor failed to properly screen donors for STDs

Earlier this month, a fertility doctor who practices in the Chicago area received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding testing and screening practices at the doctor’s clinic. The warning, which has also been posted on the agency’s website for the public to view, claims that the doctor’s clinic failed to […]
Doctor Errors

Parents sue Chicago hospital for mistakenly pronouncing son dead

Earlier this year on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog, we mentioned that a local family had experienced the unthinkable while seeking medical treatment for their 7-year-old son back in February. The child had been taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center after suffering full cardiac arrest. Doctors tried to resuscitate the child, but they […]
Doctor Errors

Man can no longer have children, Chicago hospital sued for error

Hospital negligence often causes Chicago patients to suffer severe or fatal injuries and health complications. But hospital negligence can also harm patients emotionally and mentally without causing any physical damage. When this happens, a harmed patient may want to consider consulting an experienced medical malpractice attorney who will help the patient determine whether he or […]
Hospital Negligence

Cook County man says he received cancerous liver during transplant

Medical malpractice occurs when hospitals and healthcare professionals make critical mistakes. When these mistakes are made, Chicago patients have every right to make sure an error is thoroughly investigated in order to hold a negligent doctor or hospital accountable. Making sure that a doctor, nurse or hospital is held accountable for negligence is a complex […]
Hospital Negligence

Cook County lawsuit says hospital failed to stop woman’s bleeding

Last month, a woman’s 24-year-old daughter died after a surgical procedure at an Illinois hospital. This week, the woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital and Planned Parenthood in Cook County for their roles in her daughter’s death. On July 20, the woman’s daughter went to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago to […]
Hospital Negligence

Chicago man said health suffered when he was denied HIV drugs

This week, a Chicago man filed a lawsuit claiming that he suffered health complications while he was an inmate at an Illinois jail because the facility had refused to give him his HIV medications for an entire week. Fortunately, most patients in Illinois do not have to worry about their doctors refusing to write a […]
Medication Errors

Medical error contributed to ex-Chicago Sun-Times owner’s death

When patients die from injuries caused by medical errors, families often question what other steps could have been taken to prevent these fatal medical mistakes from happening. If a nurse had received better training, would he or she have been able to recognize that something was terribly wrong with a patient? If a hospital would […]
Doctor Errors

Man injured from post-operation mishap at Chicago hospital

It appeared that the suffering from physical pain was finally over for a 34-year-old patient who sought the help of Chicago doctors at a hospital to treat chronic headaches and neck pain. However, due to a doctor’s mistake in following up with the man’s initial treatment, he now must take drugs to combat lung damage […]
Doctor Errors

Family, Chicago facility reaches settlement over patient’s death

While performing surgery, Chicago doctors and other medical professionals present for the operation are required to follow a number of procedures in order to ensure the patient’s safety. This includes monitoring a patient’s vital signs, monitoring the incision site for an infection and carefully examining a patient to make sure that doctors did not mistakenly […]
Surgical Errors

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 […]
Misdiagnosis

Chicago doctor says cosmetic surgery patients must do research

A University of Chicago doctor is warning patients who are thinking about cosmetic surgery to do their research before opting to have their surgery performed by their regular physician instead of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Because of changes in the healthcare industry, more physicians in Illinois are choosing to perform plastic surgeries on the side […]
Surgical Errors

Chicago doctor performs unwanted nose job on surgery patient

Hundreds of patients undergo surgery every day in Chicago. These surgeries are performed out of necessity to save lives and to fix minor health problems that others suffer on a daily basis. No matter how serious or minor a surgery is, health care professionals are still required to follow normal policies and procedures in order […]
Surgical Errors

Naperville doctor disciplined, sued for autism treatment methods

A Naperville doctor, who was sued last year for medical malpractice, is now being accused by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of not using proper medical judgment when treating patients with autism. The doctor has been using alternative forms of treatment in autistic patients for years. Although the alternative methods of treatment […]
Medication Errors

Woman’s death prompts Chicago hospital to focus on safety

When it was discovered that a patient at University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago had died after a series of medical errors, the hospital and the victim’s family made a promise to focus on improving the safety of patients. Since the woman’s wrongful death in 2008, efforts have been made to change policies at […]
Hospital Negligence

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