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Surgical complications caused leg amputation after broken ankle

Illinois readers may be shocked by the years of suffering a man from another state had to endure as a result of the incompetence of a physician. A jury recently awarded $9.1 million to the victim who lost his leg as a result of surgical complications. Compounding the trauma of losing his leg, the patient […]

Surgical errors leave woman unable to speak

A woman who underwent vocal cord surgery is today unable to speak. Her story, however, speaks loudly and recently resulted a medical malpractice settlement totaling $30 million dollars. As the 55-year-old woman lay on the operating table, the surgery that was supposed to provide relief instead took her voice and left her with painful and […]

Couples sue hospital after botched kidney transplant

Hospital settings often become the temporary home for many patients who have serious conditions and illnesses. Due to the fragile physical condition of patients, it’s imperative that hospitals take measures to ensure rooms and equipment are clean and sterile. It’s also crucial that hospitals take the time to routinely inspect building components that could potentially […]

Don’t worry about health care system when considering malpractice

When a person is admitted to the hospital, she or he may often think that everything will be alright, and that the best care will be provided. This may be true in most cases, but from time to time, ahospital mistake may occur. Such a mistake may involve doctors, nurses, orderlies and any other members […]

Suit alleges that sedatives led to fall, death of patient

Many families in Chicago have an older relative with symptoms of dementia. Often, these individuals become agitated very easily and when someone with dementia is admitted to the hospital, staff should be willing to work with the condition. That was not the case when a 76-year-old man was taken to the hospital for bowel issues […]

Some hospitals limiting CT scans for children

Children with serious injuries and illnesses often present a major challenge to physicians. Often, these patients are unable to explain where or what hurts, making it difficult to decide on the best way to treat the problems. As part of the examination, doctors will ask for several tests to be conducted, including CT scans, to […]

Man receives medical notes suggesting cancer by mistake

When a person enters the hospital, she or he may forget that the individuals working there are human. This means they can make mistakes and errors that can create serious issues for patients. During an emergency situation, few patients consider this possibility: they simply want to receive the medical attention they need. This often leaves […]

Medical malpractice lawsuit avoids arbitration in court decision

Many business contracts in Illinois contain an arbitration clause that requires the parties to go to arbitration to resolve a legal dispute instead of going to trial. Like other forms of alternative dispute resolution, arbitration typically costs less and damages are frequently capped lower than state law. Readers can likely understand why businesses would like […]

Woman’s breast augmentation results in life-altering injuries

It is certainly crucial that medical professionals in Chicago provide their patients with quality care when patients need medical treatment for traumatic injuries, life-threatening health complications or other serious medical problems. With an accurate diagnosis, timely treatment and proper care, injured and ill patients may have a better chance of recovering from their ailments with […]

Lawsuit: Irreversible surgery leaves child with wrong genitalia

When Chicago doctors and hospitals are negligent, they risk making mistakes that may never be fixed or repaired. In addition to suffering physical scars and injuries, victims of medical malpractice may be left with emotional scars that they must deal with for the rest of their lives. This week, one couple’s lawsuit against two medical […]

Man suffered paralysis injuries while being admitted to hospital

On June 20, 2009, a man who had suffered from a psychiatric condition was taken to a hospital because he had become very disoriented from not taking his medication. While the man was being admitted to the hospital, a patient-care assistant restrained the man and sedated the patient. However, it took several hours for hospital […]

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