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Doctor Errors Happen, Here are Some Ways to Avoid Them

Doctor Errors Happen, Here are Some Ways to Avoid Them

Doctor errors happen. That is a fact. Medicine isn’t the only occupation in which errors occur. There are mechanic errors, fast food errors, printing errors, etc… Every sort of work is going to have errors. Doctor errors, however, can have pretty significant, even life-threatening, consequences. We go to a doctor and expect that he or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Informed consent is part of a healthy doctor-patient relationship

Informed consent is an important part of a healthy doctor-patient relationship

Informed consent is an important part of the doctor-patient relationship. Patients should be able to trust and rely on their doctors to use their extensive training and experience to heal them. That does not mean patients should be left in the dark when it comes to making medical decisions. Informed Consent is an important part […]

What is Medical Malpractice?

What is Medical Malpractice?

You may have seen ads on TV or on billboards for medical malpractice lawyers and their firms.  You may have heard of someone who was part of a medical malpractice lawsuit. You may even have heard people on the news discussing medical malpractice.  This all may lead you to ask: “What is Medical Malpractice?” What […]

How to Make the Difficult Decision to Sue a Doctor

How to Make the Difficult Decision to Sue a Doctor.

Believe it or not, people struggle over the decision to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.  The difficult decision to sue a doctor can be very frustrating. Often it comes down to the negative stereotypes people have regarding medical malpractice lawsuits, as we talked about in our last post. However, in some cases, people feel guilty. This […]

Despite suing doctor for mistake, woman is happy with the outcome

Incidents of medical malpractice in Illinois and throughout the U.S. often result in devastating injuries or the loss of a life. Although one woman did suffer emotionally and physically from a surgical errorthat was made over a year ago, the mistake has also given her and her family a lot to celebrate. In fact, the […]

Doctor’s whistleblower lawsuit shines spotlight on trust issues

Trust is a main component of any type of relationship. You entrust your spouse to be faithful, you entrust your accountant to keep track of your finances, and most importantly you entrust your Chicago doctors, nurses and hospitals to take care of your life when you need it the most. If you are hurt due […]

Patient sues doctor for performing surgery on the wrong knee

Last year, a patient underwent surgery to have a knee injury repaired. The man had a torn medial meniscus in his left knee, and shortly before the surgery was performed, the man’s doctor confirmed that he would be operating on the patient’s left knee. But by the time the patient came out of surgery, both […]

Who informs Chicago patients about defective medical devices?

Chicago patients who suffer from life-threatening, chronic or disabling medical conditions may currently be using a variety of medical devices to keep their symptoms and health under control. Although medical devices must meet certain requirements before the products can be approved for patient use, a number of problems could still occur after a device is […]

Doctor wrongly diagnosed Illinois woman with cancer, lawsuit says

When Chicago patients are diagnosed with cancer, they may assume their doctors have properly read and reviewed their medical tests to provide them with an accurate diagnosis. Patients also assume that since their doctors have experience treating patients with cancer, their doctors will know how to treat their conditions as safely and effectively as possible. […]

Doctor amputated cancerous organ without asking, patient claims

In 2007, a male patient elected to have a circumcision performed because he had been experiencing inflammation in his penis. But during the operation, the man’s urologist detected cancer in the patient’s penis and amputated the organ. Chicago doctors must make quick decisions when faced with medical emergencies. Sometimes this means doctors must administer medications […]

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 […]

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 […]

About half of all doctors feel burned out, survey reveals

Chicago residents are likely to understand feeling extremely worn out physically, mentally and emotionally after a long work week. By the time Friday comes around, workers are ready to take a couple of days to catch up on sleep and to recharge so that they can return to work on Monday feeling refreshed and ready […]

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