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High dose of drug caused Illinois patient’s fatal heart attack

Too much of a medication may be very harmful to patients in Chicago. Patients may either suffer life-threatening health problems or fatal injuries when their bodies are forced to process too much of a medication. In some cases, patients may be responsible for their own overdose injuries if they mistakenly take an extra pill. But […]

Knee surgeries can have dangerous implications for Chicago patients

The effects of aging and a baby boomer generation with a propensity for an active lifestyle may be contributing to a significant increase in the number of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures that are being performed in Chicago and throughout the entire U.S. But some patient safety groups are wondering whether these procedures are more […]

Medical center under fire after patient dies in lobby

A family recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a U.S. hospital after their loved one died in the facility’s waiting room over the summer. According to the wrongful death lawsuit, which was filed earlier this month, staff at the hospital did not even notice that the man had died until the following morning. Even […]

Misread X-ray, poor treatment led to fatal heart attack, widow says

After experiencing the tragic loss of her husband, a woman has decided to move back to Illinois so she and her two children can be closer to family. The woman’s husband had died of a heart attack in January 2011. Heart attacks cannot always be avoided, and heart attacks remain a common cause of death […]

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