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Was bully victim also a victim of hospital negligence?

When Chicago residents are seriously injured in accidents or violent attacks, they will most likely need to receive immediate medical treatment in order to reduce the risk of suffering from fatal complications. However, when patients are hospitalized, they may face additional risks and health complications if hospitals fail to prevent the spread of dangerous germs. […]

Hospitals still carry high error rate that isn’t improving

Walk into any medical facility in the Chicago area and throughout the entire United States and you will find a sterile, pristine and bright building filled with doctors and nurses who have obtained advanced degrees and have attended extensive training seminars to learn how to care and treat patients who suffer from a variety of […]

New doctor learns valuable patient safety lessons at mother’s bedside

While a hospital may seem like a safe place to stay, that’s not always the case. Hospital workers have a lot to pay attention to with patient care, and as one new doctor learned, sometimes simple safety issues are overlooked. A Harvard Medical School graduate learned some of her most valuable lessons — particularly about […]

Hospital rating system gives prestigious facility a failing grade

The sudden need to seek hospital care for an illness or injury can be nerve-wracking for some folks in Chicago, yet a hospital’s high standards in patient care can help to alleviate any apprehension. Folks might not fully understand the state of their health when they first seek medical treatment, but they trust that hospitals […]

Family sues hospital for mistakenly giving man execution drug

Our Illinois medical professionals are held to the highest standards in order to provide the best care for each patient on a daily basis. But when hospitals, doctors and nurses fail to follow the standard of care, they are prone to making serious, if not fatal mistakes when it comes to treating or diagnosing a […]

Each Year Billions Are Spent on Medical Mistakes

Just last week, the Health Affairs journal published a new study on medical mistakes- paying close attention to the cost of errors made during hospital stays. The study found that for every dollar spent on heath care, as much as 45 cents is spent making (and attempting to fix) medical mistakes. In 1999, an Institute […]

Recent Study Finds Five Characteristics Involved in Most Hospital Prescription Errors

According to one of the latest medical studies, the good news is that most prescription errors in hospitals can be narrowed down to a handful of characteristics. The bad news is that theseprescription errors continue to occur. The study, published in January’s edition of the Journal of Pain, found that for every 1,000 prescriptions written […]

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