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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 […]

Surgery patient harmed after Illinois hospital used wrong putty

Before a surgery is performed in any Chicago hospital room, patients might assume that doctors and nurses have carefully prepared for the operation by making sure that all necessary tools and medical devices are ready and sanitized. Patients also expect that hospitals have adequate procedures in place to prevent unnecessary surgical errors. But when a […]

Children with chronic illness more susceptible to hospital errors

New information from a medical study shows that kids with chronic health conditions are more likely to suffer from serious hospital and medical errors. Statistics show that about three percent of our country’s kids who are hospitalized are affected by medical mistakes. When children are very ill, they could be more vulnerable to suffering serious […]

Misdiagnosis from hospital negligence: statistics alarming

Our country has some of the best hospitals in the world, with trained doctors and specialists that treat everything from minor infections to very serious life-threatening illnesses. However, not all patients can be cured, and many people do die in hospitals from natural deaths that cannot be prevented. Even the most highly trained doctors with […]

Dozens of unnecessary surgeries performed by doctors at hospital chain

Surgery can certainly help to alleviate some medical conditions and improve health. Although any surgery is risky, patient-doctor relationships built on trust help Chicago patients feel more comfortable with their doctors’ recommendations. After recuperating from surgery, most people are glad that they followed their doctor’s medical advice. However, sometimes patients are advised to undergo an […]

Court rules hospital is liable for patient’s death after surgery

After reviewing a medical malpractice case involving the wrongful death of a surgery patient, an appeals court ruled that the hospital was indeed negligent in the case. According to the lawsuit, which was filed by the patient’s husband, nurses at the hospital had failed to follow proper procedures for identifying patients with allergies when the […]

Chicago hospital failed to inform family about patient’s death

When a patient is taken to an emergency room to receive treatment for life-threatening injuries, a serious illness or other medical condition, it is expected that Chicago medical professionals will do whatever they can to try to save the patient’s life. In the event that a patient’s life cannot be saved, even after providing quality […]

Mother says nurse was negligent, mistakenly severed baby’s finger

Instead of being discharged from the hospital as planned, a mother witnessed a horrible incident that caused her 3-month-old baby to remain hospitalized longer than planned. After a hospital stay last year, a mother was informed that she could take her baby home. But shortly before she planned on leaving the hospital with her daughter, […]

Illinois doctors, hospital blamed for woman’s injury during rehab

Illinois hospitals and doctors may be well aware of the physical and emotional damage they can cause patients and families to suffer if a mistake is made during surgery or if medical equipment is not properly sanitized. But something as simple as failing to make sure that medical staff receive proper instructions for a patient’s […]

Court rules in favor of family in medication error lawsuit

Illinois doctors and other medical professionals throughout the entire U.S. must properly monitor patients to avoid medication errors such as overdoses or severe reactions caused by the interaction of several types of drugs administered at once. Failing to monitor a patient who has been given strong painkillers or other medications could result in causing a […]

Study: Death rate higher for those hospitalized over weekends

According to the results of a recently published study, patients in Illinois and throughout the entire U.S. may be at a greater risk of dying if they are hospitalized during the weekend compared to patients who are hospitalized during the week. But if doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are required to always provide quality […]

Reusable medical devices pose major risks if not cleaned properly

Many medical malpractice cases are filed against individual doctors or nurses who have committed major errors while caring for patients, but our Illinois hospitals and other healthcare facilities across the U.S. can also be held accountable for contributing to a doctor’s or nurse’s mistake. When our nation’s hospitals fail to have proper training programs, policies […]

Most hospital errors in the U.S. go unreported, new study reveals

A report released this month by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reveals that the vast majority of hospital errors, many of which result in patient injury or death, go unreported. An astonishing 80 percent of such errors are never reported by medical personnel, some of whom may tell the grieving families of […]

Hospital fined for improperly storing medications, vaccines

Illinois patients may assume that hospitals are safe places for receiving medical treatment, undergoing surgery or giving birth. Although this is true in many cases, there are also numerous instances of medical malpractice that occur at our nation’s hospitals each year. Unfortunately, hospital mistakes that should have been prevented can potentially cause patients to suffer […]

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