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Patient died after Illinois doctor prescribed powerful opiate

Many Chicago patients benefit from prescription medications. Some need to take medications on a daily basis to control their blood pressure or diabetes. Other people might use prescription drugs only when they can no longer bear dealing with allergies or a minor illness. Whether one’s symptoms are life-threatening or minor, doctors must always take caution […]

Illinois surgery patient died from preventable choking injuries

In Joliet and throughout the entire state of Illinois, medical professionals have a duty to provide quality care to all patients. This is often referred to as the “standard of care.” When doctors do provide quality care, patients may still suffer complications or fatal injuries. But when a medical professional deviates from the standard of […]

Illinois nursing home blamed for resident’s fatal fall injuries

When it becomes more difficult for elderly parents to live on their own, Chicago families might consider moving a loved one into a nursing home. Nursing homes are supposed to be safe places for the frail, disabled and ill to live, and families trust that these facilities will provide their loved ones with quality care. […]

Gov. signs new laws to protect Illinois nursing home patients

Victims of nursing home neglect or abuse certainly have a right to seek compensation for their injuries or for a loved one’s wrongful death in Chicago. Sadly, nursing home abuse or neglect often results in fatal injuries due to residents’ frail and poor medical conditions. Although obtaining compensation is important for victims of medical malpractice, […]

Doctor’s mistake led to costly treatment for Illinois patient

Over the past few weeks, our Chicago medical malpractice law blog has discussed some very tragic stories involving medical mistakes that contributed to the deaths of several patients. Fortunately, not all victims of medical malpractice suffer fatal injuries. Sometimes a mistake is caught immediately and a patient suffers only minor health complications. For others who […]

Patient claims Illinois hospital transplanted cancerous organ

Organ transplants are complex and sometimes risky surgeries. But when a transplant is performed correctly, a patient’s health could improve significantly. In some cases, an organ transplant may even help to save a patient’s life in Will County. In 2008, one patient decided that the benefits of a pancreas transplant would far outweigh the risks […]

Illinois woman seeks $50,000 in medical malpractice suit

A lawsuit has been filed against two doctors and one nurse at an Illinois hospital. The suit was filed by a mother who claims that the medical providers caused the birth injury her daughter sustained during delivery. She says the injury ultimately led to the baby’s death. According to a report, the woman filing suit […]

Illinois woman with breast cancer says doctor misread mammogram

Women in Chicago and throughout the entire country might be well aware of the importance of doing breast self-examinations on a monthly basis in order to make sure that they have not developed any odd lumps or changes in their breasts that could be cancerous. Breast cancer may not always be avoidable, but women and […]

Illinois patient says surgeon, hospital responsible for injuries

Earlier this week on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog, we mentioned that some hospitals in the U.S. are now using bar code readers in order to prevent injuries and infections resulting from sponges being left in patients’ bodies by mistake after surgery. But technology cannot always make up for a doctor’s negligence before, during […]

Surgery mishap leads to costly injuries for Illinois patient

As we mentioned earlier this week on our blog, patients have a right to be informed about the risks and dangers of any surgical operation. This allows patients to make educated decisions regarding their health and to make any necessary preparations in the event that a complication does occur during or after surgery. However, if […]

Illinois woman who suffered paralysis from surgery wins settlement

If you have a surgery coming up in the next few weeks or months, you might be feeling a little nervous about the procedure. You probably also have many questions for your doctor and the surgeon who will be performing the operation. What is the purpose of the operation? What will the next step be […]

State concerned about patient safety at Chicago nursing home

As your loved ones age and begin to need additional medical care and attention each day to monitor and manage their health, you may consider moving a parent, grandparent or spouse in a nursing home in the Chicago area. This may help you feel more at ease and assured that your loved one is receiving […]

Illinois facility fined after nurses operated X-ray machines

In Illinois, not all medical professionals can operate X-ray equipment or other types of equipment involving the use of radiation. Under state laws, only those who are properly licensed including dentists, chiropractors, and certified radiologic technologists can safely use and operate radiologic equipment. These laws are meant to protect patients in the Chicago area and […]

Doctors pierce Illinois patient’s small intestine during surgery

Medical errors are not as uncommon in the U.S. as some people might like to believe. Unfortunately, when medical professionals do make serious mistakes, Illinois patients are not left unscathed. These mistakes can happen at any clinic, nursing home or hospital where medical professionals fail to put their patients’ health and needs first at all […]

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 […]

Illinois nursing home sued for patient’s injuries from falling

Nursing home facilities in Illinois are responsible for ensuring that employees have been trained on how to properly administer drugs to residents and to make sure that residents are getting the appropriate care and therapy they need each day to improve their quality of life. Nursing home employees are also responsible for assisting many residents […]

Are Illinois regulators lax on monitoring bad doctors?

Illinois state regulators are being accused of a severe lack of diligence in policing the holders of medical licenses in the state. In some instances, doctors who have repeatedly engaged in medical malpractice, or have even been accused by patients of sexual misconduct have been allowed to continue to practice. The state of Illinois ranks […]

Nursing homes in U.S. still need improvement, study suggests

Though most facilities have improved over the past three years in the U.S., the quality of nursing home care still continues to be a reported problem in more than 560 nursing homes in the country. Poor quality of care at these facilities can lead to nursing home negligence, causing Illinois patients and other patients in […]

Illinois nursing home cited after patient’s escape, death

Last week on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog, we discussed the tragic death of an Illinois nursing home patient in January after he left a Belleville facility without any workers or nurses noticing. The 77-year-old man suffered from dementia and heart disease and had been a patient at the home for seven years. He […]

Illinois nursing home patient leaves facility unattended, dies

As some Illinois families may have experienced, taking care of a parent or grandparent with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be a challenging task, especially when adult children are working full-time jobs and also raising their own families. When a loved one’s illness has progressed to the point where he or she may need constant […]

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