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Man dies after pneumonia goes untreated by medical professionals

Individuals die from a variety of health complications every day in Illinois and throughout the entire U.S. However, no one should have to die as a result of a misdiagnosis made by a doctor who failed to take enough time to fully analyze one’s symptoms. After one family lost a loved one who suffered from […]

Doctors, pharmacists warned not to confuse drugs with similar names

We have mentioned in other posts on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog that medication errors made by pharmacists and doctors are not uncommon, especially when so many drug names look and sound alike. Patients in Illinois and throughout the entire country can certainly take precautions to avoid suffering further health complications from a medication […]

Illinois doctor sued dozens of times is still treating patients

After being sued more than a dozen times for medical malpractice, an Illinois doctor is still able to treat patients. What is even more concerning to some is that an online database created by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation has yet to update its public files with some of the doctor’smedical malpractice settlements. The […]

Illinois tops list for providing large payouts in med mal suits, continued

Earlier this week, our Chicago medical malpractice law blog discussed some of the interesting findings a group of researchers discovered while analyzing data of surgical malpractice claims. Researchers concluded that although malpractice claims involving surgical errors have decreased over the years, injuries resulting from errors made before, during or after a surgery are amounting to […]

Illinois tops list for providing large payouts in med mal suits

An analysis regarding reports of medical malpractice in the United States suggests that fewer claims of surgical errors have been reported since the 1990s. However, the analysis also suggests that when a surgical error does occur, payouts for damages tend to be very high due to the extent of a patient’s injuries from a medical […]

Illinois nursing home accused of negligence after resident’s death

Our Illinois nursing homes and long-term care facilities are governed by specific state laws and regulations in order to hold employees and managers accountable for providing the best care for patients and residents. Although these laws and regulations exist in order to prevent patients from receiving anything less than the standard of care at our […]

Federal judge says inmate received poor treatment for tumors

In 2001, an inmate at a maximum security prison in Illinois was diagnosed with fibroneuroma, a disease that causes the growth of benign tumors in the peripheral nervous system. When the inmate began to experience pain from the numerous tumors that were growing in his body, he requestedmedical treatment. However, the Stateville Correctional Center inmate […]

Former Illinois nursing home employee admits to neglect

A former nursing home employee — whom McHenry County prosecutors claim was involved with the deaths of six patients — pled guilty last week to felony criminal neglect. In exchange for the guilty plea, five felony counts were dismissed regarding the suspicious deaths. The 60-year-old woman could be sentenced to serve up to three years […]

Illinois hospital sued after failing to monitor surgery patient

There are a number of things that can go wrong during any type of surgery. Knowing about the risks that are involved with surgery, patients often are relieved once making it through surgery without any complications and they look forward to moving on with their lives. Unfortunately, there are also a number of things that […]

Court finds in favor of Illinois doctor in wrongful death suit

A patient’s symptoms may not always be easy to diagnose, but doctors are trained to determine all of the different factors that could be causing a patient’s symptoms in order to properly rule out any life-threatening diseases or illnesses. If a doctor fails to consider all of the different factors that could be affecting one’s […]

Illinois family sues Chicago-area hospitals for son’s wrongful death

When a child becomes severely ill or suffers from a chronic medical condition, it is only natural that a parent may worry about his or her child’s health. However, parents also understand that medical professionals have a responsibility to properly diagnose and treat each patient to the best of their abilities. One Illinois family who […]

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