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Patient died after doctor failed to correct surgical error

If you have been reading our Chicago medical malpractice law blog for awhile now, you might be shocked by some of the mistakes medical professionals have made while they were supposed to be providing quality care to all of their patients. Just last week, we mentioned a lawsuit that was recently filed by an Illinois […]

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 […]

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 […]

Doctors order unnecessary tests to avoid lawsuits, study suggests

Earlier this week on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog, we discussed how a doctor’s assumptions about a patient’s symptoms or health condition can be a form of medical malpractice if the doctor fails to take measures to conduct a thorough examination of the patient in order to rule out any other serious illnesses or […]

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 […]

Ex-prisoner suffers major injuries after reaction to medication

When Chicago doctors prescribe patients with a new drug, doctors are required to adequately warn patients about any side effects they may experience. Additionally, doctors should also advise patients to call them if they begin to experience any dangerous reactions to the drugs. Failing to properly address a patient’s concerns regarding the effects of a […]

Child loses use of arm after doctor made mistakes during delivery

Some Illinois children are born with debilitating conditions that cannot be prevented. However, medical professionals in Chicago and throughout the entire country are responsible for making sure that any complications that do arise during pregnancy or delivery are managed and treated properly in order to prevent a mother and her child from becoming seriously or […]

Program offers solutions to speed up malpractice suits

If you have been reading our Chicago medical malpractice law blog for some time now, you may have come to the conclusion that medical malpractice is far more common than what you might have expected. In addition, the consequences of mistakes doctors, hospitals and other professionals in the field are susceptible to making when they […]

Chicago doctor performs unwanted nose job on surgery patient

Hundreds of patients undergo surgery every day in Chicago. These surgeries are performed out of necessity to save lives and to fix minor health problems that others suffer on a daily basis. No matter how serious or minor a surgery is, health care professionals are still required to follow normal policies and procedures in order […]

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