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Analyzing Records for Medical Malpractice Victims

Analyzing Records for Medical Malpractice Victims

Analyzing Records for Medical Malpractice Victims The essence of evaluating a medical malpractice case is determining what happened and how the injury occurred. We have a great deal of experience in practicing medicine. We understand how the health care system works, how people keep records, and this knowledge is very valuable to try to determine, in […]

Study: Sharing notes leads to better patient outcomes

Last week on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog, we had mentioned that clear communication between doctors and their patients may help to reduce medical errors and prevent serious injuries, including a wrongful death. New information from research confirms this belief. A recent study shows that physicians who share their notes with patients generally experience […]

Mixed reviews still surround electronic medical record systems

Doctors and patients in Illinois may greatly appreciate what technology can do for them in medical situations, but it can also create a number of problems — even medical errors — that could jeopardize patient safety. Electronic medical records have a range of benefits, including a user-friendly process that is easily accessible by medical professionals, […]

Study: Doctors’ note-taking habits could hurt Chicago patients

Quality patient care is expected of Chicago health care providers. A correct diagnosis, precise drug prescriptions and careful attention to treatment are all part of doctors’ promised commitments to patients. A medical error in any of these duties could be construed as malpractice and cause harm to patients. Physicians are also expected to communicate effectively […]

Data breaches suggest need for more security at hospitals, clinics

Surgical errors, a misdiagnosis, and other types of medical mistakes can certainly cause Illinois patients to suffer life-threatening or life-changing injuries. These mistakes may affect a patient’s health, but medical malpractice also has devastating and tragic effects on families. Many doctors in Chicago and throughout the entire country understand how their actions can make lasting […]

The Digital Age Turns to Medical Records

Doctors Given 5-Year Deadline to Make All Records Electronic As part of the 2009 federal stimulus bill, funding was set aside to incentivize hospitals and doctors to buy expensive computerized record systems. By making all medical records digital, the goal is two-fold: to increase patient safety by reducing possible hospital mistakes and to lower health […]

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