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Doctor Errors Happen, Here are Some Ways to Avoid Them

Doctor Errors Happen, Here are Some Ways to Avoid Them

Doctor errors happen. That is a fact. Medicine isn’t the only occupation in which errors occur. There are mechanic errors, fast food errors, printing errors, etc… Every sort of work is going to have errors. Doctor errors, however, can have pretty significant, even life-threatening, consequences. We go to a doctor and expect that he or […]
Doctor Errors

Understanding Medical Malpractice (Infographic)

Understanding medical malpractice

Understanding medical malpractice and why it happens can be difficult. This post and infographic will hopefully help. When we go to a doctor or hospital, we put our faith in the ability of our doctors to provide us with a certain level of skilled health care. We do so because one of the most fundamental […]
Medical Malpractice

Doctor Errors, Bad Outcomes, and Medical Malpractice

Doctor Errors, Bad Outcomes, and Medical Malpractice

A bad outcome to a medical procedure is the last thing anyone plans on when going to the doctor.  After all, you go to the doctor to be healed. It is possible, however, that despite a doctor’s best efforts you won’t get better. If a doctor does the best job he or she can do […]
Doctor Errors

Helping Medical Malpractice Victims Overcome Guilt

Helping Medical Malpractice Victims Overcome Guilt

Victims of Medical Malpractice Often Need Help Overcoming Guilt When a client comes to talk to us about whether they should file a medical malpractice case or not, one of the greatest hurdles that we have to overcome right away is guilt. Surprisingly, when we talk to people about the fact that doctors were responsible […]
Medical Malpractice

Understanding Hospital Negligence

Understanding Hospital Negligence

No one goes to the hospital and thinks of it like staying at a hotel. There is always a risk of a bad outcome. When treatment at a hospital results in injury or death, victims or their families may question whether it was the result of hospital negligence (a form of medical malpractice). As complicated […]
Hospital Negligence

Identifying Common Doctor Errors

Identifying Common Doctor Errors

Complications and bad outcomes are always a possibility in medical treatment. When doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals fail to adhere to an established standard of care and that leads to injury, illness or death, it is a case of medical malpractice. Malpractice can take place at almost any stage of medical treatment — from […]
Medical Malpractice

How Do I Find a Good Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

How Do I Find a Good Medical Malpractice Lawyer

As a victim of medical malpractice, you may find yourself overwhelmed. Coping with the new reality you find yourself is difficult. Adding the complexity of a medical malpractice lawsuit may just feel like more than you can bear. Having a good lawyer on your side will make all the difference. So, how do you find […]
Medical Malpractice

Interrupted Nurses More Likely to Perform Medication Mistakes

A report published by the Archives of Internal Medicine in April of this year found that nurses who were interrupted while administering drugs have an increased risk of making medication errors. The report’s study, which was completed in two of major teaching hospitals by the University of Sydney, Australia, looked for both procedural and clinical […]

Study Finds Millions of Patients Suffer Adverse Drug Events Annually

Prescription drugs are meant to help and heal people, not harm and hurt them. When reactions to pharmaceutical drugs occur, whether from overdose or underdose, allergies, drug interactions, side effects or incorrect prescriptions, patients experience medication errors. According to recent study findings, millions of people, mainly elderly and highly medicated patients, seek treatment for adverse […]

Medication Errors in the ICU Contribute to Serious Infections

Vulnerable ICU patients are often receiving the wrong medicine or not the right amount. In fact, according to the Society of Critical Care Medicine, 80 percent of the serious medical errors reported in ICUs are medication errors – making medication errors in critical care units frequent and dangerous. Medication errors cause ICU patients to be […]

Electronic health records used to limit medication errors

When a person visits a doctor or emergency room, one of the first questions health care providers ask the patient is if he or she is taking any medications. This is important information for medical professionals, as this could potentially rule out other medications that can be prescribed to help treat an injury or illness. […]

Computer Technology Used to Make Delivery Rooms Safer

Having a new baby can be stressful for expectant parents, with nine months of preparation and worry. Perhaps even more stressful is the actual birth of the new child – not only for the parents, but also for the doctors, nurses and hospital staff delivering the baby. Medical staff in most hospitals today are overworked. […]

FDA could place new restrictions on Vicodin

Many people are aware of the dangers that opioid painkillers such as oxycodone pose to those who use them. People can easily become addicted to them or overdose on them, so the government regulates these medications heavily. For a long time, medical professionals did not view Vicodin, a mixture of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, to be […]

Is July a Bad Month to go to the Hospital?

Is July a Bad Month to go to the Hospital?

In the month of July, a new batch of first-year medical residents walks through the doors of academic hospitals around the country. Unfortunately, those same hospitals see the rate of medication errors rise exponentially, contributing to what has been dubbed “the July effect.” You may want to ask “is July a Bad Month to go to […]
Medication Errors + Patient Safety

Chicago doctors, hospital executives arrested for kickback scheme

Last week, the Chicago Tribune reported that several doctors and at least two hospital officials were arrested for being involved in an alleged kickback scheme at Sacred Heart Hospital. After the arrests were made, authorities reported that they had been investigating the hospital for three years. Authorities suspected that hospital officials and doctors were performing […]
Medication Errors

Ignoring alarms in hospitals leads to dozens of deaths every year

If you have been reading some of the recent posts on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog, you may have come to the conclusion that there are too many things that can go wrong when patients are receiving medical treatment in hospitals. Inadequate hospital policies may lead to serious and fatal incidents of hospital negligence, […]
Hospital Negligence

Nursing home fined for patient’s Coumadin-related injuries, death

When Chicago nursing home patients are prescribed Coumadin or warfarin, their nurses and other caretakers must be especially careful and attentive when administering the drug. Coumadin helps to prevent strokes and other complications from blood clotting problems. However, this drug can also be very harmful when it is not administered correctly. Not all patients respond […]
Nursing Home Neglect

Lawsuit: Clinic gave woman vitamins instead of birth control pills

While some medication errors may be life threatening, it seems others may be life giving. Demonstrating the importance of assuring patients in the U.S. are given correct medications, a medical clinic was named in a malpractice lawsuit after mistakenly giving a woman the wrong pills. The patient had gone to the clinic for birth control […]
Medication Errors

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