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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 […]

Ruling could prompt more malpractice suits for emotional distress

In Illinois, patients and loved ones of individuals who have suffered serious health complications, injuries or death as a result of a medical professional’s negligence may choose to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor in order to receive compensation and justice for one’s physical injuries or loss of life. It is not uncommon […]

Preventable birth injuries in U.S. can cause permanent damage

Medical professionals in Illinois deliver healthy, beautiful babies every day. But as we have discussed before on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog, doctors and nurses risk making serious mistakes that could cause babies to suffer permanent injuries if they become too comfortable with guiding women through pregnancy, labor and birth. According to statistics, about […]

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 […]

Mother settles lawsuit with nursing home over daughter’s death

As parents begin to age or siblings with severe disabilities begin to require constant care and medical treatment, some Chicago families may choose to put their loved ones in nursing homes where they trust that their loved ones will receive the attention that is needed to survive. Choosing the right nursing home in Illinois can […]

Low staffing at nursing homes can lead to nursing negligence

Poor patient care, injuries and even wrongful death can result from nursing negligence in any Illinois nursing home. But could negligence in our nation’s nursing homes be minimized simply by making sure that facilities are properly staffed? According to a recent analysis, the answer may be yes. An analysis of the quality of care at […]

Nursing home makes improvements after finding maggots on patient

After discovering maggots in a patient’s catheter, a nursing home was placed on a federal agency’s list for providing less than satisfactory care to patients. Since the incident in September, inspectors have noted that the nursing home has been making improvements in the quality of care that is being provided to patients. The incident has […]

Family of medical malpractice victim wins lawsuit

Medication errors are a common form of medical malpractice in Illinois and throughout the entire U.S. Drugs are prescribed to countless individuals every day, but when patients are given the wrong medication or are not properly monitored while taking a variety of medications, a patient could suffer serious complications or a fatal reaction to the […]

Hospital held responsible for man’s wrongful death after fall

Patients can be at risk of suffering brain injuries in a number of ways when they are in a hospital to undergo surgery. One of the most common causes of brain injury is trauma which, unfortunately can be caused by medical malpractice, failure to ensure adequate care, or even preventable accidents, such as a fall. […]

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 […]

Dr. Conrad Murray found guilty of negligence in Jackson’s death

After only a week since prosecutors wrapped up the questioning of several witnesses in the case of Dr. Conrad Murray, a jury announced Monday that Michael Jackson’s physician has been found guilty of negligence and of ultimately causing the death of the world renowned pop star. As we previously discussed last week on our Chicago […]

Family to receive $10 million settlement in ER negligence case

Many Illinois parents may agree that it can be heartbreaking to see a young child suffer from an illness, even if the child only has a cold or the flu. Young children often do not know how to explain what hurts or how they are feeling, but a parent can easily tell when their child […]

Expert says Jackson’s doctor failed to follow standard of care

The world was shocked on June 25, 2009, after learning about the tragic death of Michael Jackson. Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson’s doctor and friend, has since been accused of causing Jackson’s death after the physician allegedly violated numerous medical practices while caring for the singer. This week marked the beginning of the sixth week of […]

Jury awards $144 million for care of child injured during birth

The birth of a child is often one of the most joyful moments of a parent’s life. However, without proper medical care and attention, the birth of a child could go horribly wrong and cause permanent injury. Recently, a jury awarded $144 million in a lawsuit against a hospital and doctor for a birth injury […]

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 […]

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