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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 […]

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 […]

Suits blame Chicago Sunrise facilities for resident mistreatment

The unadvertised need to sustain or improve finances is behind the caring motives promoted by long-term health care facilities. Added revenue can be used to improve services or line corporate pockets. A Chicago news investigator recently learned some local assisted-living facilities have broken rules that shortchange residents’ safety. The media report reviewed the problems in […]

Lawsuit likely in 57-year-old’s hospital wandering death

We often write about cases in which doctors, nurses and hospitals are found negligent in failing to provide adequate medical care to a patient. In some cases, however, mistakes that occur in a hospital setting that pose a threat to patient safety have nothing to do with an actual medical procedure. On Sep. 21 of […]

Inadequate staffing puts high-risk infants in more danger

A study that was recently published in an issue of JAMA-Pediatrics should prompt hospitals in Chicago and throughout the U.S. to make sure they have enough nurses on staff at all times to prevent serious or fatal injuries to patients, particularly newborn babies who are born weighing less than 3.25 pounds. According to the study, […]

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