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7 Steps to Give Proper Informed Consent

Giving Informed Consent

One thing you can always count on during a trip to the doctor’s office is signing some paperwork.  There will probably be an intake document that provides or confirms your information. It should also disclose the reason for your visit. You will also likely have a form explaining your HIPPA rights. Also among the forms you receive, […]

Do doctors get enough training before performing robotic surgery?

Last month on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog, we had mentioned that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking doctors to take part in a survey regarding a newer medical device that is gaining popularity in hospitals in Illinois and throughout the country. The FDA wants to learn more about how surgeons are […]

Surgical error causes Illinois woman to endure months of pain

As we have mentioned before on our Joliet medical malpractice law blog, a misdiagnosis or failing to diagnose a patient’s illness, disorder or injury can result in serious complications. Sometimes patients suffer a wrongful death due to a missed diagnosis because they are prevented from receiving life-saving treatment. Others might be forced to endure weeks […]

Safety checks always needed for routine surgeries like liposuction

Hundreds of people in Illinois choose to undergo liposuction each year and expect the procedure to be safe and effective since it is such a common procedure in the U.S. However, a number of medical malpractice cases are rising following liposuction procedures, which means patients might want to think twice before going under the knife. […]

Drinking problems may be impairing some surgeons

Patients undergoing surgery in the Chicago area may understandably be nervous about the outcome of the procedure. Any surgical error or poor quality of care could suddenly lead to a serious injury orwrongful death. While patients and their families would like to believe that all doctors are highly skilled and take every precaution necessary to […]

Patient dies while having wisdom teeth removed, parents sue

Illinois patients may understand that there are many risks involved whenever an individual undergoes surgery. But when patients undergo a surgery that is commonly performed in Chicago and throughout the entire nation, such as having one’s wisdom teeth removed, patients may assume that there is little risk of anything going wrong during or after the […]

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