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Illinois doctor’s license suspended over patient’s wrongful death

According to reports, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has finally decided to suspend the license of a doctor who was responsible for making fatal mistakes when treating one of his patients in 2007. State officials had been asked over a year ago to revoke the doctor’s license. However, the doctor has since […]
Wrongful Death

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 […]
Wrongful Death

Lawsuit: Teen died from oxygen deprivation during dental procedure

Chicago patients may feel some pain and discomfort for a few days after getting their wisdom teeth pulled. Fortunately, the recovery from this surgery is fairly quick, and many teens and young adults experience no complications after the surgery. But for one teen, a routine wisdom teeth surgery resulted in a severe brain injury. The […]
Brain Injuries

Family says Illinois nursing home did not follow safety laws

There are many things Illinois families worry about when choosing a nursing home or long-term care facility for their loved ones. Families are concerned about the safety of their loved ones. They want to make sure their loved ones will continue to receive the medical treatment they need, and they also want to make sure […]
Wrongful Death

Woman’s healthy pregnancy mistaken for cancer, lawsuit claims

Medical malpractice committed by Chicago doctors, hospitals or nurses may result in minor or temporary injuries. Fortunately, victims may be able to recover compensation for their medical expenses, suffering and lost wages, which may allow victims to move on with their lives and forgive medical professionals for their mistakes. But when medical malpractice results in […]
Pregnancy-Related Injuries

High dose of drug caused Illinois patient’s fatal heart attack

Too much of a medication may be very harmful to patients in Chicago. Patients may either suffer life-threatening health problems or fatal injuries when their bodies are forced to process too much of a medication. In some cases, patients may be responsible for their own overdose injuries if they mistakenly take an extra pill. But […]
Medication Errors

Illinois nursing home sued after patient freezes to death

It has been over a year now since an Illinois nursing home resident wandered outside of her facility and froze to death. The woman’s family announced last month that they are pursuing a wrongful deathlawsuit against the McHenry nursing home. The family says the nursing home had promised to provide 24-hour security for residents. However, […]
Wrongful Death

$2.4M award upheld in medical malpractice, missing ovary case

In 2008, a 59-year-old woman had died after losing her battle with ovarian cancer. Although patients in Illinois and throughout the entire world die from cancer every year, the woman’s husband claimed that her death could have been avoided. The woman’s husband pursued a wrongful death lawsuit against his wife’s doctor. In April 2011, the […]
Wrongful Death

Wrongful death lawsuit blames Illinois nursing home for overdose

A wrongful death claim against an Illinois nursing home may finally be resolved this month. According to reports, the case was scheduled to go to trial this week. The wrongful death claim was filed against the nursing home in 2007 after a resident died from a medication overdose. The administrator of the deceased resident’s estate […]
Wrongful Death

Family to be compensated for patient’s death at Illinois nursing home

After spending the last four years pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit against a nursing home in Illinois, a woman’s family will finally be compensated for their pain and suffering. The woman’s family argued that the patient’s nursing home was responsible for her death because staff failed to take measures to prevent the patient from developing […]
Wrongful Death

Cook County medical center named in surgical error lawsuit

Chicago patients who undergo surgical procedures need to be thoroughly monitored before, during and after surgery. Complications from surgery cannot always be avoided, but doctors may be able to prevent complications from causing serious or fatal injuries when they detect and address any problems right away. Unfortunately, when hospital workers and doctors deviate from the […]
Surgical Errors

Hospital criticized for how it defended wrongful death case

One medical negligence case that has recently received a lot of public attention involves a woman and her unborn twin babies who all died after the pregnant woman suffered a pulmonary embolism in 2006. Although nothing may have been done to prevent the woman’s death, doctors may have been able to save the woman’s babies […]
Wrongful Death

Hospital patient dies after receiving delayed treatment for fall

Joliet families understand that as their loved ones age and begin to suffer multiple health problems, the days they have left with their loved ones may be numbered. However, families also understand that their loved ones may live longer when their health conditions are properly monitored and treated. When hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and nursing […]
Wrongful Death

Boy dies from anesthesia-related complications

Last fall, a father took his 10-year-old son to the dentist for a tooth filling. To perform the procedure, workers at the office said that they needed to give the boy gas, nitrous oxide, in order to make sure he remained calm during the procedure. The boy’s father informed workers that his son had Treacher-Collins […]
Wrongful Death

Chicago hospital, Planned Parenthood sued again for woman’s death

Last August, we had mentioned on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog that a woman had filed a lawsuit against a local hospital and Planned Parenthood of Illinois for their roles in her daughter’swrongful death. The lawsuit, which was filed in Cook County Circuit Court, stated that the woman’s daughter had died from severe bleeding […]
Surgical Errors

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