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Parents blame Illinois hospital for baby’s death before birth

As we mentioned last week on our Joliet medical malpractice law blog, inadequate medical care could quickly result in tragedy. When it comes to treating pregnant women and their unborn babies, inadequate medical care could result in permanent or fatal injuries, turning what should be one of the happiest moments of one’s life into one […]
Birth Injuries

Newborn dies after nurses fail to respond to mother’s needs

First-time parents experience first-time joys. Yet, becoming a mother sometimes involves complications, and many new mothers must rely on hospital staff for help during the first 24-48 hours after giving birth. Unfortunately, hospital staff might not always provide the desired or necessary care in a timely manner, which could result in tragedy. This was the […]
Wrongful Death

Medical malpractice contributes to crash victim’s fatal injuries

When Will County residents are involved in serious motor vehicle accidents, they may require immediate medical treatment in order to prevent their injuries from causing permanent damage. If not diagnosed or treated properly, brain injuries sustained in a car wreck could lead to numerous problems, including permanent brain damage. This type of damage could result […]
Brain Injuries

Illinois teen dies from root canal surgery, dental chain sued

In February 2011, an Illinois teen underwent a routine root canal surgery at a dentist office in Blue Island after losing a tooth filling. Several days after the operation, the teen died. He was only 17. Last month, it was reported that a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the victim. After […]
Wrongful Death

Lawsuit claims Joliet resident died from medication error

Two years ago, a Joliet resident had been taken to a local hospital after she began to experience chest pain. Medical professionals treated and monitored the 24-year-old woman for two days before discharging the patient. After the hospital discharged the patient, the woman was sent to a nursing home in Wilmington. Two days later, the […]
Medication Errors

Child infections can be deadly when doctors ignore warning signs

When doctors misdiagnose a patient’s symptoms, the patient’s condition and symptoms are usually prolonged. In worst case scenarios, a wrongful death can result from a misdiagnosis, as was the case with a 12-year-old boy whose sepsis symptoms went undiagnosed by his family physician and an emergency room staff earlier this year. The boy cut his […]

Hospital failed to diagnose and treat Illinois woman’s bed sores

Bed sores are preventable in many cases and when caught early on by medical professionals, bed sores can be treated without causing patients to suffer life-threatening complications. But when patients do not receive adequate medical treatment in Will County nursing homes and other medical facilities throughout the state of Illinois, patients are at risk of […]
Wrongful Death

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. […]
Wrongful Death

Study: Sharing notes leads to better patient outcomes

Last week on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog, we had mentioned that clear communication between doctors and their patients may help to reduce medical errors and prevent serious injuries, including a wrongful death. New information from research confirms this belief. A recent study shows that physicians who share their notes with patients generally experience […]
Wrongful Death

Families deserve to hold doctors accountable for tragic mistakes

Some Joliet residents might not understand why it is necessary for some victims of medical malpractice to be awarded a significant amount of money for damages. Perhaps a recent lawsuit filed by a couple in Missouri will help clarify the importance of taking legal action after a patient and family has been severely wronged by […]
Birth Injuries

Illinois doctor failed to diagnose patient’s cancer for over a year

Earlier this month on our Joliet medical malpractice law blog, we had mentioned that a doctor’s failure to diagnose a patient’s illness or chronic health problem can be traumatizing for patients and their families. Not only does a misdiagnosis possibly prevent patients from receiving life-saving treatment, a misdiagnosis also causes families to incur unnecessary medical […]
Failure to Diagnose

Paramedics did not treat pregnant woman quickly enough, family says

Paramedics and EMTs in Will County and throughout the entire state of Illinois are responsible for saving hundreds of lives every year. But like doctors and nurses, these professionals are also vulnerable to making serious and fatal mistakes whenever they deviate from the standard of care. Last week, a 24-year-old woman died while she was […]
Wrongful Death

Medical center under fire after patient dies in lobby

A family recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a U.S. hospital after their loved one died in the facility’s waiting room over the summer. According to the wrongful death lawsuit, which was filed earlier this month, staff at the hospital did not even notice that the man had died until the following morning. Even […]
Wrongful Death

Doctor blames nurse for child’s overdose after dental procedure

In December 2009, a 22-month-old boy died from complications after a dental procedure. When the dental procedure was performed, everything seemed to be going well. But hours after the child was sent home, he suddenly stopped breathing. The child was put on life support, but when two weeks passed without any brain activity, the child […]
Medication Errors

Doctor not liable for fatal crash caused by patient, jury says

Patients who suffer from serious or chronic medical conditions expect to be monitored and cared for by Will County physicians who properly diagnose conditions and illnesses, prescribe necessary medications that control symptoms and provide other assistance. However, after something tragic happens as a result of a patient’s illness, patients and their families might feel as […]
Wrongful Death

Patient died after Illinois doctor prescribed powerful opiate

Many Chicago patients benefit from prescription medications. Some need to take medications on a daily basis to control their blood pressure or diabetes. Other people might use prescription drugs only when they can no longer bear dealing with allergies or a minor illness. Whether one’s symptoms are life-threatening or minor, doctors must always take caution […]
Medication Errors

Cleanliness should be a priority at all Illinois hospitals

Patients in Chicago may want to think twice about the sanitary conditions their hospital, nursing home, or doctor’s office claims to keep. Recent reports and statistics on serious hospital infections suggest that our nation’s medical facilities are not as sanitary as they should be in order to protect the safety of patients. Just last year, […]
Wrongful Death

Cook County lawsuit says hospital failed to stop woman’s bleeding

Last month, a woman’s 24-year-old daughter died after a surgical procedure at an Illinois hospital. This week, the woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital and Planned Parenthood in Cook County for their roles in her daughter’s death. On July 20, the woman’s daughter went to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago to […]
Hospital Negligence

Illinois surgery patient died from preventable choking injuries

In Joliet and throughout the entire state of Illinois, medical professionals have a duty to provide quality care to all patients. This is often referred to as the “standard of care.” When doctors do provide quality care, patients may still suffer complications or fatal injuries. But when a medical professional deviates from the standard of […]
Wrongful Death

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