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Nursing homes in U.S. still need improvement, study suggests

Though most facilities have improved over the past three years in the U.S., the quality of nursing home care still continues to be a reported problem in more than 560 nursing homes in the country. Poor quality of care at these facilities can lead to nursing home negligence, causing Illinois patients and other patients in […]
Nursing Home Care

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 […]
Nursing Negligence

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 […]
Nursing Negligence

Illinois doctor sued dozens of times is still treating patients

After being sued more than a dozen times for medical malpractice, an Illinois doctor is still able to treat patients. What is even more concerning to some is that an online database created by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation has yet to update its public files with some of the doctor’smedical malpractice settlements. The […]
Doctor Errors

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 […]
Nursing Negligence

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 […]
Wrongful Death

Family sues hospital for mistakenly giving man execution drug

Our Illinois medical professionals are held to the highest standards in order to provide the best care for each patient on a daily basis. But when hospitals, doctors and nurses fail to follow the standard of care, they are prone to making serious, if not fatal mistakes when it comes to treating or diagnosing a […]
Wrongful Death

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 […]
Medication Errors

Should Illinois nursing homes install cameras in rooms?

Choosing the right nursing home for a loved one can be a very difficult decision for Illinois families to make. With numerous cases of nursing home abuse and neglect that are reported each year, many worry that their loved ones may be subjected to similar incidents of abuse or suffer a wrongful death due to […]
Wrongful Death

Woman’s death prompts Chicago hospital to focus on safety

When it was discovered that a patient at University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago had died after a series of medical errors, the hospital and the victim’s family made a promise to focus on improving the safety of patients. Since the woman’s wrongful death in 2008, efforts have been made to change policies at […]
Hospital Negligence

Court finds in favor of Illinois doctor in wrongful death suit

A patient’s symptoms may not always be easy to diagnose, but doctors are trained to determine all of the different factors that could be causing a patient’s symptoms in order to properly rule out any life-threatening diseases or illnesses. If a doctor fails to consider all of the different factors that could be affecting one’s […]

New reporting system may cut down on medical errors

A new program at Johns Hopkins, one of the foremost medical centers in the country, is showing promise in reducing the number of errors made by medical professionals. Medical mistakes injure thousands of people each year and can cause birth injuries, failures in diagnoses and other dangerous errors, so clearly, anything that can be done […]
Medical Error

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