Illinois residents suffering from an illness, injury or other ailment go to the hospital expecting to leave in better condition than when they arrived. A lot of faith is placed in the doctors and other medical staff to diagnose and treat whatever ails them. Few expect that going to the hospital will involve an element of unnecessary risk, or that patients could become the victim of hospital negligence.
When a child is born at an Illinois hospital, it is vital for the hospital and its staff to act properly in relation to post-birth care. If a hospital and its staff are negligent in the providing of post-birth care, it can result in infants getting seriously hurt. Some examples of negligence that sometimes occurs in connection to post-birth care at hospitals are: failure to properly evaluate an infant's condition, failure to properly diagnose problems an infant is experiencing and failure to provide proper treatment to an infant.
Individuals here in Illinois sometimes receive nursing care from a home health care agency. One of the types of care such agencies sometimes provide is wound care. It is incredibly important for home health care agencies and their nurses to not act negligently when it comes to such care. Improper wound care can cause substantial harm.
A wrongful death case has recently come up here in Illinois involving an alleged medication error.