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June 2014 Archives

Employees convicted of nursing negligence

Residents in Illinois who have family members in nursing homes may be interested in a lawsuit that was filed in another state. Nine employees of the nursing home have recently been indicted, possibly for nursing negligence. Seven of these employees were indicted in connection to the death of a 72-year-old woman. They were also accused of a cover-up.

How hospital negligence in Illinois can cause brain damage

A mother filed a lawsuit against a hospital on behalf of her son, who suffers from cerebral palsy. The hospital reportedly waited too long to deliver the baby, which apparently caused him to suffer from brain damage. The jury reached a verdict in this hospital negligence case and awarded over $14 million. Illinois patients could learn from this case.

Hospital negligence for long wait times in Illinois?

Hospital emergency rooms have been known to have long waiting times. These medical facilities in Illinois and throughout the United States have been criticized for the amount of time patients are stuck in waiting rooms. A 30-year-old man was in the waiting room for over eight hours when he died in the chair. The facility is being accused of hospital negligence.

Hospital negligence can affect Illinois doctors

A surgery error that occurred back in 2008 led to a lawsuit filed against a hospital. Mistakes can lead to a number of hospital negligence claims filed in Illinois and throughout our country. A woman filed a lawsuit claiming hospital negligence after a routine hernia procedure caused her colon to be punctured. She was left with injuries that are permanent, and recently, a jury awarded her $12 million.

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