A hospital is involved in a legal entanglement with a former patient's wife. The husband died while in the hospital's care, and his surviving wife filed a lawsuit claiming hospital negligence. Illinois residents in similar circumstances may have the right to pursue legal action against any parties deemed negligent.
Nurses are some of the most hard-working individuals in our society. They work long hours on their feet each day, ensuring that their patients are well cared for. However, this does not mean that they are incapable of making a mistake, or of behaving negligently. Nurses often have extended contact with patients, meaning that nursing errors can have serious consequences for patients. Here at Pfaff Gill & Ports LTD, we have worked with numerous Illinois families who have been harmed by this type of medical malpractice.
Well-known comedian, Joan Rivers, went into cardiac arrest while undergoing surgery at an outpatient clinic. Many Illinois fans have learned that Rivers recently passed away after being pulled off of life support. Now, her daughter may be filing a medical malpractice suit due to alleged surgical errors.
Many Illinois residents know that negligence can lead to serious repercussions no matter what area the neglect occurred in. Hospital negligence is an especially unfortunate situation as many individuals put their trust in medical professionals in order to care for their health. If a hospital neglects the care of a patient, the patient could become more ill or suffer a serious injury. Should a party believe that such negligence played a role in a negative outcome, he or she may wish to consider legal action.