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October 2014 Archives

Seneca Nursing home settles nursing negligence suit

Seneca nursing home was sued by the family of an 87-year-old patient. Illinois blog readers may be interested in learning about this wrongful death claim that resulted in a settlement. The family of the patient claimed that her death was brought on by nursing negligence.

Nursing home sued for nursing negligence

Genesis Healthcare and other subsidiaries have been faced with a lawsuit. Residents in Illinois who have family members in nursing homes may be interested to learn about a lawsuit that was filed in another state. A woman filed a lawsuit after her family member's death, and she claims that it was a result of nursing negligence.  

Surgical errors known as "never events" quantified in study

When Illinois patients have to undergo surgery, they trust that those in the operating room will perform the procedure to the best of their abilities. Unfortunately, surgeries do not always go as planned, and surgical errors can result in serious harm to patients. Some of these errors should not occur for any reason and are often called "never events" by industry professionals. A recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins examined the rates of "never events," and the results may be shocking to some.

Woman sues for surgical errors that led to husband's death

A woman filed a lawsuit against a hospital for an incident that happened during her husband's surgery. Surgical errors seem to have become more prevalent in Illinois and throughout our country. The woman claims that the hospital medical staff left a sponge inside of her husband, which led to a serious infection and ultimately his death.

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