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November 2015 Archives

Cardiac catheterization and hospital negligence

Heart disease is a major health concern here in Illinois and across the United States. If it is suspected that a patient is suffering from heart disease or some other heart condition, a medical evaluation will be done to determine how well the heart is functioning. One of the tests that may be performed is called a cardiac catheterization. If this procedure is not performed correctly due to doctor and/or hospital negligence, the patient could suffer serious injury or even death.

Family says nursing negligence led to woman's death

Illinois residents go to emergency rooms when they are ill or injured in order to receive treatment. After being examined by a doctor, a course of treatment is often ordered. Usually, it is the job of the nursing staff to carry out the orders of the doctors. When mistakes are made in carrying out those orders, it might constitute nursing negligence.

Misdiagnoses of man's condition left him in agony for days

When Illinois patients go to an emergency room with a physical complaint, they expect doctors and other medical staff to diligently attempt to identify the problem so that it can be treated. When misdiagnoses occur, patients can end up suffering further pain and even permanent damage. In some cases, people have died because of diagnosis errors.

Parents allege hospital negligence in child's chemo treatment

When Illinois parents have a sick child, they are relying on medical professionals to correctly diagnose and treat their child. When something goes wrong, however, such as a medication error, the child's life is put into jeopardy. Parents would be within their rights to file a hospital negligence claim for the damage done and additional medical care that may be required to correct the mistake, along with other damages.

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