Negligence can cause many terrible outcomes to befall innocent individuals. Hospital negligence in particular can be especially tragic as medical mistakes can easily lead to the deaths of patients. If Illinois residents have lost loved ones due to such errors, they may wish to look into their legal options for filing medical malpractice claims.
Being negatively affected by the actions of a medical professional can leave many individuals with serious issues. Illinois residents may be interested in a case of hospital negligence that resulted in a woman being considered legally blind. The woman had a form of macular degeneration, and she went to a physician for treatment.
Some individuals who have suffered at the hands of medical professionals may feel at a loss as to how to handle their predicament. However, in many cases, individuals who have been the victims of surgical negligence and faced additional hardships may be able to take legal action. Medical malpractice claims could potentially help negatively affected patients seek justice.
We are currently prosecuting a case against Osco for negligently failing to warn a patient and the prescribing doctor that the drug Reglan should not be taken for more than 12 weeks "except in rare cases." The doctor prescribed and the pharmacy dispensed Reglan to our client for more than 6 years. He acquired a disabling movement disorder, tardive dyskinesia, from taking Reglan. That side effect is exactly the reason why the FDA required Reglan's manufacturer to place a black box warning about not taking the drug for more than 12 weeks on the package insert beginning in 2009. The package insert went only to the pharmacy; the patient did not receive the package insert, nor did the doctor. We expect to try the case in 2017.
Filing a medical malpractice claim may be a wise step for individuals who have been negatively affected by the mistakes of medical professionals. If a negligent surgeon causes serious or permanent damage to a patient, the effects of those mistakes could cause substantial hardships. Illinois residents may be interested in such a case that recently reached a ruling in another state.