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June 2017 Archives

Failure to diagnose leads to unnecessary surgery

Being given a diagnosis of breast cancer would be traumatic for an Illinois resident to experience. Surgery to remove the breast is often a step in the treatment process for the disease. Recovery from the surgery would understandably bring both physical and emotional struggles.  However, discovering that the surgery was unnecessary would be devastating for a person to hear. A recent situation where the failure to diagnose a condition properly has led to a malpractice suit against a hospital in another state.

Surgical errors lead to additional surgery; 2 deaths reported

Physicians in Illinois and across the country perform surgeries every day at hospitals and medical centers. Many of the procedures are scheduled for specific times, while others may be performed in an emergency, unplanned situation. Whatever the circumstance, patients and their families expect to receive a certain standard of care at a sufficiently staffed facility. A recent investigation conducted at a medical center in another state has determined that surgical errors occurred there due to the facility's inadequate staffing.

Woman claims illness due to hospital negligence

Many Illinois residents and others around the nation have undergone open heart surgery through the years. Though a major operation, the surgery is performed with great success and offers a promising prognosis to many. However, complications can arise after surgery that can cause serious problems for patients. A lawsuit was recently filed by a woman who claims her problems after surgery arose due in part to hospital negligence.

In The News - 2 Tazewell County Wrongful Death Cases

A recent article in the Pekin Daily Times about the upcoming retirement of Associate Judge Richard McCoy features a discussion of its effect on the two high-profile wrongful death cases pending in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court for Tazewell County, Illinois.  Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd. represents the plaintiffs in both these lawsuits.   

Pfaff, Gill & Ports Sponsors DMSF's 28th Annual Golf Classic

Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd. is very proud to continue its support of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund and the Fund's 28th Annual Golf Classic.  This year's event held on Monday, June 5th raised $1.7 million in one day to help deserving Chicago 8th graders attend private college-preparatory high schools throughout the country. 

Failure to diagnose leads to $70 million verdict

The birth of a child is miraculous moment for Illinois families and others around the nation. Many tests are conducted shortly after the birth to evaluate a newborn's condition. Examinations and additional tests are also common throughout a child's life. Unfortunately, a failure to diagnose an issue in a child can result in delays and complications. A family in another state filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after experiencing this devastation.

Facility faces 2 separate lawsuits claiming hospital negligence

Making the decision for a loved one to live in a nursing home is often difficult for family members in Illinois and across the country. A level of trust is placed in the facility and its caregivers that the patient's needs will be met. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. One facility's alleged failure to provide reasonable care to its patients in another state has led to two separate lawsuits against it, both based upon claims of hospital negligence.

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