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December 2013 Archives

Delivery mistakes could lead to serious Illinois birth injuries

The birth of a child can be an exciting event for many Illinois couples who have longed to become parents. They typically put their trust in doctors and other medical professionals to help reduce the risk of complications occurring during pregnancy and delivery. If delivery mistakes occur, an infant and the mother could suffer serious harm that can result in lasting problems for the injured parties.

Medical malpractice lawsuit brought over IV incident

Managing a patient's IV may seem like one of the simpler tasks that can come before a medical professional. However, just because a medical task seems simple doesn't mean that bad things can't happen when it is done improperly. When a nurse, doctor or other medical care provider acts negligently in connection to the administering or monitoring of an IV, patients can suffer greatly. Thus, when it comes to IV-related care, it is very important for medical providers here in Illinois to conduct themselves in a proper manner. Deviations from the proper standard of care in the context of IV's or any other medical context are something that no patient should ever have to face.

Illinois lawsuit accuses doctors of fatal surgical negligence

There are many different aspects of a surgery where, if proper care isn't exercised, serious errors can occur. One such aspect is the in-surgery identification of what specific part of the patient's body the surgery is supposed to be performed on. Such identification seems like it would be an incredibly basic thing that would never be done incorrectly. However, surgeons do sometimes make mistakes regarding it and accidentally perform a surgery on the wrong part of a patient. When a doctor makes an error regarding what part of a patient a surgery is performed on, it can have catastrophic consequences for the patient. Such mistakes sometimes even turn out to be deadly. Thus, one hopes that all doctors make sure to exercise appropriate care when it comes to identifying the correct surgical site during a surgery.

Class-action suit claims hospital negligence in tuberculosis case

Illinois residents typically expect hospitals to be places for treating illnesses, not places for contracting them. However, if a patient with a potentially deadly infectious illness is not property diagnosed, how many people are put at risk? That is the issue that prompted a recent class-action lawsuit against an out-of-state hospital. The plaintiffs argue that hospital negligence caused other patients, staff members, volunteers and visitors to be exposed to tuberculosis.

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