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December 2015 Archives

Patient claims surgical errors led to additional surgeries

An Illinois man underwent surgery to have his gallbladder removed back in Sept. 2015. Afterward, it became clear to him that some surgical errors had occurred because he was in serious physical pain and required further medical treatment. Therefore, he filed a medical malpractice suit against the surgeon and others.

Man says doctor and hospital negligence caused hearing loss

When Illinois residents go to the emergency room in pain, they most likely expect doctors to figure out what is causing it and recommend a course of treatment or procedure to rectify the problem. When a procedure is not done properly, a patient can suffer irreparable damage. Patients are entitled to receive a certain standard of care, but mistakes can happen due to doctor and hospital negligence.

Hospital negligence case filed after unattended baby fell 3 feet

An out-of-state mother had a baby that was born two months premature. Even so, like many in Illinois, she was happy to be a mother. Unfortunately, her baby suffered a fractured skull and some bruising while in the care of the staff at the hospital where her daughter was born. She subsequently filed a hospital negligence claim.

Surgical mistakes are a risk during organ transplants

Illinois readers may not be aware that the first organ transplant in the United States took place in 1954. Since that time, medical advancements have been made in this medical specialty, and now numerous organs can be transplanted. Thousands of lives are saved each year despite the risks involved in these complex surgical procedures. However, surgical mistakes can put the lives of patients needing new organs in jeopardy.

$300,000 awarded to family of nursing negligence victim

Illinois readers may already be aware that bedsores are a serious issue for people who are bedridden, such as the elderly -- especially after an injury. Mobility is important to prevent bed sores (also called pressure sores). If a patient is unable to move on his or her own, the nursing staff is often tasked with ensuring he or she is repositioned and rolled in order to prevent injury. When a patient develops bed sores due to nursing negligence, a medical malpractice claim may be in order.

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