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Illinois patients may suffer regarding any failure to diagnose

It is common for individuals to seek medical attention when they feel that something may be wrong with their health. They often rely on medical professionals to determine what the issue might be and subsequently treat it, as necessary. However, failure to diagnose a problem could lead to Illinois residents facing additional negative effects. 

Did hospital negligence lead the death of a new mother?

The surviving family members of a 25-year-old woman and the hospital they are suing do not agree on what caused her death, but they do agree on at least a couple of facts. The first is that the woman gave birth one day in June 2012, and the second is that she was dead approximately two days later. After that, as would be the case here in Illinois, the jury presiding over the case will need to decide whether hospital negligence did, in fact, lead to this woman's death.

Surgical errors could leave Illinois residents missing organs

Relying on medical professionals to carry out the correct procedures is an action that all patients must do. Unfortunately, these professionals could make mistakes that leave patients seriously affected. Illinois residents may be interested in a situation in which surgical errors resulted in a patient unnecessarily having a kidney removed. 

Hospital errors can be caused by inadequate communication

Communication is a fundamental part of every patient's treatment. If doctors and nurses here in Illinois or elsewhere fail to work together and adequately communicate, it could put a patient's life at risk. When hospital errors occur, it might be beneficial to ascertain whether the appropriate information was passed from doctor to nurse, or vice versa, in a reasonable amount of time.

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