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January 2017 Archives

Nursing negligence when new on the job

In every new job, a person is bound to make mistakes. However, in the medical profession, those mistakes could have deadly consequences. Since nurses in Chicago are often responsible for the routine care of patients, they must be particularly careful to avoid errors. This may be difficult when a nurse is new on the job, nervous and perhaps unused to the long, demanding hours. Nevertheless, careful attention to detail may help new nurses avoid mistakes that could lead to nursing negligence claims.

Doctors' failure to diagnose teen illness leads to tragedy

A parent's worst nightmare is watching a child grow sicker and sicker. Parents in Illinois may try home remedies or over-the-counter medication at first. When the symptoms do not improve, a visit to the doctor may be warranted. If the condition becomes worse, the parents may feel a trip to the emergency room is the next step. After taking these steps, a doctor's failure to diagnose the problem may be frustrating and terrifying.

Delivery mistakes may warrant legal action in Illinois

Many Illinois parents-to-be anticipate the arrivals of their little ones with great excitement. Though some apprehension is normal, most deliveries go smoothly for many parents. However, there is a chance that delivery mistakes could be made, and parents could find themselves facing uncertainty as their infants suffer serious or even fatal injuries as a result.

Memo from Bruce R. Pfaff

After recent unhappy hospital experiences with a family member and reviewing a wonderful article by Sumathi Reddy in The Wall Street Journal January 10, 2017, I have some thoughts on obtaining good medical care and protecting family members who are being treated.

Hospital negligence, child death may warrant legal action

Though going to the hospital and undergoing medical procedures is often done in hopes of getting better from ailments, not everyone successfully recovers. In some cases, death may occur due to medical errors or hospital negligence. These instances can often lead to devastation to the surviving families, and many families wish to pursue legal action in order to address their situations.

Failure to diagnose ailments could lead to wrongful death

Illinois residents may be interested in a medical malpractice case currently underway in another state. Reports indicated that the case involves parents whose 10-year-old son died after the failure to diagnose his ailment reportedly resulted in his being prematurely discharged from the emergency room. The parents had taken the boy to the hospital after he was having difficulty breathing and did not response to treatments provided by his pediatrician.

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