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Lawsuit alleges surgical negligence results in injury, death

Chicago doctors, surgeons and all other types of health care professionals communicate via medical records and charts. This is important to ensure that all have up-to-date information about new developments in patients' health conditions as well as any medications they may be taking. A recent case of alleged surgical negligence in a neighboring state serves to illustrate just how crucial this can be, as failing to do so reportedly resulted in a patient's death.

Woman claims newborn died as result of hospital negligence

Giving birth should be one of the most joyous occasions for Illinois families and others around the country. If something catastrophic should happen and a newborn baby dies, the parents would be understandably devastated. The tragedy would be compounded if a family believed that the baby's death occurred because of hospital negligence. Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit against a medical center and a nurse employed there for actions she claims led to her son's death.

Failure to diagnose leads to lawsuit against hospital, physician

Many Illinois residents and others around the nation have accidents that require them to go to the emergency room for treatment. Physicians and other medical personnel provide care and perform procedures as necessary, depending on the diagnosis. Patients expect a certain level of care and assume that their condition will improve after receiving treatment. This was not the case for a man in another state. He recently filed a lawsuit against those he holds responsible for the failure to diagnose a condition he had.

Physician burnout can lead to surgical errors

Burnout can be a common complaint for many workers in Illinois and all around the country, regardless of the occupation. Stress and exhaustion on the job can lead to a loss of focus and possible mistakes. For the majority of jobs, an error may cause delays or monetary losses. However, in the medical profession, surgical errors can lead to serious injury or even death. Leaders at a recent industry event discussed ways to help physicians avoid and recover from burnout.

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