Peter Rogan is finally doing the jail time he owes for crimes committed. He headed Edgewater Hospital during the time a massive cardiology scheme was carried out by Dr. Andrew Cubria. With the assent of the administration, Dr. Cubria performed hundreds of unnecessary catheterizations, one of which caused the death of our firm's client, Albert Okaro. The hospital administration paid Dr. Cubria for his unnecessary procedures that allowed the hospital to generate millions of fraudulent billings to Medicare and insurers.
Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd. is prosecuting a case against a Chicago-area doctor who continued to prescribe Reglan (metoclopramide) to a patient for more than four years. Unfortunately, our client developed tardive dyskinesia and dystonia due to the prolonged Reglan use, which has totally disabled him from working and his family's everyday life. The doctor failed to inform our client that the drug should not be taken for more than 12 weeks and that doing so results in a significant risk of tardive dyskinesia, a disabling movement disorder.
On Thursday afternoon, June 4, 2015, a 35-year-old man identified in court papers as "John Anonymous" reached a settlement of his case against Northwestern Faculty Foundation arising out of the destruction of the sperm he banked at Northwestern. The injured party was diagnosed in 2011 with testicular cancer and, on the advice of his doctors, banked sperm for future use since his cancer treatment would render him sterile. Unfortunately, Northwestern Faculty Foundation, the operator of the sperm storage business, stored all of John's samples in one tank and that tank failed in 2012. John's samples thawed and were rendered useless. Due to his cancer treatment, he is unable to conceive a child.
A woman has sued three doctors and a hospital in another state after misdiagnoses of her medical condition. Illinois patients may be interested in the details of the alleged medical malpractice by misdiagnoses. The incidents happened in 2012, and the lawsuit was filed this past April.
Changes to Illinois law could affect the amount that could be awarded in cases of hospital negligence. These changes are being considered by legislators and will be voted on in the future. However, in the meantime, victims of hospital negligence and other types of medical malpractice are stepping forward to discuss how their lives have changed since they or their loved ones suffered injuries.
When a doctor makes mistakes, it can alter the life of a patient for week, months or even years. Sometimes, this constitutes medical malpractice, which can be filed against a doctor or a medical facility that played a role in the mistake. Recently, a 52-year-old woman filed a suit against two Illinois doctors whose surgical mistakes put her in the position of needing full-time care for the rest of her life. As a result of two settlements, she will receive over $14 million.
Diagnosis errors often result in more injuries and sometimes death. Illinois patients and families who were affected by these types of mistakes often seek legal recourse for their damages. A doctor's office was ordered to pay a stroke victim over $7 million for failure to diagnose.
Hospital mistakes are often caused by lack of training and the negligence of doctors and medical staff. In Illinois, patients have been injured or have died each year due to hospital negligence. In a different state, a medical center reached a settlement to pay a man over $4 million.
Hospital negligence and other mistakes can cause injuries to patients. In some cases, the injuries are so severe that they're permanent or the patient dies. Illinois blog readers may be interested in learning about a hospital that is being sued by a woman whose teen was pronounced brain dead. She claims that hospital negligence is the reason why her daughter is in this condition.
A woman was injured after she underwent surgery. Illinois blog readers may be interested in reading about how surgical errors led this woman to file a lawsuit against her doctors. The amount the woman is seeking was not disclosed.