The family of a woman who lost her life due to lung cancer filed a lawsuit. Unfortunately, many people die each year in Illinois due to errors at a hospital. Reportedly, this woman’s condition continued to worsen due to hospital negligence by the doctor and radiologist. Recently, a jury awarded over $16 million to the woman’s daughter.
A mother filed a lawsuit against a hospital on behalf of her son, who suffers from cerebral palsy. The hospital reportedly waited too long to deliver the baby, which apparently caused him to suffer from brain damage. The jury reached a verdict in this hospital negligence case and awarded over $14 million. Illinois patients could learn from this case.
Hospital emergency rooms have been known to have long waiting times. These medical facilities in Illinois and throughout the United States have been criticized for the amount of time patients are stuck in waiting rooms. A 30-year-old man was in the waiting room for over eight hours when he died in the chair. The facility is being accused of hospital negligence.
A surgery error that occurred back in 2008 led to a lawsuit filed against a hospital. Mistakes can lead to a number of hospital negligence claims filed in Illinois and throughout our country. A woman filed a lawsuit claiming hospital negligence after a routine hernia procedure caused her colon to be punctured. She was left with injuries that are permanent, and recently, a jury awarded her $12 million.
Medical errors are the cause for many patient injuries. One of the biggest problems with these mistakes in Illinois is doctors, and their coworkers, not taking responsibility for their own actions. A hospital and a cardiologist are faced with a lawsuit filed by two patients for hospital negligence.
Many Illinois residents receive routine medical procedures every day. Few people expect complications as a result of these procedures. However, for a 6-year-old girl, possible surgical negligence during a routine tonsillectomy and apparent subsequent misdiagnoses nearly killed her.
A birth control drug called Yasmin has come to the forefront as being a dangerous drug. A hospital negligence suit was filed against a doctor -- and the medical center which referred the woman to that physician -- after a woman suffered a stroke and ended up wheelchair bound. An Illinois jury rendered its decision and ordered the physician to pay $14 million.
Receiving outpatient care is an incredibly common thing. Every year, around 80 percent of America's adult population receives medical care in an outpatient setting, such as a doctor's office.
Recently, in another state, a man has accused a doctor of having made a rather major mistake during a surgery.
The results can be disastrous when a hospital or medical professionals act improperly when it comes to treating a patient's medical condition; a patient can sometimes even lose their life as a result of such negligent conduct.