A woman was injured during a surgery. The doctor who performed the surgery is now facing a lawsuit after he was accused of hospital negligence. Regrettably, a number of Illinois patients are injured on a yearly basis in such a manner.
Hospital negligence and other mistakes made by medical staff members can cause patients to suffer from serious injuries. Sadly, many patients never fully recover from those injuries caused by hospital negligence and require ongoing treatment for the rest of their lives. Illinois blog readers may be interested in learning about a woman who was recently awarded over $8 million from a medical malpractice claim.
Hospital mistakes often result in serious injuries for patients. Sometimes, the injuries are so severe that Illinois patients suffer from life-altering consequences and lose out on what they once enjoyed. In one such case, a woman filed a suit against a medical facility claiming hospital negligence.
Regrettably, negligence of medical professionals causes many patient deaths in hospitals. Illinois blog readers may be interested in learning about the family of a woman who sued claiming hospital negligence. She died from a heart attack after an alleged delay in timely treatment.
The negligence of medical staff members and lack of appropriate care causes injuries to many patients. When Illinois patients are seriously injured due to hospital negligence, they often file medical malpractice claims to seek recovery of damages. In one case, a woman in another state filed a suit against a hospital after she was injured.
Mistakes can happen at hospitals for a number of reasons. Regardless of the reason for them, hospital errors can lead to injuries and death for patients. Illinois residents who have suffered from any type of medical error may be interested in the story of an out-of-state woman who recently died after being given the wrong medication.
Surgery is an event about which most Illinois residents are nervous. Some fear anesthesia, some fear the procedure and some fear being the victim of surgical errors. Luckily most surgeries are free of problems, meaning most fears are unfounded; however, occasionally surgical errors do occur. In one such case, a trial is underway in another state involving a doctor who is being sued for failing to completely remove a woman's appendix.
Ebola has apparently become a nationwide concern, as multiple people have died. Illinois residents who have been following news on Ebola may be interested in reading about a case in which a man who was infected with Ebola died. A hospital that was treating the man was accused of hospital negligence, and a medical malpractice suit was filed.
Diagnosis errors can cause a number of patients more injuries since their actual conditions are not being treated. Misdiagnoses of chronic Lyme disease in Illinois could result in delays in real diagnosis and appropriate treatment for conditions. There has been a case in which misdiagnosis of Lyme disease caused more harm to the patient.
When an Illinois resident goes to the hospital, he or she expects that the medical staff will be able to determine what is wrong and provide a course of treatment that will heal and/or cure the ailment. However, in some cases, physicians make diagnosis errors, which can at best delay the right treatment, and at worst, cause permanent or fatal consequences. If you suffered a permanent injury due to a misdiagnosis -- or have a family member that died as a result -- a medical malpractice claim could provide some relief for the financial burdens that accompany such a tragedy.