When Illinois patients have to undergo surgery, they trust that those in the operating room will perform the procedure to the best of their abilities. Unfortunately, surgeries do not always go as planned, and surgical errors can result in serious harm to patients. Some of these errors should not occur for any reason and are often called "never events" by industry professionals. A recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins examined the rates of "never events," and the results may be shocking to some.
A woman filed a lawsuit against a hospital for an incident that happened during her husband's surgery. Surgical errors seem to have become more prevalent in Illinois and throughout our country. The woman claims that the hospital medical staff left a sponge inside of her husband, which led to a serious infection and ultimately his death.
Well-known comedian, Joan Rivers, went into cardiac arrest while undergoing surgery at an outpatient clinic. Many Illinois fans have learned that Rivers recently passed away after being pulled off of life support. Now, her daughter may be filing a medical malpractice suit due to alleged surgical errors.
A woman can breathe a sigh of relief after she was awarded millions on behalf of her deceased husband. Reportedly, her husband died after his heart condition was misdiagnosed as a stomach illness. Illinois patients may benefit by gaining an understanding of their rights if they or family members have been victims of hospital negligence.
A woman suffered injuries after giving birth back in 2011. She filed a lawsuit against the medical facility for medical malpractice, and a jury recently awarded her over $300,000 in damages. An overwhelming number of Illinois patients are injured each year due to hospital negligence.
A woman in another state initially thought she was doing the right thing when she donated her kidney to her grandmother. This is usually true since patients from Illinois and elsewhere are likely placed on waiting lists for donor transplants. However, just 11 months after the kidney transplant, her grandmother died. Now, the woman has filed a lawsuit for failure to diagnose and claims that the transplant should have never occurred in the first place.
A dentist in another state was recently faced with a lawsuit filed by one of his patients. The patient claims that the dentist made a series of diagnosis errors that caused her more pain and suffering. Unfortunately, diagnosis mistakes can cause serious injuries to Illinois patients.
A hospital and two doctors are faced with a lawsuit from a man who underwent a procedure. The man, who is from another state, alleges hospital negligence after he reportedly suffered from a botched circumcision. However, doctors are denying any wrongdoing and have stated that these claims are false. It is important for Illinois patients to understand their rights when they have been injured under the care of doctors and other medical staff.
Most Illinois residents are aware that diagnosis mistakes can lead to more injuries and sometimes death. Two doctors and an orthopedic center have been faced with a lawsuit filed by one of their patients. The woman filed the suit after the doctors’ alleged failure to diagnose her with a cancerous tumor that ultimately spread to her lungs.
According to a civil lawsuit in another state, a woman met an untimely death a little over a year after she had surgery. A physician allegedly left a sponge inside of her body which resulted in even more complications. Tragically, this is not the only deadly event and many hospital negligence episodes have led to the death of Illinois patients. A wrongful death claim was filed against the doctor and the case recently went to trial.