At health care facilities, such as hospitals and rehabilitation centers, nurses have a vital role in the care of patients. Thus, when nurses engage in negligent conduct when caring for patients or facilities fail to provide their nurses with proper training, patients can suffer greatly. Losses of life sometimes even occur as a result of nursing errors.
Recently, in another state, a verdict was reached in a wrongful death case involving a misdiagnosis.
During some medical and surgical procedures, doctors will provide patients with an oxygen supply. Given the rather combustible nature of oxygen, it is very important for hospitals and medical professionals to make sure to not commit any negligence that could create a fire hazard when performing procedures in which an oxygen supply is being used. When oxygen-related flash fires occur during a medical or surgical procedure, the results can be deadly.
A woman who went in for an abortion died as a result. Since the woman's death, a lawsuit was filed against Illinois Planned Parenthood for hospital negligence. A settlement was reached in this case, and the company agreed to pay the family $2 million.
It is extremely important for hospitals here in Illinois to do everything they can to ensure that their patients receive proper care. This includes making sure to have adequate staffing. When a hospital negligently allows itself to become short-staffed, it can increase the stress and demand on the staff that is present, which can in turn increase the chances of errors, such as diagnosis errors, occurring. Medical errors at hospitals can have major consequences. They can sometimes lead to a patient dying.
A wrongful death case has recently come up here in Illinois involving an alleged medication error.
Emergency rooms are a place that we all hope to not have to go to. However, reality doesn't always accommodate this hope. Sometimes, individuals suffer injuries or develop conditions that require emergency care.
Many individuals here in Illinois have undergone a surgery. Surgeries are used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. When done correctly, surgical procedures can be of great benefit to patients.