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April 2016 Archives

Common errors that a patient might face when hospitalized

People in Illinois who enter a hospital do so seeking care for illness or injury. Unfortunately, the reality is that a large number of mistakes are made making people sicker or even leading to their deaths. Every year, as many as 440,000 people die after a hospital error. This is the third highest cause of death in the U.S. In addition, more than 720,000 people receive a hospital-related infection. Of those, an estimated 75,000 die. Understanding the various ways in which a hospital mistake can lead to problems can help patients recognize when they have happened.

Falling beam leads to worker death on Illinois construction site

It is not unusual to see a variety of construction projects underway in the Illinois area. These are vital to the economy in providing jobs. The buildings that are constructed have multiple uses for both the public and private sector. One issue that is largely overlooked during these large scale operations is how dangerous they can be. Heavy machinery, large tools and massive building materials must be used and, unfortunately, there are times when some companies exhibit construction negligence causing a fatal construction accident. Those who have been affected need to know their rights.

Signs and causes of nursing home abuse

People in Illinois who have to make the difficult decision to place a loved one in a care facility will have numerous concerns. Most will relate to the person adapting to the new living arrangements. Others will have to do with various health issues and age that necessitated the decision in the first place. Others, however, will have to do with the possibility that a loved one is being abused in the facility. There are many different ways in which a person can be subjected to abuse in a nursing home and it is important to know what they are and how to recognize the signs.

Medical malpractice lawsuit follows wrong body part removal

It is difficult enough for a patient in Illinois or anywhere else in the world to prepare for surgery without having to consider the possibility of an egregious doctor mistake causing further illness, injury or death. Unfortunately, this happens all too frequently and, in some situations, the doctors or hospitals will not own up to what happened. Those who are subjected to a surgical error need to be aware of their rights to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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