Although most children in Illinois are healthy, occasionally, parents need to take their children to the hospital for an illness. Luckily, medical providers in Chicago are some of the best and usually provide excellent care. Unfortunately, this is not the case for every family and medical malpractice, such as a missed diagnosis, occurs far too often.
Many families have loved ones who live in a nursing home. Many times, older adults are not able to take care of themselves and need to be in a safe place. Nursing homes provide living arrangements for vulnerable adults. These are important places for Cook County residents, but unfortunately, there are many reports of nursing home abuse.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that approximately 1 in 10 patients are suffering from bedsores at any given time. They estimate that of those, approximately 13 percent are men and 11 percent are women who currently reside in nursing homes. While treatable in the early stages, nursing home neglect can allow the problem to reach life-threatening and even fatal, stages.
While it is true that Illinois birth injuries are common, that does not mean they are to be expected or accepted. Many times injuries could have been prevented. Whether caused by a negligent doctor or medical error, any birth injury should be carefully reviewed to determine its cause.
One 47-year-old male worker is dead, and four other workers have been injured, in a Chicago parking garage fire. On Saturday, December 29th, black smoke could be seen billowing from the top of the 10-story garage located in the River North district. At the time, a total of five people employed by a roofing contractor were in an elevator penthouse area performing winter preparations. The cause of the fire is still unknown. According to Chicago fire Battalion Chief Cynthia Herring, the four workers who survived were all transported to area hospitals in serious or critical condition.