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Family of surgery fatality awarded $1 million

A wrongful death lawsuit cannot diminish the pain associated with the loss of a loved one but can help mitigate some of their financial expenses. Recently, the family of a 35-year-old state Department of Transportation engineer agreed to a $1 million settlement for a surgical error during a routine procedure that led to her death.

St. Francis Hospital found guilty of medical malpractice

Most Cook County area residents will need to visit the hospital in their lifetime. A hospital is an important community institution, treating millions of sick and injured people each year. Most of the time a hospital helps their patients feel better, but occasionally a hospital causes unexpected serious injuries to a patient.

Common hospital medical mistakes

Most Cook County area residents will be admitted to the hospital in their lifetime. Hospitals are important places in order to help critically injured and sick patients feel better. Most of the time patients are able to get better while they are in the hospital. But, occasionally an unexpected hospital error occurs that leads to a patient suffering unexpected injuries or even death.

The Illinois Survival Act

Almost everyone in Chicago will need to undergo a major medical procedure at least once in their life. Whether that is a surgical procedure, time in the hospital or other medical care, all of these procedures carry a risk to the patient. But, occasionally these risks are multiplied when there is negligent medical care. Those who have been affected by a deadly medical malpractice case or other wrongful death situation ihave legal rights.

Lurie Children's Hospital sued for medical malpractice

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.

Common types of birth injuries

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.

Radiology errors can have disastrous results

Most medical patients never even know the name of the radiologist who interprets the results of x-rays, CAT scans, MRIs or other imaging. They rely on a doctor to pass along the results to them, and determine the best treatment or surgical plan. Most often, it never crosses a patient's mind that a doctor may have been provided with incorrect information. However, what happens if the radiologist gets it wrong?

Anesthesia errors happen and injury can result

If you or a loved one is about to have a medical procedure or surgery, there are only a few ways of being rendered unconscious for the procedure. While the doctor may explain the details of the surgery or procedure, they may not go in depth about the anesthesia process. The truth is, anesthesia carries risks for medical injury too, as does the medical procedure one is being put under for. Anesthesia error, rather than actual surgical error, could happen to a patient and cause unnecessary injury.

County commissioners approve $4 million malpractice settlement

When you or a loved one needs medical care, you want to know that you can be cared for in a way that will be beneficial or at least stabilizing to your own or a loved one's health. Doctors and hospital staff often do the very best they can and can perform what some would characterize as miracles.' Other people do not have this experience and instead have a negative experience with their healthcare. These experience can result in a worsened medical condition or in a worst case scenario, death.

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