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Federal law reducing unnecessary tests not being enforced

MRIs, CT scans and other diagnostic imaging tests may uncover diseases and help treatment. But unnecessary tests do not help prevent a missed diagnosis, may harm patients and impose unnecessary costs. A federal law passed in 2014 to reduce unnecessary tests, however, was not implemented.

Routine medical test death leads to $2.6 million settlement

Fatal medical negligence is not limited to complicated procedures. Like a surgical error, a routine procedure can also have deadly consequences. In one medical malpractice case, the University of Chicago paid $2.6 million to the family of a 61-year-old woman who died when her artery was damaged in a medical test. Her daughter, who filed the lawsuit, claimed that she literally bled to death.

Congress considers ending military malpractice immunity

Three U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1950 blocked lawsuits against the military for medical negligence. However, Congress is now considering legislation that would allow service members to sue the federal government for medical malpractice committed by military doctors and facilities.

Colonoscopy death leads to malpractice suit

Even routine medical procedures can lead to death when performed negligently. In one case, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against a St. Clair physician, a medical practice and a health care foundation for alleged medical malpractice during a routine colonoscopy that caused the patient's death.

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.

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