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Is Medical Negligence Responsible for the Spread of this Deadly Superbug?

Candida auris is a “superbug” that has sickened hundreds of people in Illinois. Most of these infections have occurred in the Chicago area, and many of them are the result of medical negligence. Infection with the candida auris fungus can seriously impact patient health and leads to considerable patient mortality rates, especially among elderly patients […]

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How to Find the Best Injury Attorney in Chicago

Finding the right personal injury lawyer requires performing extensive research and asking the right questions during a consultation. While reading reviews and ratings is helpful, these are only some of the steps clients should take before making a decision on legal counsel. When it comes to choosing “the best” attorney for the individual’s needs, the […]

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The 4 Main Types of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a serious birth injury broken down into four different types based on the limbs affected and the extent of the condition. Cerebral palsy generally results from a brain injury. It is a lifelong injury that can affect all aspects of a child’s development. Children diagnosed with cerebral palsy have developmental delays, limited […]

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Did Nurse Negligence Harm Your Baby?

A nurse who fails to recognize critical information or fails to take appropriate steps is considered negligent. When injuries lead to life-altering conditions, such as cerebral palsy, a birth injury lawyer can help parents recover compensation for the cost of treatment and long-term care often required. Since many birth injuries require lifelong care, the resulting […]

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How Fatigue Impacts the Risk of Medical Malpractice

Fatigued and sleep-deprived medical professionals put patients at higher risks of injury and death from preventable medical errors. Are Fatigued Doctors Causing Patient Injuries? According to the Institute of Medicine, 44,000 to 98,000 patients die in U.S. hospitals every year due to preventable medical errors. Although the reasons for medical errors and patient injuries vary, […]

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Targeting the Maternal Injury Epidemic

Every year, approximately 50,000 women suffer serious injuries and 700 women die from preventable childbirth complications in U.S. hospitals. Why Are Women Dying During Childbirth? Today’s advanced medical technology and expert medical care should make having a baby a normal, everyday occurrence that is safe for mother and child. However, while thousands of pregnant women […]

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Injured by a Chiropractor?

Chiropractic treatments involving the head, neck, and spine can result in pinched nerves and a lack of blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Dangers of Chiropractic Manipulation Going to a chiropractor is a common practice for many people with injuries. Chiropractic treatments are used to align the spine and treat neuromuscular disorders, joint problems, […]

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Radiology Malpractice: When an Ultrasound Is Misread

Errors with ultrasounds can lead to undiagnosed abnormalities in developing fetuses and the failure to diagnose an array of problems that might occur during pregnancy. Ultrasound During Pregnancy Medical professionals and hospitals routinely perform ultrasounds on pregnant women. It’s a common procedure used to monitor a baby’s health condition and detect abnormalities in a developing […]

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