Personal Injury

Will Signing a Waiver Impact Your Illinois Medical Malpractice Case?

12 Apr 2021

Signing a waiver may not impact medical malpractice cases in Illinois, such as if a person was uninformed or when a health care provider was negligent. Prior to a medical procedure, a patient signs a waiver to verify that he or she is aware of the risks that come with the treatment and is providing informed […]

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Will Signing a Waiver Impact Your Illinois Medical Malpractice Case?
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Birth Injury

Reversing Brain Damage in Newborns

June 04, 2021

Although no therapy or medicine has yet become the standard treatment for reversing newborn brain damage, some treatments and discoveries have shown promise in restoring normal function. These include hypothermic treatment, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, prevention of the production of hyaluronic acid fragments, and awakening of stem cells. Options That Could Treat Newborn Brain Damage Brain […]

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Reversing Brain Damage in Newborns
Medical Malpractive

Injured by an On-Call Doctor’s Negligence?

May 26, 2021

Despite their best efforts to avoid liability, hospitals can be held liable under Illinois law for an on-call doctor’s negligence that causes or contributes to a patient’s injury. Even if the doctor that acted negligently is an independent contractor, the hospital is liable if it is reasonable for a patient to assume the doctor to be […]

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Injured by an On-Call Doctor’s Negligence?
Birth Injury

Trends in Maternal Mortality in Illinois

May 19, 2021

The Illinois Department of Public Health recently released the state’s second report on maternal mortality, which helps identify statewide trends in maternal health and death. The report shows some concerning trends for Illinois women, such as Black women still dying at an unacceptable disparity. Racial Disparity The new report found Black women to be three […]

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Trends in Maternal Mortality in Illinois
Personal Injury

Accidental Shootings in Chicago: Who Is Liable?

May 12, 2021

In accidental gun shooting cases, parties that can be held liable include gun owners, parents, property owners, and firearm manufacturers. Determining liability for shooting injuries can help injured people and surviving family members of victims obtain compensation with the help of an injury lawyer in Chicago. Holding Gun Owners Liable Gun owners can be held […]

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Accidental Shootings in Chicago: Who Is Liable?
Birth Injury

Organizations that Help Birth Injury Victims in Illinois

May 05, 2021

March of Dimes, The Arc of Illinois, Variety of Illinois, The Cerebral Palsy Group, and Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center are some of the organizations that operate in Illinois to help birth injury victims. These organizations help children with disabilities and their parents get the guidance and support they need to thrive. March […]

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Organizations that Help Birth Injury Victims in Illinois
Personal Injury

Zantac May Cause These Types of Cancer

April 19, 2021

Research suggests Zantac may cause as many as 20 types of cancer including liver, colorectal, stomach, bladder, and breast cancer. Allegations of Zantac causing cancer stem from the concerns that it is contaminated with the dangerous chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directed all drug manufacturers to withdraw Zantac and its […]

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Zantac May Cause These Types of Cancer
Birth Injury

Cerebral Palsy: Early Intervention Can Make a Difference

April 19, 2021

Studies have shown that early intervention programs influence the development of children with or at high risk for cerebral palsy. A recent review of such studies concluded that early interventions in toddlers and infants with or at high risk for the condition are beneficial. Interventions are strategies used to support the normal development of children. Early interventions […]

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Cerebral Palsy: Early Intervention Can Make a Difference
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US Health and Human Services: Action Plan to Improve Maternal Health [infographic]

April 05, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced an action plan that would improve maternal health before, during, and after pregnancy. The Plan addresses a critical need, as the country has the worst rate of maternal mortality when compared to other similarly developed countries. It has a list of actions geared toward reducing […]

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US Health and Human Services: Action Plan to Improve Maternal Health [infographic]
Personal Injury

Holding a Midwife Responsible for Cerebral Palsy

March 25, 2021

Midwives may be held responsible for children’s cerebral palsy if their acts or omissions cause infant brain damage. When midwives fail to properly monitor the mother and/or fetus, fail to identify the need for medical intervention and properly respond, or act recklessly during the labor, they can be held liable for birth injuries. Failure to […]

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Holding a Midwife Responsible for Cerebral Palsy
Personal Injury

Alarm Fatigue Is Putting Patients at Risk

March 18, 2021

Alarm fatigue poses a significant risk to patient safety, leading to medical mistakes, serious injuries, and even death. Alarm fatigue refers to the sensory overload occurring because of clinicians’ exposure to a growing number of alarm systems, making the clinicians desensitized to the sounds and increasing their rate of missing potentially critical alarms. According to […]

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Alarm Fatigue Is Putting Patients at Risk