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 […]

Will Signing a Waiver Impact Your Illinois Medical Malpractice Case?
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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 […]

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 […]

Alarm Fatigue Is Putting Patients at Risk
Personal Injury

Recent Accidents Highlight the Need for ATV Safety Awareness

March 11, 2021

Many people have been injured, and some have even been killed when riding ATVs in recent months and years. Now more than ever, riders need to learn the precautions to take and follow the protective laws that have been put in place. ATV Safety Risks Two teenagers were seriously injured recently in an ATV accident […]

Recent Accidents Highlight the Need for ATV Safety Awareness
Birth Injury

Toxoplasmosis Misdiagnosis During Pregnancy Can Lead to Birth Injuries

March 04, 2021

If a medical provider misdiagnoses a pregnant woman’s toxoplasmosis, it could lead to serious and lifelong health issues for the baby. Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii. The parasite can be passed to an unborn child and result in severe and progressive visual, motor, hearing, and cognitive problems. Problems Caused by […]

Toxoplasmosis Misdiagnosis During Pregnancy Can Lead to Birth Injuries
Birth Injury

What You Should Know About Newborn Screening Errors

February 25, 2021

If done correctly, newborn screening can allow for early detection of severe disorders and save or significantly improve babies’ lives. The process involves sample collection, transportation, lab testing, results notification, and patient treatment. Errors can occur in any of these stages, leading to malpractice claims. What Is Newborn Screening? Newborn screening is a state-run health […]

What You Should Know About Newborn Screening Errors
Personal Injury

Injured on the Chicago Pedway?

February 18, 2021

When someone is injured on the Chicago Pedway because of hazards that the city knows or should have reasonably known about, then the City of Chicago may be liable. Depending on circumstances, a business or fellow Pedway user could be liable for injuries. Although the Pedway provides a comfortable and convenient way of navigating the […]

Injured on the Chicago Pedway?
Birth Injury

What Is Meconium Aspiration?

February 11, 2021

Meconium aspiration syndrome is a lung problem that occurs when a newborn baby inhales meconium and amniotic fluid which injure the lungs. Meconium is the baby’s first stool. Meconium aspiration occurs in about 5-10% of births. It is one of the leading causes of serious illnesses and death in newborns. Causes Babies can pass meconium while […]

What Is Meconium Aspiration?
Medical Malpractice

Are There Treatments for Spastic Cerebral Palsy?

February 04, 2021

Spastic cerebral palsy has no cure. The initial brain injury that causes it cannot be reversed. Various treatment options, however, can improve the symptoms of this type of cerebral palsy significantly and help those affected to improve the quality of their lives. Common treatments include physical, speech, and occupational therapies, medicines for muscle stiffness or […]

Are There Treatments for Spastic Cerebral Palsy?
Birth Injury

Types of Infant Brain Damage [infographic]

January 25, 2021

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), brain hemorrhages, kernicterus, periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), and hydrocephalus are common types of birth-related brain damage. They can occur as a result of oxygen deprivation, untreated jaundice, and physical trauma during childbirth. Here is a closer look at the different types of brain damage. Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) HIE is one of the most severe birth […]

Types of Infant Brain Damage [infographic]
Personal Injury

What Is Tort Law?

January 18, 2021

Tort law protects and compensates the individuals who have been injured by the intentional acts, negligence, or recklessness of wrongdoers. A tort is an invasion of a person’s rights that results in harm. Tort law seeks to redress the wrongs done to people, typically by providing monetary compensation. Understanding Tort Law Tort law requires victims […]

What Is Tort Law?