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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Medical Malpractive

A missed diagnosis: U.S. maternal mortality rate is unacceptable

May 17, 2017

As an expectant mother, when you discover that you are pregnant, your focus is likely on the health of your child. You want your child to be healthy and hope for minimal childbirth complications. In the past decade, however, the focus on infant well-being has drawn attention away from maternal health. The story of neonatal […]

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A missed diagnosis: U.S. maternal mortality rate is unacceptable
Medical Malpractive

The vital importance of informed consent

October 24, 2016

With few exceptions, patients are required to give informed consent before being treated by a physician. Informed consent helps to ensure that patients are educated about their options and their treatment before they are subjected to procedures, medical intervention, medication and other critical aspects of their care. When a physician fails to seek informed consent […]

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The vital importance of informed consent
Birth Injury

When prescription drugs cause birth defects

October 06, 2016

Pregnancy is rarely an easy journey. The discomforts of pregnancy can range from mildly irritating to potentially fatal. As a result, many pregnant women require prescription medication from time to time. Sometimes, these medications are absolutely necessary and cannot be avoided or traded for safer drugs. But at other times, prescriptions should be avoided or […]

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When prescription drugs cause birth defects
Birth Injury

How important are nurses in the birthing process?

August 25, 2016

When considering the delivery of a child, most prospective parents think of the doctor as the most important person (other than the mother and child, of course). And it is true that the doctor is tremendously important in the pregnancy and birthing process. Expecting parents usually create a birth plan with their doctor and expect […]

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How important are nurses in the birthing process?
Birth Injury

Do Inmates Have The Right To File Birth Injury Lawsuits?

April 27, 2015

All inmates have a constitutional right to receive necessary healthcare during their period of incarceration, but not all detention facilities have adhered to their legal obligations. In Texas, a female inmate recently filed a lawsuit claiming that prison officials forced her to give birth while she was locked in a solitary cell almost two years […]

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Do Inmates Have The Right To File Birth Injury Lawsuits?
Birth Injury

Is there a Cap on Birth Injury Lawsuit Settlements in Illinois?

March 05, 2015

If you suspect that a birth injury resulted from a medical practitioner’s negligence or carelessness, you may consider pursuing a lawsuit against the person or facility responsible. Birth injury litigation falls into the category of medical malpractice, which allows plaintiffs to hold one or more negligent professionals accountable for their role in an undue injury […]

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Is there a Cap on Birth Injury Lawsuit Settlements in Illinois?
Birth Injury

Proposed Illinois Birth Injury Fund Would Help Hospitals, Deprive Victims Of Legal Rights

December 29, 2014

In Maryland, lawmakers are considering creating a no-fault birth injury fund for the parents of children who are injured during labor and delivery. This would allow the parents to receive compensation from an established state fund instead of by filing claims against hospitals and physicians in court. According to Maryland’s hospital operators, medical malpractice lawsuits […]

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Proposed Illinois Birth Injury Fund Would Help Hospitals, Deprive Victims Of Legal Rights
Birth Injury

Report Shows Birth Injuries Occur in Higher Numbers at Military Hospitals

December 19, 2014

A recent investigation by the New York Times revealed Pentagon statistics indicating that compared to civilian hospitals, military hospitals have unexpectedly high rates of injury or other complications related to maternity care and surgery. The numbers are quite startling. Consider the following: According to the investigation, more than 50,000 babies are born at military hospitals […]

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Report Shows Birth Injuries Occur in Higher Numbers at Military Hospitals
Medical Malpractive

25-Year Study Shows Diagnostic Errors are More Common and Harmful Than Other Types of Medical Malpractice

December 01, 2014

All good medical decisions and treatment rely on timely and accurate diagnoses. Yet, all too often, healthcare providers fail to accurately diagnose serious conditions in time to begin potentially life-saving treatment. In many cases, incorrect diagnoses result in incorrect treatments or no treatment at all. Diagnoses are at the core of all medical treatment, and […]

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25-Year Study Shows Diagnostic Errors are More Common and Harmful Than Other Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractive

Are Medical Errors More Prevalent In Inpatient Or Outpatient Settings?

November 01, 2014

Major surgery and other significant treatments often require patients to check in to the hospital. However, with the growth of outpatient surgical centers and some treatments now available at a doctor’s office, you have more choices. Your doctor should explain the risks of each alternative, but you also need to do your own homework to […]

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Are Medical Errors More Prevalent In Inpatient Or Outpatient Settings?