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

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?
Medical Malpractive

Does My Illinois Medical Malpractice Case Have To Go To Court?

October 31, 2014

If you or a loved one suffers significant injuries at the hands of a negligent healthcare provider, you have the right to seek full compensation for your damages. While many individuals take their issues to court, you also have the option of using an alternate method for resolving your dispute: arbitration. This option can help […]

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Does My Illinois Medical Malpractice Case Have To Go To Court?
Medical Malpractive

Wisconsin Adopts the Daubert Standard Regarding Expert Witnesses

June 30, 2014

Expert witness testimony – whether from a physician, engineer or other educated expert – almost always plays a key role in personal injury litigation. In fact, it is absolutely essential in malpractice cases. Such testimony is usually admitted at trial without incident. However, in some cases involving less mainstream scientific evidence, whether such testimony is […]

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Wisconsin Adopts the Daubert Standard Regarding Expert Witnesses
Birth Injury

Birth Injury Risk Can Increase Without Appropriate Prenatal Testing

February 12, 0215

Throughout the course of a woman’s pregnancy, her obstetricians and other health care providers should make time to discuss prenatal screening options. Prenatal screening can help detect birth defects, congenital illnesses and many other important fetal conditions. Furthermore, in some circumstances, failure to conduct adequate prenatal screenings can be grounds for a medical liability lawsuit. […]

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Birth Injury Risk Can Increase Without Appropriate Prenatal Testing