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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Firm Sues to Have Medical Malpractice Caps Declared Unconstitutional on Behalf of Client

July 12, 2018

Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices successfully prosecuted a case challenging the Medical Malpractice Caps on behalf of Abigaile Lebron, a four and a half-year-old child injured at birth due to physician and hospital negligence. She presently has Cerebral Palsy as a result. The law firm filed a declaratory action seeking to have a new law […]

Firm Sues to Have Medical Malpractice Caps Declared Unconstitutional on Behalf of Client
Birth Injury

What Causes Cerebral Palsy and Birth Asphyxia?

July 12, 2018

The last thing parents want to experience is a birth injury to their child, especially one affecting the brain. However, when birth injuries happen, they can be extremely traumatic and potentially result in years of therapy, specialized treatment, and additional care that can be emotionally straining and costly. These types of injuries are rare, with […]

What Causes Cerebral Palsy and Birth Asphyxia?
Birth Injury

Could your newborn suffer meconium aspiration syndrome?

July 12, 2018

If you are like most women, you feel the most anxiety about the birth of your child and not the pregnancy itself. You may feel this way because of the stories you hear from other mothers regarding their birthing experiences. Unless you have already had a child, there is no way for you to truly […]

Could your newborn suffer meconium aspiration syndrome?
Medical Malpractice

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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