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Medical Malpractice: What’s Going On Behind Closed Doors

August 27, 2021

Illinois residents can no longer see their doctor’s detailed records as the State took the information off its website. Previously, people could see information about doctors in the state, including their medical malpractice records. Removal of this information has jeopardized patient safety. Patients can unintentionally seek treatment from doctors who have historically harmed patients when […]

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Medical Malpractice: What’s Going On Behind Closed Doors
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When Diabetes Goes Undiagnosed

July 26, 2021

When diabetes is misdiagnosed or not diagnosed, it can cause adverse health outcomes and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 7.3 million adults — or 21.4% of US adults with diabetes — have undiagnosed diabetes. Their symptoms may, therefore, be attributed to different conditions. Diabetes Misdiagnosis or Mismanagement Even […]

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When Diabetes Goes Undiagnosed
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Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits Are Not Restricted to Medical Malpractice

June 25, 2021

Besides medical malpractice, which Chicago cerebral palsy attorneys often handle, cerebral palsy lawsuits can also be brought because of discrimination, poor services, and negligence injuries. Children with cerebral palsy face many issues as they grow. There are laws in place to protect their rights and ensure they get equal opportunities in different areas of life. […]

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Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits Are Not Restricted to Medical Malpractice
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Common Emergency Room Errors Are Putting Patients’ Lives at Risk

June 18, 2021

Several reports and patient-safety studies have shown certain emergency room errors to be shockingly common. Doctors in emergency departments make similar errors to those made when handling admitted patients, despite the clinical environments being significantly different. It is in the best interest of patients to understand the errors that occur, why they happen, and what […]

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Common Emergency Room Errors Are Putting Patients’ Lives at Risk
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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?
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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 […]

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Are There Treatments for Spastic Cerebral Palsy?
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Is Medical Negligence Responsible for the Spread of this Deadly Superbug?

January 08, 2021

Candida auris is a “superbug” that has sickened hundreds of people in Illinois. Most of these infections have occurred in the Chicago area, and many of them are the result of medical negligence. Infection with the candida auris fungus can seriously impact patient health and leads to considerable patient mortality rates, especially among elderly patients […]

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Is Medical Negligence Responsible for the Spread of this Deadly Superbug?
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Patients at “D” and “F” Hospitals at Greater Risk of Avoidable Death

January 04, 2021

Hospitals with low safety grades are more likely to cause medical errors and preventable deaths. The Leapfrog Group evaluates how safe hospitals are for patients and assigns grades “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” to them. “A” is the best patient safety grade that a hospital can achieve, whereas “D” and “F” represent near failing […]

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Patients at “D” and “F” Hospitals at Greater Risk of Avoidable Death
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How Fatigue Impacts the Risk of Medical Malpractice

December 23, 2020

Fatigued and sleep-deprived medical professionals put patients at higher risks of injury and death from preventable medical errors. Are Fatigued Doctors Causing Patient Injuries? According to the Institute of Medicine, 44,000 to 98,000 patients die in U.S. hospitals every year due to preventable medical errors. Although the reasons for medical errors and patient injuries vary, […]

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How Fatigue Impacts the Risk of Medical Malpractice
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Injured by a Chiropractor?

December 18, 2020

Chiropractic treatments involving the head, neck, and spine can result in pinched nerves and a lack of blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Dangers of Chiropractic Manipulation Going to a chiropractor is a common practice for many people with injuries. Chiropractic treatments are used to align the spine and treat neuromuscular disorders, joint problems, […]

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Injured by a Chiropractor?