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How Long Do You Have to Sue for Medical Malpractice?

April 11, 2022

How long do you have to sue for medical malpractice in Illinois? In most cases in Illinois, patients have a two-year deadline to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. The clock starts ticking the day the patient discovers or could have discovered the medical negligence. In some cases, exceptions to the medical malpractice statutes of limitations […]

How Long Do You Have to Sue for Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice

What Are the Odds of Winning a Medical Malpractice Suit?

March 21, 2022

Every case has its own unique set of facts, and your chances of winning a medical malpractice claim will depend on what occurred in your situation, and whether the correct steps are taken to preserve evidence and prove what happened. Medical malpractice lawsuits are legally and factually difficult cases to successfully prosecute. Insurance companies spend enormous amounts […]

What Are the Odds of Winning a Medical Malpractice Suit?
Birth Injury

When Is a Birth Injury Medical Malpractice?

January 21, 2022

A birth injury is considered due to medical malpractice when the negligence or carelessness of a doctor, nurse, midwife, other medical professionals, or hospital results in a baby being injured before, during, or immediately after delivery.  In certain situations, the mother could be injured. The injuries that the infant or mother suffer could have been prevented if […]

When Is a Birth Injury Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice

What Are the Four Ds of Medical Negligence?

December 20, 2021

Duty, Deviation, Damages, and Direct Cause are the four Ds of medical negligence. These are the legal requirements that a person has to prove to bring a medical malpractice claim successfully. Getting a better understanding of the four Ds helps a person learn how they impact his or her case and establish whether his or her […]

What Are the Four Ds of Medical Negligence?
Medical Malpractice

Failure to Provide Follow-Up Care May Be Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

November 05, 2021

Providing inadequate aftercare or failing to provide follow-up care can be a cause of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical facilities and professionals have a duty to follow up with patients after treatment and provide aftercare. Lack of appropriate follow-up care could result in mild ongoing symptoms, worsening of medical conditions, and even death. Failure to […]

Failure to Provide Follow-Up Care May Be Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Medical Malpractice

Are Medical Mistakes in Surgery Centers Going Unreported?

October 20, 2021

A USA Today and Kaiser Health examination found that medical errors that result in injuries or death at ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are underreported to oversight agencies. At least 17 states do not have mandated reporting requirements applying to surgical centers, even in the case of fatalities. Public access to vital information about surgical centers […]

Are Medical Mistakes in Surgery Centers Going Unreported?
Medical Malpractice

What Is (and Is NOT) Medical Malpractice?

September 27, 2021

Medical malpractice happens when a health care professional causes harm to a patient because of an omission or negligent act. Medical malpractice or negligence involves errors in diagnosis, treatment, health management, medication dosage, or aftercare. A case can only be considered medical malpractice if there is negligence and harm or injury, and the harm or […]

What Is (and Is NOT) Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice

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 […]

Medical Malpractice: What’s Going On Behind Closed Doors
Medical Malpractice

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 […]

When Diabetes Goes Undiagnosed
Medical Malpractice

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. […]

Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits Are Not Restricted to Medical Malpractice