The mother of a man who was seriously injured in a bar fight has filed suit against the hospitals and doctors that cared for her son.
Tinley Park resident Eric Bartels is a single dad who was going to school for an MBA in 2009. But one night he got into a fight with Joseph Messina, of New Lenox, outside of a Mokena bar. After that fight, Janet Bartels alleges in her suit that the staff of Silver Cross Hospital miscommunicated the condition of her son with first responders who brought him to the hospital and miscommunicated again with the staff of Provena St. Joseph Hospital during his transfer to that facility.
In doing so, Bartels condition was not diagnosed correctly and correct treatment was not started soon enough. The suit claims that the hospitals, both Level 2 Trauma Centers, do not have a neurosurgeon on call who could make it to the hospital within an hour’s time.
Since the incident, Bartels has been taken care of by his mother in her home. He is paralyzed and blind in one eye. Janet stated he still cannot see nor speak. Messina was charged with aggravated battery.
Medical care that does not happen in a timely manner can delay or hamper recovery. If you or a loved one has suffered inadequate medical treatment, call Spiros Law to explore your legal rights. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com.
An operating room in Riverside Medical Center, a hospital located in Kankaee, Illinois, caught fire on Monday rendering an unidentified patient injured. The medical center transported the patient to Loyola University Medical Center 40 miles away. Hospital spokesperson reported that the fire was extinguished before the Kankakee Fire Department arrived.
At this point the condition of the patient is still unknown, although further investigations are being made into the cause of the fire and the full extent of its damage.
Hospital accidents can leave many people at risk of serious injuries. The Kankakee personal injury attorneys of Spiros Law are dedicated to helping victims of accidents who need legal representation. If you or someone you love has suffered from an accident in a hospital that left you facing health problems, you may qualify for legal compensation. Contact our offices at 815-929-9292 or by visiting www.spiroslaw.com for more information.
A suit alleging mismanagement in the care of a premature baby boy at a Chicago-area hospital has been settled, resulting in an $8.25 million payout to the parents of the infant.
The baby had been born prematurely at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge in 2010 to Fritzie and Cameron Burkett. For the next six weeks, both parents were by the side of their son while he remained in the hospital. However, on October 15, 2010, the baby passed away after a heart surgery without clear complications.
During the investigation, it was determined information had been entered incorrectly while processing an electronic IV order for the infant. This lead to massive sodium chloride overdose in the IV solution. Furthermore, the outmost label on the IV bag did not reflect its actual contents.
Because of the problems that occurred with the care of this baby, the Provena system has changed its policies to prevent problems such as this.
The loss of a child because of medical error is heartbreaking. If you or a loved one has been in this situation, call Spiros Law at 815-929-9292 for professional legal representation. Visit our website at www.spiroslaw.com.
A man has filed a medical malpractice suit against a surgeon and Trinity Regional Health System after losing his sight in surgery.
The man went to the hospital in May 2010 to have lumbar surgery and remove bone fragments from his body. When he awoke from the surgery, he was unresponsive, had low blood pressure and could not move his lower extremities.
The man is obese and had type 2 diabetes. The man also was unable to see and he never regained his sight.
The court date is set for this summer and he is seeking $50,000 in damages.
If you or a loved one has been injured after a medical error, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Kankakee hospital negligence lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling 815-929-9292 today.