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National Patient Safety Awareness Week 2020

Intended to encourage the public to learn more about healthcare safety, National Patient Safety Awareness Week is being held during the week of March 8-14, led by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). This week in March serves as a dedicated time and platform to raise awareness about patient safety, advances that have already been… Read More


Long Emergency Room Wait Times Cause Issues

After having to wait hours in the emergency room at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, a 25-year-old teacher has died. However, she is not the only one who has experienced delays in receiving medical care at this facility. According to federal documents, Froedtert Hospital staff did not check the woman’s vital signs as often as they… Read More


World Patient Safety Day

For the first time, September 17, 2019 is being recognized as World Patient Safety Day to increase awareness about the importance of keeping patients safe when they are in the care of medical facilities. Unfortunately, approximately 2.6 million deaths occur annually across the world due to about 134 million events that take place under the… Read More


USA Most Dangerous Place to Give Birth in Developed World

According to a report by USA Today, the United States is the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world. Each year, more than 50,000 women are injured and about 700 die during or after childbirth. Half of these deaths and injuries are preventable with the proper care. To make matters worse, hospitals… Read More


Illinois plaintiffs given more time to file medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuits

The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled in the case of Moon v. Rhode that the more liberal discovery rule applies to the case. As such, the potential time limit that plaintiffs are given to file medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuits is expanded. Normally, plaintiffs are given only two years from the discovery of an injury and… Read More


Hospitals doing away with ‘deny-and-defend’

Hospitals habitually are cautious when it comes to disclosing particular details of a medical procedure for fear of being slapped with a medical malpractice lawsuit if the operation did not go as smoothly as planned. However, in recent years, more hospitals are opting to be more open to their parents and their families instead of… Read More


Arkansas lawyers fight against proposal to put cap on medical malpractice fees

Financial reports released on Friday, August 12 showed that the Committee to Protect AR Families, received more than $400,000 from attorneys during its first month of fundraising. The group is which is opposing a suggested change to the Arkansas Constitution that seeks to put a cap on lawyer fees in lawsuits against medical care providers. The… Read More


Making Everyday Medical Decisions

How often do you here the phrase, “I made a mistake. I’m only human.”? Does that phrase also insinuate “I’m not accountable?” Every state has unique regulations that keep practicing doctors, teachers, and lawyers accountable for their decisions and actions. However, hearing that 2% of the nation’s doctors have been responsible for 50% of the total malpractice… Read More


Improvement of healthcare another way to reduce malpractice claims

According to a study by the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, improvements to the quality of hospital care is just as effective at reducing medical malpractice suits as legal methods to reduce a patient’s punitive damages, The State Journal-Register reported on June 13. According to SIU’s chairman of the orthopedic surgery division… Read More


Family of Paralyzed Man Files Suit Against Joliet Hospitals

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… Read More