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Medical Malpractice Does Not Discriminate

Medical malpractice is defined as harm to a patient by a doctor, who does not competently perform their medical duties. This is extremely common across the United States today, in fact, it is currently the third leading cause of death in America. Medical malpractice is universal and it affects people in every socio-economic group, from [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]

Bone & Joint Institute physicians sued for alleged prescription errors

Kimberly Jansen has filed a lawsuit against two physicians, namely, Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky and Dr. Susan Lewandowski, and the hospital they work for, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute of Morton Grove in Cook County Circuit Court. In her suit, she claims that due to them prescribing an inappropriate dosage of a medication she had to take [….]

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 [….]

LewisGale hospital in Montgomery settles in medical malpractice case

The daughters of a local radio personality settle with LewisGale Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama in medical malpractice lawsuit, according to roanoke.com. Joseph Seth Williamson was admitted to the hospital in 2011 to have a bowel obstruction and hernia addressed. The surgery reportedly was successful, but he died the next day due to “heart-related causes.” The [….]

Medicare and Medicaid deny funds to Joan Rivers’ NY clinic

Yorkville Endoscopy, the New York clinic that treated Joan Rivers until her death, has been blocked from receiving Medicare and Medicaid funds, the New York Times reported on January 12. This move is a significant blow to the clinic, as it affects both its reputation and financial income. Yorkville Endoscopy reportedly failed to correct problems related [….]

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 [….]

Parents Awarded Settlement Regarding Infant’s Death

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 [….]