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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


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