Cerebral palsy is a developmental disorder which affects the motor region in a child’s brain responsible for movement, bowel and muscle control. Cerebral palsy attorneys in Chicago, Illinois will all tell you that this is a condition which lasts a lifetime, and that taking care of a child born with it can cost upwards of a million dollars from birth to a period where the child can somewhat take care of themselves.Read More
It is estimated that 1 in 10 babies is born premature. This can place severe strain on the child’s health as well as future prospects, as well as the family as a whole which will have to rearrange their life in order to accommodate the special needs associated with a premature child. A child born prematurely is typically one that is born before the 37th week of pregnancy.Read More
Anesthesia is a normal part of surgery, said to be administered over 40 million times each year across America. Certain types of surgical procedures can be traumatic on an emotional level and excruciatingly painful. As a result, doctors require that a patient be put under or have a limb numbed in order for the surgery to take place. Anesthesia errors in Chicago hospitals can lead to further health complications, some of which can be permanent.
Plastic surgery was once seen as gauche and a preserve of the rich. Over the last few decades, thanks to cultural shifts as well as media normalization of cosmetic surgery, more and more Americans have jumped ship and gotten on the plastic surgery bandwagon. Surgeons that practice this esthetic medical specialty go through extensive training in order to make sure that they perform their duties to the best of their ability.
Illinois medical malpractice claims usually pay out economic and non-economic damages. The law in our state takes into account the physically tangible aspects of an accident as well as the intangible which mostly have to do with the emotional, psychological and personality-related aspects of an accident. Illinois has historically capped non-economic damages which effectively has meant that individuals who may have suffered any form of injury in the arms of a doctor have not been able to be made whole after their ordeal.Read More
The birth of a child is a joyous occasion since it marks the bringing into life your family’s progeny who will go on to touch so many lives. Labor isn’t easy, and doctors work together to make sure that the delivery process goes smoothly from start to finish. A few days before delivery, a mother begins to experience contractions which signal the start of labor. These contractions are rhythmic and are the womb’s way of helping the baby come out through the birth canal and into the world.Read More
We as a country have millions of prescriptions filled every year. Whether you’re managing your cholesterol or are on a blood thinner, you’ve come to expect the medical establishment and pharmacies to provide you with a standard of care that is reliable and accurate. Medication errors can be deadly or cause serious complications, and they are said to affect over 1.5 million Americans each year.
A visit to the dentist can turn tragic when you receive poor or negligent treatment, leading to complications and injuries. A large majority of Americans have anxiety about seeing a dentist because of the perceived pain and discomfort they will be exposed to, as well as the uncertainty regarding their cavity or dental pain. We thus already see dentists, for the most part, as the enemy.
More and more Americans are being diagnosed with chronic and life-threatening diseases. If these are caught fast, there may be a chance for the patient to make a full recovery and go on to live a productive and fulfilling life. Doctors in Illinois as well as auxiliary staff are entrusted with the lives of millions of patients across the state, bound by medical ethics statutes as well as something we call duty of care in Illinois personal injury law.
Have you been misdiagnosed by an Illinois hospital and then went on to develop cancer? Please call us today on 312-220-7000 to speak to one of our Illinois medical misdiagnosis lawyers so we can determine whether you have a case.
Medical Negligence in Illinois Hospitals
Medical misdiagnosis is fast becoming a cause for litigation in Illinois hospitals. This is usually due to medical professionals acting in a negligent manner which can manifest itself in ways we’ll take a look at shortly. That being said, just because you were misdiagnosed with a disease, doesn’t mean you can file an Illinois medical malpractice.
Pancreatic cancer is the top misdiagnosed type of cancer in America. This is a particularly aggressive type of cancer that has very low survival rates. Other types of cancers such as breast, colon and prostate cancers can spread like wildfire if not caught in a timely manner, making proper and prompt diagnosis a matter of life and death.
In order to sue for cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits in Illinois, you must prove that you were a patient at a certain hospital where this act happened. At the same time, you must show that there was a doctor-patient relationship that was established in the course of your treatment, and that the doctor acted in a negligent manner leading to your injuries.
Here are some of the actions that may lead to a failure to diagnose cancer lawsuit:
1. Misinterpreting lab results
2. Not performing a full diagnostic checkup
3. Incorrect classification of a cancerous tumor
4. Failure by a doctor to acknowledge or understand a patient’s complaints
5. Diagnosing a cancerous mass as being non-cancerous
Why File an Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Failure to diagnose cancer can lead to serious and sometimes fatal complications. As a patient, you have to live with this reality and have radiation and chemotherapy done in order to have a shot at life. If someone else didn’t do their job when it comes to safeguarding your health, it is only fair that they should pay for your treatment and emotional trauma by way of an Illinois medical misdiagnosis lawsuit.
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Erb’s palsy is a form of nerve damage causing shoulder and arm complications in a newborn. Sometimes, the baby may be born in an awkward position, prompting the use of force, vacuum pump or forceps. Shoulder dystocia refers to the baby’s shoulder getting stuck in the mother’s pelvis during birth, and it may require creative and quick thinking to get the baby out of the birth canal before it suffers oxygen deprivation.