Chicago Emergency Room Misdiagnosis by Physician Results In Justice For Our Client
Our client, a 68-year-old active man, still gainfully employed, sustained injuries because of negligent care provided by an emergency medicine physician. The negligence occurred at the emergency room of a Chicagoland hospital. Our client was taken by his wife to a care center. He had a two-day history of sore throat which was getting worse. […]
Surgical Error / Deviation From Accepted Standard of Care Leads To Confidential Settlement
Our client went to an emergency room in a hospital located in the suburbs of Chicago. He was admitted to the hospital with a known history of a duodenal duplication cyst or diverticulum. He had stomach pain and had been vomiting. A CT Scan of the abdomen was interpreted to reveal an enlargement of this […]
Mishandled Staph Infection – Medical Malpractice or Nursing Home Negligence? Or Both? Or Neither?
We represented an 82-year-old man who was transferred from a Chicagoland hospital for skilled nursing care at a long term nursing care facility. There were two doctors at the facility caring for our client, an attending doctor and an infectious disease doctor who was managing our client’s antibiotic regimen. While at the hospital, our client […]
Settlement Reached In Medical Malpractice Case Involving Failure To Diagnose Colon Cancer
This article stems from a recent medical malpractice settlement our firm had on a failure to diagnose colon cancer case. The names of the parties and the amount of the settlement are confidential. We represented the family of an elderly female, who underwent a screening colonoscopy at a Chicago-based hospital which was performed by a […]
Medical Malpractice Settlement In a Hand Injury Case That Most Medical Malpractice Lawyers Would Have Walked Away From
Normally, medical malpractice cases involve very serious, often catastrophic, injuries or death. You see, medical malpractice cases are almost always aggressively defended. They’re complicated. They take a ton of work. They cost thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars, to investigate and prosecute. Often, even in very viable medical malpractice cases, the doctors win at […]
Negligence During Surgery Results In $7,000,000 Settlement
We handle many types of medical malpractice cases in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Some are birth injury cases, some are failure to diagnose cancer cases, as well as many other types of medical malpractice cases, too long of a list to be mentioned here. Not too long ago, we handled a case involving a surgical […]
Infant Brain Damage Resulting From Lack of Oxygen Results in $10 Million Dollar Birth Injury Settlement
This article is in reference to a medical malpractice birth injury case we recently handled. The result was a greater-than-$10-million-dollar-partial-settlement after approximately three years of litigation with intensely disputed issues of liability and damages between the parties and the birth injury lawyers. Names, places, dates, and exact settlement figures will not be mentioned as it […]
Why Are the Values of Chicago Medical Malpractice Cases Involving a Birth Injuries So High?
People often see our large settlements and verdicts in medical malpractice cases, especially in birth injury cases, and ask (or wonder) why the amounts are so high. The last two birth injury cases we handled each involved eight-figure settlements. I tell them, number one, any one of our clients that we have gotten large sums […]
2022 Chicago Medical Malpractice Involving Birth Injury | Willens & Baez
Delay of Delivery Causing Baby To Be Born With Brain Damage Recently we were involved in a Chicago medical malpractice case involving a birth injury. Without going into too much detail, the case involved a baby having severe brain damage as a result of being born with no heart rate and no perfusion – oxygen […]
What Is Duty Of Care And What Does It Mean For Your Medical Malpractice Case?
If you are bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit, the first thing you must establish is that the doctor had a “duty of care” to you. Here’s what this legal concept means and how it can affect your case. Doctor’s Duty Of Care: A Definition The duty of care, also known as the standard of care, […]