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Category: Medical Malpractice

When you step into a doctor’s office for treatment, you expect the doctor, you trust the doctor to help you, not hurt you. Sometimes doctors make mistakes.

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, […]

Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Cosmetic Surgery

Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Cosmetic Surgery chicago woman being prepared for botox

Each year, more than 2 million Americans undergo surgeries for cosmetic reasons. Unfortunately, many of these plastic surgeries go wrong, and some of these elective surgeries lead to serious complications. It is the responsibility of the surgeon to make sure that the patient seeking their services are treated in the best possible way. Patients trust […]

Consequences of Orthopedic Malpractice

Consequences of Orthopedic Malpractice Chiacago Orthopedic Malpractice Lawyer

Patients trust their doctor or surgeon with their lives and expect them to perform the procedure with utmost care. Like other invasive procedures, orthopedic surgeries also present inherent risks. Many of these risks can be avoided if the orthopedic surgeon lives up to the standard of care that is expected from them. In this post, Chicago […]

29-Step Plan to Reduce Surgical Site Infections Released

29-Step Plan to Reduce Surgical Site Infections Released Surgical Errors - Medical Malpractice

Surgeries of all types, whether minor or major, involve a variety of risks. One of the most common—and serious—are surgical site infections. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a non-profit group promoting health safety issues across the world, in the United States surgical site infections are the second leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. To […]

Compensation for Medical Malpractice

Compensation for Medical Malpractice chicago-tbi-attorney-medical-malpractice

Traumatic brain injury is often referred to as the silent epidemic. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the second leading cause of disability in the U.S. TBI is often referred to as the silent epidemic. Over 3 million Americans suffer from TBIs, another 500,000 have cerebral palsy, and another 4.7 million have brain injuries from strokes. Some causes of […]

Was Medical Negligence the Cause of Your Child’s Birth Injury?

Was Medical Negligence the Cause of Your Child’s Birth Injury? birth injury law firm

A great amount of trust is placed in the doctor and medical staff when parents enter a hospital to give birth to their baby. This trust includes knowing the correct standards of medical care will be followed and the mother and unborn child will have the full attention of the staff to ensure a healthy delivery. Any mistake made during pregnancy, labor and […]

Sepsis Misdiagnosis Leads to Girl Receiving Amputation of All Four Limbs

The Chicago Tribune recently reported a story about a little girl named Ashanti Norals and the malpractice settlement her and her family received from the University of Chicago Medical Center. If you looked at Ashanti now, you would see a happy, spirited pre-teen girl from the South Side of Chicago. She likes to gossip about boy […]

Overmedication of the Elderly: Restraint without Straps

Chemical restraint is the use of drugs to restrict the movement of a nursing home resident. In nursing homes all over the country, the elderly are being restrained from moving freely. Often there are legitimate reasons to restrain someone, such as if they pose a risk to the safety of themselves or others. However, physical […]

The Reality of a Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Case

The Reality of a Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Case

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes in cases where a doctor fails to diagnose breast cancer? According to the British Medical Journal, an online an international peer reviewed medical journal, the most common reason people file medical malpractice claims is because their doctor failed to diagnose a particular health condition.  After reading this, I began to […]

What Should I Do If I Think My Doctor Has Committed Medical Malpractice

Estimates of the frequency of injury by medical malpractice range from 5-14%. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is common in the United States. Estimates of the frequency of injury by medical malpractice range from 5-14%. In other words, 5 to 14 out of every hundred people who enter the hospital for medical care suffer some kind of […]

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