Lawsuit: Medical Malpractice Led to Veteran’s Suicide

A medical malpractice and wrongful death suit filed in federal court last month claims that negligence by the staff at a Chicago VA hospital led to the suicide of an Iraq War veteran. The suit alleges that physicians at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center knew or should have known that Sgt. Daniel...

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Spotlight on Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes Spurs Promises of Action

A recent investigation by CNN revealed heart wrenching details of just how pervasive sexually-motivated nursing home abuse is. Reporters discovered more than 1,000 nursing homes had been cited for mishandling cases of suspected sexual abuse and rape of patients by nursing assistants. That figure likely vastly under-represents the actual number, given that so many cases...

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Tort Reform Efforts May Affect Chicago, IL Injury Claims

Personal injury and wrongful death lawyers provide daily assistance to those who have suffered losses due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others. Victims must navigate the civil justice system, filing claims called "torts" to get compensation for harm they endured. Victims are supposed to be "made whole" within this system. The courts aim to ensure victims...

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Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses Face Numerous Legal Challenges

The majority of nursing homes have been slyly inserting arbitration agreements into admissions paperwork. An arbitration clause restricts the rights of a resident, or resident's family, from filing a lawsuit if a dispute arises, including disputes stemming from poor care and cases of abuse or neglect resulting in serious injury or wrongful death. It removes the civil...

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Consequences of Foster Care Abuse and Neglect

Children who are put into the foster care system typically come from difficult home lives. They may have endured abuse or neglect by their parents in their home. Many children suffer from behavioral disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, or other mental or physical issues as a result of the treatment that they received at home. They...

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Who is Responsible for Foster Care Abuse?

Foster care abuse is far too common and has been a major issue for a long time. In 2003, Frontline prepared a comprehensive report called Failure to Protect detailing some of the egregious lapses within the foster care industry.  The executive director of Children's Rights, Inc. told Frontline that foster children cannot be considered safe...

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Misdiagnosis rate 15 to 28 percent, recent study reports

According to a recent survey by the National Coalition on Heath Care and Best Doctors, INC, the rate of misdiagnoses is anywhere from 15 percent to 28 percent. Researchers set out to determine the reasons for this high rate and what steps, if any, could be taken to reduce it. They surveyed 400 physicians, medical...

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