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Medical Error Now the Third Biggest Killer in the U.S.

The risk of death because of medical malpractice has long been a primary concern for patients throughout the United States. Unfortunately, new research shows that worries about medical mistakes are not unfounded. As RT reports, medical error is now the third leading cause of death within the United States. Only cancer and heart disease cause…

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Birth Injuries in Babies

When a child experiences a birth injury, parents are faced with many issues to tackle. Filled with confusion and grief, it is hard to know what to do when your child experiences a serious injury during birth. There are several types of common birth injuries that parents should be aware of. Head and Brain Injury The…

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May is Foster Care Awareness Month

Each May, people from all walks of life come together to help children and young adults in the foster care system. Even though the goal of foster programs is to provide and care for kids all year long, having this one month provides an opportunity for the nation to focus its attention on a purpose…

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Has My Doctor Been Sued For Medical Malpractice?

In a 2010 report by the American Medical Association (AMA), more than 60 percent of doctors over the age of 55 have been sued at least once. This may seem shocking, but it is not. Most physicians will be sued for malpractice at some point in their career, whether or not the cases are dismissed…

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Chicago Car Accidents Caused by Careless Truck Drivers

Car accidents can occur whenever a motorist makes an unsafe choice, such as driving while fatigued. Truck accidents are some of the most dangerous types of motor vehicle collisions on the road. Unfortunately, Safety BLR recently reported a survey of truck drivers in which professional drivers indicated conditions in their workplace were routinely causing them to…

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Chicago Bike Lanes: On the Right Path?

Chicago has a reputation of being one of the best biking cities in America. With its designated bike lanes, over 200 miles of on- street, buffered and shared lanes, why would there be any major accidents? Surprisingly, there are more bike injuries than we may realize. According to the City of Chicago, between 2005 and…

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Erin Andrews’ Win a Wake-Up Call for Hotels

If you haven’t heard already, Erin Andrews has been battling a civil suit against her peeping tom, 51-year-old Michael David Barrett, who video taped her nude inside of a hotel room back in 2008. It was a big win for both Andrews but also for those that have faced any sort of sexual assault. When…

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3 Reasons Why You Need a Technology Upgrade

Just about everyone is up to date with their iPhones, tablets and cellular watches. Even though you think you are using the most tech savvy equipment out there, are you forgetting about the importance of the little things? Here are some tips to make sure that your business is firing on all cylinders. Do You…

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Medical Errors in the Field of Cardiology

Cardiologists have important responsibilities as they are entrusted with the treatment of conditions of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiologists are trained professionals who are held to a high standard because of their advanced education and skill within their field. Unfortunately, sometimes cardiologists can still make errors. When a cardiologist makes a mistake, the consequences…

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Top 7 Reasons Doctors are Sued for Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice in Chicago can occur in any situation where a doctor failed to fulfill a professional obligation and the physician’s substandard care caused harm to a patient. Patients need to be aware of some of the different types of errors and mistakes which can occur and be considered malpractice. It is not just overt…

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