Surgical Start Time Medical Errors

Does surgical start time affect risks for medical errors? A new study finds that patients who undergo a neurosurgical procedure between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. face a higher risk of complications compared to those who get operated on earlier in the day. The findings were published in Neurosurgery, which reported on a study that...

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Who is Responsible for Complications in Robot-Assisted Surgery?

Robot-Assisted Surgery Introduces New Complications The rapid advance of technology has changed the way we carry out our daily lives. Every aspect of modern life shows impact from recent discoveries and inventions, and one area where this change is strongly evident is in the field of medicine. In 2000, the FDA approved the use of...

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Serious Nursing Home Abuse Goes Unreported

Many serious nursing home abuse cases are never reported A recent government alert sheds light on an alarming problem in nursing homes: many serious cases of nursing home abuse go unreported. Investigators who looked at records from 2015 to 2016 found 134 cases of abuse that involved physical and sexual assault of nursing home residents....

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Is Illinois addressing child abuse in foster care or adoptive homes?

Experienced Chicago Child Abuse Lawyer Sets The Record Straight It’s a hidden epidemic in Chicago and throughout Illinois: child abuse and neglect. The number of children reported as abused or neglected in Illinois has steadily increased in recent years, according to data compiled by the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services. In fiscal year...

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Maternal Death and Medical Malpractice in Illinois

In the not-so-distant past, the experience of childbirth was greatly feared. The maternal death rate was extraordinarily high. Today, advances in science and medicine have improved the odds, but they haven't eliminated the risk of serious injury or even deal.  Medical malpractice attorneys in Chicago know that while there are certain anticipated complications such as dehydration,...

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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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