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Foot surgery should be considered routine because it is performed every day all across the country with few problems. However, sometimes a mistake is made that causes the patient extreme pain and the need for further medical treatment. In one recent case a man states that his podiatrists performed surgery improperly and he had to undergo additional surgery. The man filed a lawsuit against two podiatrists seeking damages of more than $50,000.

Foot Surgery Gone Wrong

Foot surgery is typically done to correct problems with the bones in the feet. It may be also be necessary when there is a broken bone or fracture. The man in this case underwent foot surgery; however, after the surgery he experienced a great deal of pain and discomfort. The man required additional surgery to resolve the problem. During the second surgery it was discovered that the wrong sized screw was used on a bone in his foot. This is what caused the pain and improper healing of the area.

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Hospitals are places where we expect to be treated for our medical problems. Sometimes, however, hospitals fall short of providing proper care and may even provide negligent care that causes serious injuries. A man filed a lawsuit in Cook County against a medical facility claiming that he suffered serious injuries including dysphasia as a result of their negligence. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County against Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Suburban Orthopaedics Ltd., and a doctor stating they were negligent.

Dysphasia

Dysphasia is a medical condition that impairs speech, listening, writing, and thinking. It generally occurs when there is damage to the left side of the brain which is responsible for communication, comprehension, and thinking. It may happen when there is a serious injury to the brain or when the blood supply is interrupted such as happens with a stroke. Those suffering from dysphasia may recover over time to an extent, depending on the severity of the injury.

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Eye surgery is among the most difficult and delicate types of surgery available. There are a number of reasons why eye surgery may be required. Some of the most common eye problems that necessitate medical treatment are cataracts and myopia. Recently, a lawsuit was filed in Cook County against Retina Associates, Ltd., Elmhurst Outpatient Surgery Center, LLC, and a doctor claiming that negligent eye care led to serious injuries. The lawsuit is seeking damages of more than $50,000.

Intraocular Lens Implants

Intraocular lens implants, IOL, are lenses that are surgical replacements for eyesight loss caused by cataracts or due to myopia. The man in this case claims that the surgery was not performed properly and resulted in pain and permanent vision loss in his right eye. During IOL surgery the patient’s eye lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. The patient may require reading glasses after surgery, but the corrective lens necessary would be less obtrusive than they otherwise would be without surgery.

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When we enter the hospital we expect that the medical staff will do everything necessary to treat our condition. In some cases, the doctor fails to provide proper care. A man’s family is suing a doctor and medical facility claiming that their negligent treatment resulted in the man’s death. The lawsuit was filed against Rush University Medical Center and a doctor seeking damages in the death of the patient due to improper care.

Improper Testing Led to Cardiac Event

According to the complaint, the man visited the hospital and testing was done to evaluate his condition. The doctors did not request cardiac testing and therefore failed to diagnose a serious heart condition. The man was discharged and no further attention was deemed necessary to care for his heart. However, the man later suffered a heart attack and died. The lawsuit alleges that the doctor was negligent by failing to diagnose his medical problem at the time he requested hospital treatment.

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Doctors are not the only medical professionals that are held to a high standard of care. Dentists are also required to provide proper care to their patients. When they fail to do so, they could be held responsible for medical negligence. Recently a case was filed against a dental practice and two dentists alleging that negligent care led to injuries. The man filed a lawsuit against Archer Dental Specialists Inc. and American Dental Associates, Ltd. as well as two dentists.

Negligent Dental Care

The man in this case claims that the dentists improperly fit him with dentures. The dentures caused several dental implants to be pulled out of the man’s jaw. Dentures are supposed to be fitted and adjusted to make sure that they have the proper fit and they are not painful. In this case, the dentures were so ill-fitted that they actually pulled out dental implants that were permanent fixtures.

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When you go to the doctor for medical care you expect that you will receive proper care and adequate treatment. That was not the case for a man who suffered serious medical problems as a result of improper diagnosis and treatment. The man and his wife filed a lawsuit in Cook County against the doctors and DuPage Medical Group, Ltd. claiming medical negligence. The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $50,000.

Brain Scan Was Misread

The man in this case underwent a brain scan. However, according to the lawsuit, the doctors failed to properly read the brain scan and therefore did not properly diagnose his medical condition. The man had suffered physical injuries that necessitated further medical care, but the doctors did not provide it. They failed to interpret the CT brain scan they ordered to be performed. This led to a worsening of the man’s condition.

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Surgery is not something that anyone looks forward to, but is often a necessary part of successful treatment. We expect that our doctors and other members of the medical team will take care to ensure our safety before, during, and after the procedure. Unfortunately, one woman recently suffered a serious infection after undergoing surgery on her ankle. The woman filed a lawsuit against Specialty Physicians of Illinois LLC and a doctor alleging negligence caused her to suffer a serious post-surgical infection. The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $50,000.

Mistake Made During Surgery

According to the compliant, the doctor made a mistake during surgery to the woman’s ankle. After the procedure, her ankle became severely infected. It was discovered later that the infection was caused by a staple that was improperly left in the woman’s right ankle after surgery. It should have been removed, but was not. Instead, it remained inside and was the cause of serious pain and infection.

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Dental implants have become commonplace and are used by thousands of people every year. While implant surgery is typically considered safe, mistakes can be made which can cause injuries. In one recent case, a woman implant patient claims that she was left with injuries after implant surgery was improperly done. The surgery left her with large gaps between her teeth and pain that required additional care. The woman filed a lawsuit in Cook County against the dentist and A Center for Dental Implants in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are often utilized to replace missing or badly damaged teeth. The implant is surgically placed in the jaw where it will then be covered with a tooth and crown. Dental implants look very much like regular teeth and once they are properly placed they are considered permanent. People may get just one implant but they are also utilized instead of partial or full dentures. Dental implants require a special surgical procedure. Typically, all implants can be completed at the same time.
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Doctors are responsible for ensuring that their patients are properly cared for and that they provide the necessary diagnosis and treatment in every case. One man recently filed a lawsuit against several doctors alleging that they failed to provide adequate care. Their negligence caused him to suffer permanent eye injuries. According to the lawsuit, the doctors did not timely treat him and failed to refer him for further treatment, which was necessary.

Failure to Treat

When a doctor fails to properly diagnose or treat a patient, serious injuries can result. The failure to treat is negligent, just as making a mistake while treating a patient. Negligent actions by a doctor occur when he makes a mistake or fails to do something that should have been done. A doctor knows, or should have known, that his actions, or lack of actions, could cause harm to the patient. Negligence by a doctor or other medical professional is also usually called medical malpractice.

Improper Eye Treatment

The man in this case claims to have suffered permanent damage to his eyes as a result of improper treatment. The doctors did not take sufficient measures to prevent injuries and did not refer the man for surgery in a timely manner. As a result, the man’s condition was allowed to worsen and has now resulted in permanent injuries. Eye care is a very important area of concern because if a problem is not promptly treated it may lead to blindness in some situations.
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When you go to a doctor you expect that every step will be taken to properly diagnose and treat your medical problem. Sometimes, however, that is not the case. A man filed a lawsuit against Northwestern Medical Group, Northwestern Medicine, Hinsdale Orthopaedics, and two doctors alleging negligence. The lawsuit states that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and that his injuries were improperly evaluated and treated.

Misdiagnosis

The man in this case sought medical treatment after he injured his arm with broken glass. The man was treated and released. However, the man’s arm was not healing properly and he experienced pain. He later found out that the glass had lacerated his tendon and surgical repair was necessary. The original diagnosis was not thorough enough and the doctors failed to determine that the man’s tendon was severely injured. As a result of misdiagnosis, the injury worsened.
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