May 31, 2016

Hospital and Doctor Named in Negligence Lawsuit for Prescription Error

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Medical mistakes are, unfortunately, a very common occurrence in the United States. In fact, medical errors account for thousands of deaths each year and are now the third top cause of death. Of the many errors, medical mistakes are likely the most common. A man recently filed a lawsuit in Cook County against a doctor and hospital claiming negligence led to serious injuries. The lawsuit claims the man was prescribed the wrong medication, in the incorrect dosage, causing pain and serious side effects. He seeks damages that include money for his injuries as well as legal fees.

Prescription Errors

Prescription errors include several areas of concern. A doctor may prescribe a medication that is incorrect or in the improper dosage. Some medications may have adverse interactions with other types of medications, so it is essential for doctors to fully understand the patient’s medical history before making a prescription. A pharmacy may make a mistake when filling a prescription by using the wrong ingredients or the improper mixture.

Dosage Mistakes

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May 22, 2016

Lawsuit Alleges Dental Malpractice

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Dentists, just like doctors, are required to provide patients with proper care. When you visit the dentist you trust that they will help you, rather than hurt you. A woman recently filed a lawsuit claiming that her dentist was negligent, causing her serious pain and harm. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County against a Northbrook dentist and dental practice. The suit requests a trial by jury and is seeking damages of more than $50,000.

Fractured Tooth

The woman in this case states that she had dental work done by the dentist, which included a crown, as well as several other adjustments to teeth in her mouth. The woman was in severe pain after the procedure and visited another dentist for an emergency appointment. Upon examination by the emergency dentist, it was found that the woman had a fractured tooth and inflamed roots on three teeth. As a result of the fractured tooth, the woman suffered severe jaw pain, headaches, nausea, numbness of her tongue, mouth pain, and the inability to chew on one side of her mouth.

Negligence by Dentist

The woman in this case suffered injuries because of the negligent actions of the dentist. The dentist is held to a high standard, and must take precautions to ensure that patients are not injured while in his care. The woman claims that the dentist made adjustments to several of her teeth without her knowledge or approval. Further, the adjustments made were unnecessary, according to the other dentist. The dental work done was so poor that the lawsuit says it constitutes negligence.

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May 17, 2016

Dentist Blamed for Negligence after Causing Injury

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Dental procedures are supposed to be safe and, for the most part, pain-free. Yet this was certainly not the case for one local man. The man visited the dentist, and it was determined that he required a tooth extraction. The extraction apparently went awry, causing the man severe pain and injury. The man filed a lawsuit in Cook County, seeking damages of more than $50,000 in addition to legal costs.

Dentists Must Provide Proper Care

Dentists, like medical doctors, are held to a high standard of care. They are required to provide proper care because of their extensive training, education, and experience. For this reason, when a medical professional makes a mistake, it could be considered negligence. In this case, the patient was treated by the dentist and other staff members. The court documents indicate that the dentist did not properly train the staff and as a result, the man suffered serious harm because of a failed tooth extraction.

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May 13, 2016

French “Dentist of Horror” Found Guilty, Sentenced to Jail

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Many people are afraid of going to the dentist, even though dental practices have improved greatly over the last decades. Special dental practices even offer gentle dentistry to accommodate terrified patients. One dentist in France has done nothing to calm the nerves of anxious patients. The dentist, dubbed the “dentist of horror” was found guilty of mutilating more than 100 patients with terrible dental practices.

Horrible Dentistry

The dentist in this case had been practicing for a number of years in a rural area of France. The dentist performed a number of horrible acts including pulling teeth that were healthy, breaking patient’s jaws, and causing abscesses and blood poisoning. Further, the dentist caused pain and suffering of more than 100 patients.

Many Patients Were Hurt

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May 10, 2016

Hospital Offers Money Back Guarantee

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With health costs rising and health care satisfaction decreasing, a New York based health system has begun a new program to provide refunds. Geisinger Health System started a new refund option for some patients at their hospitals. The refund is available to a number of patients who received specific types of treatments including some surgeries. The refunds are available for a number of reasons and the patients themselves help to determine the amount of money they should get back.

Patient Guarantee

A guarantee for patients is a new concept, but is being tested in this particular hospital system. The idea is that a patient could request a portion of their money back if they were unsatisfied. The refund portion would only be based on the portion of payment that the patient has paid, which is called the co-pay. Guarantees have been around for years, but typically only with other types of products and services.

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May 6, 2016

Hospital Blamed for Causing Injuries to Disabled Adult

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When we enter the hospital we expect that doctors and others will provide us with the best possible care. We trust that we will receive the proper diagnosis and treatment of the illness or malady that we are suffering from. In one recent case, a disabled man received negligent care at a hospital when they failed to adequately diagnose or treat him. A lawsuit, filed on his behalf by his guardian, alleges that the negligent care resulted in his deteriorated health condition, which caused him to suffer severe and permanent injuries. The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $50,000 in a jury trial.

Medical Malpractice

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May 3, 2016

Botched Cosmetic Procedure Prompts Lawsuit

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Cosmetic surgery should be considered safe and those who undergo a procedure expect that it will be completed properly and safely. Unfortunately, a cosmetic procedure went wrong for one local woman, who suffered severe injuries after the procedure was done. The woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical group alleging that they were negligent in using the wrong materials in her procedure. The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $50,000 and is requesting a jury trial.

Bioplasty Gone Wrong

Many different types of cosmetic procedures are available to enhance or improve the body. A bioplasty is a cosmetic procedure used mainly to enhance the buttocks.. During the procedure either prosthetic inserts or some type of material is injected to increase the size of the buttocks. While this type of procedure is usually safe, there are sometimes problems that can occur, particularly when the doctor is negligent. In this case, the woman suffered pain and bleeding after the procedure and the area became infected.

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April 30, 2016

Lawsuit Filed Against Health Care Provider for Negligent Care

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When we or our loved ones are in the hospital we trust that proper care will always be provided. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. A lawsuit was recently filed against a local hospital and doctor alleging that failure to provide adequate supervision and treatment caused a woman’s death. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County, names Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL and a doctor. The paperwork alleges that the facility failed to provide medical assistance and the woman fell, suffering severe head injuries. The woman died a month after the incident. The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $50,000 and is requesting a jury trial.

Fall Caused Serious Injuries

Falls can lead to very significant injuries, especially in the elderly. Falls account for thousands of visits to hospital emergency rooms every year. Falls often cause injuries such as bruises, sprains, and broken bones, but they can also be the source of more serious injuries. In this case, the woman suffered a hip fracture and a head injury due to the fall. The woman was not properly attended to and it was during this time that she suffered the fall. The hospital should have provided proper attention. They allegedly failed to properly assess her condition.

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April 27, 2016

Patient Injured During Surgery Files Lawsuit

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When we enter the hospital for surgery we trust that our doctor will take proper care of us and not cause us further harm. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened, according to a patient. The man was allegedly harmed because of negligence that occurred during a medical procedure. The man has filed a lawsuit in Cook County against Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical center and a doctor for medical malpractice. The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $50,000 and a jury trial.

Surgical Mistake

The patient in this case was undergoing surgery for a cervical decompression and fusion when the proper procedures were not followed and the man was seriously hurt. The lawsuit indicates that the doctor filed to exercise the standard of care in medical care and treatment. The botched procedure caused him serious and permanent injuries. Mistakes made in hospitals and other medical facilities are among the leading causes of death in the United States.

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April 24, 2016

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed for Eye Injury During Surgery

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A man and his wife have filed a lawsuit for medical malpractice against a hospital and medical team after a mistake during surgery. The man was undergoing a surgical procedure for sleep apnea when the injury occurred. The injury was caused, according to the lawsuit, by the failure to protect him from injuries and by using a material that could cause harm. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County and requests damages in excess of $50,000 and a jury trial.

Routine Surgery

Many types of surgical procedures are considered to be routine because they are performed quite often. In this case, the man underwent surgery to correct sleep apnea. The surgical procedure itself was successful but during the surgery something went wrong. Something that was used in the surgery caused injury to the man’s eyes. The lawsuit claims that the medical team failed to prevent the injury by improperly preparing for the procedure. While the surgery did not involve the man’s eyes, his eyes were hurt because of the negligent act.

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