Published on:

A couple filed a complaint against doctors, medical facilities, and a laboratory claiming that negligent care led to the woman’s injuries. The woman was eventually diagnosed with endometrial carcinoma, a very serious type of uterine cancer. However, her delayed diagnosis allegedly caused a delay in treatment, which allowed the disease to worsen. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County and is requesting damages of more than $50,000.

Failure to Diagnose

The failure to make a diagnosis or an error in diagnosis may be considered negligence on the part of the doctor or medical staff. Doctors are held to a high standard of care because they have specialized education, training and experience. Sometimes a missed diagnosis does not do any harm to the patient. However, sometimes it can cause additional injuries or can make the condition worsen. In this case, the woman’s cancer was not diagnosed or treated so it caused a serious decline in her health.

Published on:

When we go to the hospital or seek treatment from a doctor we expect that we will receive the attention and care that is necessary. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. The family of a man who died because of alleged medical negligence filed a lawsuit in Cook County against Vascular Specialists S.C. and a doctor. The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and damage in excess of $50,000.

Failure to Provide Proper Care

The family in this case state that the doctor did provide treatment quickly enough. This delay led to the man’s death. Had the man received prompt medical attention and treatment he may not have died. Delay of treatment is often considered a form of medical negligence or malpractice. The man was seeking treatment for vascular problems. Many times, vascular disease can be very serious and even life-threatening.

Published on:

When we visit a doctor for a medical problem we expect to be adequately diagnosed and treated. That is not always the case. A patient filed a lawsuit in Cook County against Eye Specialists of Chicago and Highland Park, and a doctor, alleging that improper diagnosis and care caused a serious and permanent injury. The lawsuit requests a jury trial and a judgment of more than the jurisdictional limits.

Failure to Assess Medical Condition

The patient in this case states that the doctor failed to properly assess his medical condition. The doctor did not diagnose the man’s eye infection, and therefore it went improperly treated. Misdiagnosis, or failure to diagnose, may be considered medical negligence, or malpractice. Doctors are required to provide a high level of care. After an examination, they are expected to properly diagnose a medical condition. In this instance, the doctor reportedly failed to diagnose the level of infection in the man’s eye.

Published on:

Surgical procedures usually go as they should. Sometimes, however, mistakes made before, during, or following an operation can cause harm to a patient. A patient filed a lawsuit against a doctor, hospital, and medical practice, alleging negligent medical treatment. The patient suffered a permanent disability related to the improper care of a tendon injury. The lawsuit requests damages of more than $50,000.

Improper Diagnosis of Lacerated Tendon

The man in this case was a patient of Vanguard MacNeal Hospital. The doctor did not properly diagnose his condition and therefore, adequate care was not rendered. A lacerated tendon is also known as a ruptured tendon. It may occur in the hand, foot, shoulder, and knees. Tendons are strong tissues that help areas of the body function properly. If a laceration occurs, the tendon will not work as it should, and the patient will suffer a great deal of discomfort upon movement. Prompt medical attention is necessary to prevent further damage.

Published on:

Victims of medical malpractice, and their families, are often facing incredible hardships, physically, emotionally, and financially. The law currently limits the time to file a lawsuit in medical malpractice cases to two years from the time of occurrence. One of the most difficult aspects of this time limit is the legal discovery process. Discovery can be extremely difficult and complex in medical malpractice cases, and may take longer than allotted. A recent case was decided by the Illinois Supreme Court which determined that the plaintiff would be allowed more time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Moon v. Rhode

In Moon v. Rhode, the plaintiff did immediately find out that his mother died because of medical malpractice. The medical report was only available after a medical consulting firm reviewed the case and made a determination. The report was not provided until the two-year filing limit had almost been reached, making it impossible for attorneys to file the case in time. The man argued that the discovery rule should allow the time necessary to review the matter.

Published on:

Medical care consists of many parts. The doctor and medical team need to properly diagnose the patient’s condition, determine proper treatment, and provide the necessary care. As patients, we expect our doctor to be thorough. Doctors are required to give their patients a high standard of care. Sometimes, however, that does not happen. In some cases, the doctor makes a mistake, and the patient is injured. In one recent case, a patient filed a lawsuit alleging medical negligence caused permanent damage to his eyes.

Improper Medical Care Rendered

The lawsuit was filed against Chicago Eye Consultants, MacNeal Hospital, and two doctors, stating that they provided improper medical care that caused injuries. As part of the complaint, the victims claims that the defendants did not properly perform or interpret examinations before performing eye surgery. The man was allegedly not an appropriate candidate for the type of surgery that was performed. Had the doctors properly examined and reviewed information, they would not have performed the operation.

Published on:

The parents of a boy injured due to surgical mistakes have filed a lawsuit against the doctor and others. The boy suffered a broken leg which required surgery. The parents allege that the boy’s leg was not properly treated and that he was permanently harmed due to negligent care. The complaint was filed in Cook County against Illinois Bone and Joint Institute LLC, Northwest Community Hospital, and doctors seeking damages of more than $50,000 and requesting a jury trial.

Treatment of Broken Bones

Broken bones, especially those in the leg, must be properly treated to prevent further damage from occurring. In children, a broken leg often requires surgical treatment to ensure that the bones heal in proper alignment. Proper alignment is necessary to make sure that the bone will grow at the same rate as the other leg. Another concern when surgery is required is injury to the nerves. Nerve injury may be permanent.

Published on:

Levin & Perconti has been hired to represent the family of a child who was seriously hurt while receiving medical care. The lawsuit states that the medical staff did not provide adequate treatment to the boy’s arm, which was injured due to an improper infusion.  The lawsuit was filed against the hospitals, Amita Health Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale Hospital, and two nurses alleging negligent medical care. The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $50,000.

Improper Infusion Treatment

Infusion treatment, also known as infusion therapy, is the administration of medication intravenously. This is sometimes required when medication cannot be taken orally or when immediate medication is necessary. In this case, the boy suffered severe injuries to his arm that included a burn, as the result of an error with the infusion treatment. As a result of the mistake, the boy’s arm was burned. Additionally, the injury was not adequately treated after it happened.

Published on:

We count on our doctors to give patients the best possible care. Regrettably, doctors sometimes make mistakes. These mistakes can cause serious harm or sometimes death to their patients. A lawsuit was recently brought on behalf of the relatives of a woman who died because of alleged misdiagnosis. The suit was brought against Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, Community First Healthcare of Illinois, Inc., Midwest Emergency Centralia Campus Associates, Inc. and some medical professionals and is seeking a judgment in excess of $50,000.

Medical Mistakes are Common

There are several areas where mistakes can be made. The doctor may not adequately diagnose the condition or may fail to make a diagnosis. Prescription medication may be improperly dosed or administered. Inadequate care may be provided or mistakes can be made during surgery. Medical mistakes happen very often, however, they do not always cause serious injuries. When the mistakes create a severe medical condition or death, the physician could be negligent. Medical errors are now the third leading reason for death in the United States.

Published on:

Surgery, especially spinal surgery, is a serious medical treatment and one that must be done properly. We trust that our doctors will take the care necessary to ensure that our procedure is successfully completed. Recently, a lawsuit was filed against several doctors and medical facilities alleging that negligent surgery led to a woman’s further serious injuries. The complaint states that the woman suffered injuries that required further treatment and additional surgeries after a spinal procedure was performed improperly.

Spinal Surgery Performed Improperly

According to the lawsuit, the doctors and hospitals were negligent because they performed surgery when it was not necessary. Additionally, the claim states that doctors did not utilize bone morphogenetic protein properly or in the necessary amounts. Also, the proper procedures were not completed in a timely manner. The suit also claims that the doctors were negligent in other ways which were not specified.