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Eye care is something that must be taken very seriously. When we have a vision problem we trust that our doctor will properly diagnose and treat our condition. Sometimes, however, that does not happen. In a recent case a man filed a lawsuit citing medical negligence after the misdiagnosis of his eye condition led to his personal injury. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County against the doctor as well as Retinal-Vitreal Consultants, LTD and Mercy Hospital and Medical Center seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

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When we go to the hospital we trust that the doctors will do whatever is necessary to properly diagnose and treat our medical problems. Yet that is not always the case. In a report from the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, medical mistakes account for more than 1,000 deaths a year in the United States. Additionally, mistakes are responsible for injuries to thousands of people annually. The family of a woman who died as a result of alleged negligence has filed a lawsuit in Cook County. The lawsuit states that a hospital, doctor, nurse, and others are responsible for the wrong diagnosis, which led to the woman’s death.
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Our medical care is in the hands of our doctors, whom we trust will always provide us with the best possible treatment. Unfortunately, when something goes wrong it is cause for concern and may even be harmful. A woman recently filed a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice by a doctor at Pro Care Medical Center. The lawsuit states that the woman had a CT scan done but the doctor misread it and failed to diagnose her stroke. This delayed the treatment, which caused further medical harm and left her with permanent injuries. The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $50,000.

Stroke Symptoms in Women

There are typically five warning signs of a stroke that include sudden numbness in the arm or face, sudden confusion, dizziness, difficulty speaking, and severe headache. In women, however, there are other symptoms that are sometimes overlooked as indications of a stroke. These include fainting, seizures, pain, and problems breathing. Doctors must evaluate all of the complaints of a patient as well as review test results including CT scans in order to make a correct diagnosis. Many of the stroke symptoms of women are either ignored or misdiagnosed, leading to lack of proper treatment. In this case, the woman had a CT scan completed, yet the doctor failed to make a proper diagnosis.
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Hospitals are required to provide patients with the best possible care and people relly on doctors and staff members to keep them safe. Sometimes, however, mistakes are made and when they are they may prove to be deadly. A man has filed a lawsuit against a hospital and doctor alleging negligent care, medical malpractice, and wrongful death of his fiancé. The woman was a patient of Mount Sinai Hospital to undergo an operation. Before and during the operation, the woman’s airway was not properly checked and the doctor did not detect an esophageal intubation soon enough. As a result, the woman suffered from oxygen deprivation to the brain and died several days later.

Standard of Care
Doctors and other medical professionals are required to provide a high level of care. This is based on the fact that they have a high degree of knowledge, education, and experience in medicine. When they fail to provide proper care it may be considered medical malpractice. In this case, the doctor should have been checking the patient at all times to ensure that her airway was not obstructed. The lawsuit states that the doctor did not provide the standard of care necessary and was negligent.
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When we go to the doctor we expect that the medical professionals will help us, rather than make us worse. Sometimes, however, medical mistakes occur and when they do they can be very serious. A recent lawsuit was filed by a patient who alleges that doctors’ misdiagnosis led to permanently disabling injuries. The lawsuit names Waukegan Illinois Hospital Company, LLC, Vista Emergency Department Lindenhurst, the parent companies, and two doctors alleging medical malpractice. The woman is seeking damages of more than $50,000.

Misdiagnosis is Common
When you visit the hospital or doctor you place your health in their hands because you trust that they will properly diagnose and treat your problem. In fact, the problem of misdiagnosis occurs commonly in medical facilities and hospitals across the country. Misdiagnosis is a form of medical malpractice. Doctors must provide a high level of care to patients and correct diagnosis is the first step. In this case, the woman visited the hospital emergency room with severe chest and back pain. She was diagnosed with unspecified musculoskeletal pain and sent home. Later she was correctly diagnosed with a spinal infection.
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A woman has filed a lawsuit against a Chicago Heights hospital alleging medical malpractice in the death of her husband. The man was a patient of St. James Hospital suffering from pneumonia and other issues. The man was known to be at a high risk for developing pressure sores. While the man was in the hospital he developed a stage 2 pressure ulcer on his coccyx. The wound worsened and caused the man’s condition to deteriorate over time, leading to his death. The woman is represented by Levin & Perconti, a leading medical malpractice law firm in Chicago.

The Reality of Medical Mistakes
Medical mistakes and negligence takes place quite often. Most times, the victim is not seriously injured so the situation does not require further action. However, sometimes the negligent action causes a traumatic injury or even death. When this occurs, the victim or family is entitled to receive compensation for damages. Doctors and other medical professionals are required to provide a high level of care to patients. In this case, the patient developed a very serious bed sore within just days of treatment. Medical malpractice is never acceptable and victims need to seek recovery of damages incurred because of the negligence.
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A lawsuit was filed in Cook County by the mother whose son died after an alleged misdiagnosis at a local hospital. The lawsuit was filed against Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Children’s Hospital, and the parent company, as well as five doctors who treated the son. According to the lawsuit, the 20-year-old son was a cancer patient and was receiving treatment in the pediatric unit. He arrived at the emergency room on January 31, 2014 complaining of severe pain. He also had a rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. He underwent a variety of tests including a CT scan and blood tests and medications were prescribed. However, according to the lawsuit, only one of the two prescriptions was given to him and he later died as a result of cardiac arrest.

Misdiagnosis and Mistakes
Mistakes are certainly more common in hospitals and medical facilities than most people imagine. The hospital should be considered a place to receive treatment to improve your condition, not make it worse. In this instance, the son was only provided one of the two medications which were vital to improvement. When misdiagnosis, miscommunication, or mistreatment occurs they are all considered forms of medical malpractice. In this case, the miscommunication between hospital workers was likely the reason why he did not receive the medications that could have saved his life.
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A lawsuit filed against MetroSouth Medical Center and five doctors has been successfully settled for $4.29 million. The suit was filed on behalf of the family of a woman who died as a result of medical malpractice in 2010. The woman died as a result of the failure of doctors to recognize and treat a pericardial effusion, which led to a cardiac tamponade, causing her death. The case was set to go to trial on October 21, 2015, however it was settled instead. John Perconti and Jordan S. Powell of Levin & Perconti represented the family.

Medical Malpractice
The patient in this case died after the doctors and medical professionals failed to perform the proper tests and provide the treatment necessary. The woman went to the emergency room at MetroSouth Medical Center on the morning of February 28, 2010 complaining of chest pain. It was determined that she had low blood pressure and a CT scan was done, which showed that she suffered with what was considered a mild pericardial effusion. This condition occurs when fluid fills between the heart muscle and outer layer of the heart. The woman was sent to ICU and an echocardiogram was ordered to be done in the morning to rule out the possibility of cardiac tamponade.
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A lawsuit was filed on behalf of the estate of a woman who died as a result of alleged medical negligence. The woman was a patient of Primary Care Joliet and the suit names this facility as well as the doctor and nurses who provided care. The patient died in 2013 after suffering a heart attack. According to the lawsuit, the doctor and other medical professionals knew about the patient’s elevated blood pressure but did nothing about it. Further, they discouraged her from getting treatment elsewhere for hypertension. The hypertension was noted on more than one occasion, yet no treatment was rendered for it.

Medical Malpractice

Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are held to a high standard of law and are required to provide proper care. Malpractice may include giving the wrong care, or as in this case, failing to treat a patient. Medical malpractice is a common occurrence and diagnosis errors alone could make up 160,000 deaths each year. In this situation, the medical staff did not treat the patient for hypertension, which is known to be a leading cause of heart attack. Indeed, the woman subsequently died from a heart attack, even after asking her doctors about treatment for high blood pressure.
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The family of a man who died has filed a malpractice lawsuit against his Addison doctors and local medical center. The man died from complications after a colonoscopy and esophagus operation that went wrong, according to the suit. The operation was performed by the medical team at St. Alexius Medical Center in Addison, Illinois. The man allegedly suffered sepsis and a perforated bowel, which occurred as a result of the colonoscopy. The family is seeking compensation for medical expenses, drug costs, and other relief totally $50.000.

Malpractice Lawsuit
A malpractice lawsuit may be appropriate in many cases where negligent medical care occurred. Doctors are held to a high standard of care and must take steps to ensure that the treatment rendered is correct. In this case, the family states that the doctors were negligent in their surgery as well as in the aftercare, which resulted in a perforated bowel and sepsis, leading to the man’s death. Caregivers are required to provide appropriate care at all times. Sepsis is a severe infection in the body, making it difficult to treat. It can lead to death if it goes untreated for a length of time. Sepsis often occurs as the result of an infection in one area of the body that has not been quickly eliminated.
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