Articles Posted in Delayed Diagnosis

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A medical malpractice attorney has filed a motion for a new trial after blaming a local paper for jury tampering. According to the plaintiff’s medical negligence attorney, agents associated with the newspaper handed out copies of the publication near the courthouse while the trial was taking place. The paper allegedly was covering the trial as it happened and that lead the plaintiff’s attorney to accuse the paper of jury tampering. The client sued her physicians for their delayed diagnosis of breast cancer. To read more about the medical malpractice attorneys‘ allegations, follow the link.

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Chicago medical malpractice lawyer Steven Levin recently settled a case for $1 million on behalf of a Chicago boy who suffered brain damage and hearing loss when a doctor failed to diagnose his meningitis. The boy, now 10 years old, was only 8 months old when the injury occurred. His parents took him to the pediatrician twice and on both visits the doctor failed to recognize that he had pneumococcal meningitis. It was not until he had multiple seizures and was taken to the emergency room that doctors diagnosed his condition. As a result of this delayed diagnosis, he suffered brain damage and hearing loss. Since the boy was so young at the time of his injury, his attorneys had to wait for his medical conditions to develop so that they could truly understand the effects of this mistake. A Cook County judge ordered the medical malpractice settlement on April 15, 2009.