Recently, a pediatrics resident at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago was diagnosed with tuberculosis, an infectious disease of the lungs that can often to lead to death. Since last fall, the resident has worked at three hospitals in the Chicago area and has come into contact with hundreds of co-workers and young patients. The hospitals are now trying to track down the patients so that they can be tested for the disease. As of April 12, no new cases of tuberculosis had been found in those that were tested, however that was a very small sample of the patients exposed. To read more about this tuberculosis scare follow the link.
Each year, hundreds of medical malpractice lawsuits are filed due to hospital-borne illnesses. When hospitals are negligent in preventing patients from being exposed to dangerous diseases and infections, the consequences can be devastating. If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as a result of medical negligence, please call Levin & Perconti at312-332-2872 to discuss your case with a medical malpractice attorney.