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Are prescription errors common?

Anytime medicine is involved, proper measurements are crucial. Depending on the type of health need, taking correct dosages at the rights times can be paramount to a patient's well-being. Most Illinois residents who require regular medications understand the importance of the details when it comes to daily routines.

4 common emergency room mistakes

When you go to the emergency room, you expect to receive prompt and effective treatment. Unfortunately, you may fall victim to medical mistakes in the emergency department. Emergency room errors are surprisingly common-there are as many as ten million mistakes in emergency rooms each year.

Mathys & Schneid Wins $7,250,000 Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

Mark W. Mathys and Mark T. Schneid recently obtained a $7,250,000 settlement for our client in a failure to diagnose medical malpractice case in Cook County, Illinois.

Can "patient dumping" affect you or a loved one?

If you or a family member needed to go to the hospital, would you be assured that you would not be forced to leave until staff was sure you had a safe way to get home? The thought of being pushed out of the emergency room in unsafe conditions sounds unspeakable, yet it occurs more often than you think in hospitals across the country, including in Illinois.

Pharmacy inattention and mixed meds: a deadly combination

In 2016, the Chicago Tribune released stunning results of a test reporters conducted primarily in Illinois pharmacies. One by one, hiding the fact they worked for the newspaper, the reporters requested two prescriptions filled at once. Surprisingly, more than a few of the pharmacists dispensed the medication routinely and then went on to serve the next customers.

The high risk of surgical errors

At the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid in Illinois, we understand that having to undergo surgery is a very significant event in your life. All surgical procedures, even those described as minor or routine, have known risks. Sometimes, however, a surgery “goes bad” for reasons having nothing to do with known risks.

Benefits of seeking a second opinion

Cancer has become a disease that most families have come face-to-face with at some point. The number of people diagnosed with various types of cancer each year are many. One positive thing for some people is that many types of cancer are possibly curable or at least manageable. That, however, does not negate the seriousness of a cancer diagnoses nor the impact on a person's life. If you have recently been told you have cancer, you may want to consider getting a second opinion.

DISCOVERY RULE PROVIDES NEW AVENUE FOR JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS IN WRONGFUL DEATH ACT AND SURVIVAL ACT CASES

The Illinois Supreme Court has now provided a new avenue for victims in wrongful death act and survival act cases: the discovery rule. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/13-212(a), the discovery rule establishes that, within a four-year statute of repose, any claim of malpractice against a physician or hospital must be filed within two years of the date on which the claimant knew or through the use of reasonable diligence should have known of the existence of the injury or death for which damages have been sought. In Moon v. Rhode, the Illinois Supreme Court found that it was an issue of fact in wrongful death and survival actions predicated upon medical malpractice as to when the individual knew of the injury and its negligent cause. The discovery rule can now extend the wrongful death act and survival act statute of limitations beyond the two-year anniversary of death. 

Malpractice settlement costs and apology laws

Medical malpractice suits across the country cost hospitals millions of dollars a year, and in Illinois, Crain’s Chicago Business reports that two public hospital systems alone have racked up over $160 million in settlement costs since 2012. The two Chicago hospital systems in question are University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System and Cook County Health and Hospitals System, and over the past four years, each have paid out at least $80 million for medical negligence settlements.

  1. "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....
    -Jeff D.

  2. "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....
    - Dave

  3. "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.
    -Jennifer

  4. "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day... -Larry

  5. "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.
    - Tyler D.

  6. "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.
    - Karen K.

  7. "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends. -Dan H.

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