Surgical procedures have made almost miraculous advancements in recent years, but it does not mean that modern surgery is infallible. In fact, you and other Illinois residents may be put at risk by innovative treatments that are still being developed and refined, especially when medical staff have less experience with newer surgical methods.
As an Illinois mom to be, your developing baby’s health and welfare likely are the top things on your mind. That is why you do your best to maintain your own health so that your baby can likewise thrive prior to birth. Unfortunately, however, you cannot control every aspect of your baby’s welfare, such as whether or not (s)he suffers a birth injury like shoulder dystocia.
Unfortunately, there are some operations or medical treatments that will require you to go under anesthesia. However, if you have never been under anesthesia before, this can be somewhat risky. Some people have anesthesia allergies, and until you're under, you may not know if you're among them.
When Illinois residents go to the hospital for surgery, they trust that the procedure will go well. Sometimes, though, people might realize that their surgeon has operated on the wrong body part. In this this situation, people usually want to understand why this error occurred.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.