Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid recently obtained a $1,700,000 Dangerous Drugs settlement for a family whose 2-month old son died due to side effects of a prescription medication that was prescribed by his pediatrician.
An Illinois woman is seeking financial damages for medical malpractice after a physician reportedly lied to her about a medical condition and gave her unapproved drugs. The woman was told that she had "pre-leukemia," according to news reports. In many cases, we talk about the failure to diagnose a legitimate medical condition -- in this case, the physician diagnosed a condition that did not even exist!
A recent study published in the Journal of Patient Safety found that 440,000 people die EVERY YEAR after suffering medical errors in U.S. hospitals. That's over 1,000 people dying every day as a result of medical malpractice and is the nation's third leading cause of death, trailing only heart disease and cancer. And these numbers don't even include people who die from medical malpractice outside the hospital setting.
Mark W. Mathys from Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid obtained a $750,000 recovery for the family of a client who was a victim of medical malpractice. Doctors at Dreyer Medical Group in Aurora failed to diagnose a rare fungal infection in our client, a 47 year old woman. As a result of their failure to timely diagnose and treat this fungal infection, the infection slowly destroyed our client's lung tissue requiring it to be surgically removed. Unfortunately, the surgery did not successfully stop the infection from spreading and our client ultimately died of respiratory failure two years later.
A woman whose botched tubal ligation led to an unexpected pregnancy is seeking financial compensation from the physician who indirectly caused her pregnancy. The Illinois woman had sought the procedure after deciding not to have any more children. The woman and her husband are both sickle cell trait carriers, and her new daughter was born with sickle cell disease. News reports show that the woman is livid about the surgical errors that led to her latest pregnancy.