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Illinois man gets $15M for wife's childbirth death

An Illinois man whose wife died while giving birth to the couple's child in 2008 has been awarded more than $15.5 million in connection with the medical malpractice case. The wrongful death reportedly occurred in a Chicago-area hospital when the woman died from blood hemorrhage. Physicians had failed to diagnose the 33-year-old mother with a potentially fatal complication known as placenta accrete.

Illinois family gets $2.4M for malpractice suit

An Illinois jury has awarded $2.4 million to the estate of a nurse who died after emergency room physicians failed to appropriately diagnose her bowel obstruction in 2007. The woman, age 47, died because of the failure to diagnose, leaving behind her husband of 24 years, along with a son and granddaughter.

Hospital Fall Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed in Cook County

Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid recently filed a Medical Malpractice lawsuit against Palos Community Hospital in Cook County for a traumatic brain injury our elderly client received when he fell in his hospital room. 

Illinois suit filed by patient who swallowed dental instrument

The "duty of care" individuals owe to one another is different from the "standard of care" physicians are required to provide for Illinois patients. Negligence is rooted in careless personal behavior that may or may not be intentional. Medical malpractice, like surgical errors or failure to diagnose correctly, is negligence at a professional level.

Would your doctor admit to a medical mistake?

If your doctor made a medical error in treatment, how would you know? In some situations, you might not know unless your doctor or medical provider told you about the mistake. But many doctors do not disclose medical mistakes and other situations. One doctor, in a recent opinion piece in a nationally recognized newspaper, says that should change.

Doctor accused of botching robotic surgeries

Robotic surgeries are an increasingly common way to perform surgeries such as repairing heart valves, transplanting organs, and removing prostates and gallbladders. Some believe the surgeries can lead to less pain and a faster recovery time. But others are questioning the uses and safety of the devices - and in one case, of a doctor who performed surgeries using robots.

Significant patient safety concerns for 2013: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about pressing patient safety issues likely to receive a great deal of attention in the coming year. In an effort to reduce the prevalence of medical malpractice specifically and preventable medical errors generally, new reporting guidelines are going into effect in 2013. They will target patient safety in a variety of critical ways.

Significant patient safety concerns for 2013: Part I

In 2013, new federal quality reporting mandates go into effect. This means that when facilities and providers provide excellent patient care, they will be recognized for those efforts. Similarly, facilities and providers who are regularly guilty of medical malpractice and fail to improve their processes will be penalized for their lack of progress. So where do hospitals, doctors and patients need to focus in 2013? There are several pressing patient safety concerns that everyone needs to be aware of and be working towards solutions for in the coming year.

Study Suggests Frequent Mammograms Not "Cost-Effective"

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the cancer that American women of every race and ethnicity are most likely to develop, other than skin cancer, is breast cancer. In fact, the National Cancer Institute estimates that approximately one in eight (just over 12 percent) of women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

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