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Illinois Medication Errors Can Cost Lives

In busy hospitals human mistakes can result in serious consequences. One common mistake is a medication error where either a nurse or pharmacist incorrectly prescribes or fills a prescription. This can happen easily with medication that have similar sounding names such as Celebrex and Cerebyx, or in a noisy fast paced environment a medication may be entered in the wrong patients chart.

Illinois Law Brings Physician Database Back Online

Patients will soon be able go online to look up information on Illinois doctors, including judgments and settlements in medical malpractice lawsuits, because Gov. Pat Quinn signed the "Patient Right to Know Act" on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. The law reinstates a "popular web-based tool," which was available in Illinois for roughly two years. But after the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a medical malpractice reform law in its entirety, the state was forced to halt the feature, which included a physician-profile tool. The searchable database, which is expected to be up and running in roughly two months will include information on more than 46,000 doctors.

New Study: Doctors Commonly Make Contextual Errors

Dr. Saul Weiner was testing an underweight, elderly man for cancer, a typical cause of extreme weight loss in the elderly. When Dr. Weiner asked the man where lived and if he ate regularly, his evasive answers lead Dr. Weiner to realize the man did not have cancer, but was homeless and starving.

Early Breast Cancer is Commonly Misdiagnosed

The earliest stage of breast cancer is called ductal carcinoma in situ, or D.C.I.S. Pathologists in the United States conduct hundreds of thousands of breast biopsies every year and mammography technology has advanced in the past 30 years. However, D.C.I.S. is difficult to diagnose and studies have shown that many pathologists have given incorrect diagnoses.

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    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.

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    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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    Brake failure a frequent cause of commercial truck crashes

    In terms of size and weight, commercial trucks tend to trump passenger vehicles. As a result, the drivers and passengers in the smaller vehicles typically suffer the most when the two collide. Because it takes so much to stop a...

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    Construction’s “Fatal Four” cause majority of worker deaths

    As someone who earns a living working in construction, you may be well aware of the various dangers you face each day when you clock in. You may not, however, realize just how many construction workers lose their lives to the...

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  • Aug 03

    Illinois' problem with drunk and speeding drivers

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