The statute of limitations for medical malpractice puts a deadline on when a patient or surviving family member can bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. In Illinois, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is two years from the date that the patient discovers the claim. The statute of limitations can also begin to run when
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Patients can suffer from severe injuries from retained surgical sponges. Surgical sponges left in patients can cause severe infections because the sponge can easily wrap around the abdominal cavity. A medical malpractice lawyer may help these unsuspecting victims recover compensation for their injuries. Occasionally, doctors make mistakes while treating their patients. Some of the errors
Pancreatic cancer misdiagnosis occurs at an alarmingly high rate. Doctors frequently misdiagnose pancreatic cancer as illnesses such as peptic ulcer disease, acid reflux, or gall bladder disease. Unfortunately, this means that doctors often detect pancreatic cancer in these patients when the cancer is at a later stage. Because of this, these patients may have a
- If you are injured at work you may be able to recover compensation through a workers’ compensation claim as well as by filing a personal injury claim against responsible third parties.
- A signed liability waiver may not be enough to bar your personal injury claim if willful acts or negligence caused your injuries.
- Some SSDI claims qualify for expedited processing, allowing claimants to obtain approval in a matter of days or weeks.
Nursing errors due to fatigue include a range of medical and diagnostic errors. These encompass mistakes such as improper medication administration, failure to follow proper procedures, and other errors. The medical field attempts to address the connection between nurse fatigue and shift length by imposing shift restrictions. Still, not every nurse, doctor, or hospital is
Nuchal cord birth injuries caused by the effects of the umbilical cord wrapped around the neck often lead to severe physical impairments and permanent disabilities. A birth injury lawyer may be able to help you investigate and file a medical malpractice claim against the doctor or hospital responsible for your baby’s injury. What Is a
Many myths about medical malpractice claims and lawsuits are supported by insurance companies looking to protect their financial interests. Myths and distorted medical malpractice facts often prevent injured patients from filing medical malpractice claims. Medical Malpractice Myths and Facts Medical professionals and hospitals owe a duty of care to their patients to protect them from
Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, surpassed only by cancer and heart disease. Medical errors now out-rank cases of Alzheimer’s and diabetes in patients. Families of victims of medical malpractice deaths can fight for compensation with the help of a medical malpractice lawyer. Medical Errors Cause Patient Deaths According to
When students make mistakes that result in patient injuries, they may be held responsible for medical student malpractice if injuries are caused by negligent actions. In most cases, however, physicians are held liable for the mistakes of their students. Under vicarious liability, hospitals may also be held accountable. Who Can Be Sued for Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice pregnancy cases are on the rise. When it comes to medical malpractice, there are an unusually high number of cases related to maternity and birth complications. This is true, not only in the state of Illinois, but across the United States. Medical interventions are particularly complicated during the pregnancy and birth processes, when