Category: Medical Malpractice

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

Did You Know?
  • 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.

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

Chicago victims of medical malpractice should understand joint and several liability in Illinois. When more than one party is guilty of negligent actions, joint and several liability plays a role in medical malpractice claims. The Difference Between Joint and Several Liability Joint and several liability impacts medical malpractice cases when two or more defendants are

Dental malpractice cases are often unreported because patients may not understand how to report dental mistakes. Insurance companies that represent dentists do not release details about dental malpractice lawsuit cases. The statute of limitations also limits the amount of time a victim has to file his or her claim. Victims of dental malpractice should report

As a medical malpractice victim, you may be wondering, “do I have a legal case for unnecessary medical treatment?” Unauthorized medical treatment is the lack of informed consent prior to a medical procedure. Informed consent requires not only that the patient consent to the surgery, medical procedure, clinical study or other medical treatment, but also

Victims of compromised healthcare information may be able to file a HIPAA violation lawsuit against the responsible party. Last month, Downers Grove, Illinois-based Advocate Health System reported the second-largest HIPAA data breach to date after four unencrypted laptops were stolen from its facility. As a result of the incident, confidential medical information and Social Security

The Illinois wrongful death statute of limitations is two years from the date of death. Exceptions may apply, however. Your best defense against missing a deadline is to talk to an experienced wrongful death attorney. They can help you understand the deadlines that apply to your case and whether you have a valid claim. When