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February 9, 2022

UCLA Settles Gynecologist Sex Abuse Suit For $243.6 Million

The University of California has agreed to pay $246.3 million to settle allegations that hundreds of women were sexually abused by a former UCLA gynecologist, The Associated Press reports. The university ignored decades of complaints and deliberately concealed abuse by...

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December 29, 2021

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Michael Mertz as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Illinois

The National Trial Lawyers and Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. are pleased to announce that Michael Mertz has been selected for inclusion into the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Illinois.  Only a select group of...

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August 4, 2021

How Preeclampsia Can Affect a Baby

Of all the birth complications that can arise for a mother and newborn, preeclampsia is one of the most dangerous. Though it should be prevented through careful medical care, preeclampsia may cause a range of painful, traumatic symptoms for the...

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July 6, 2021

Are My Child’s Health Issues Due to a Lack of Oxygen During Labor?

While most mothers give birth with little or no complications, there are a number of issues that can arise during the delivery process. Each pregnancy and each mother’s medical history and needs are unique. Though healthcare professionals are trained for...

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June 29, 2021

What to Know About a Preeclampsia Medical Malpractice Case in Illinois

The risks of preeclampsia to a mother and baby are significant. If not properly diagnosed or promptly treated, the complications could result in mental and cognitive impairment for the baby, or even death of mother and/or child. If this traumatic...

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June 29, 2021

Illinois Attorneys Share Real-Life Medical Malpractice and Preeclampsia Cases

As a patient in a hospital, you expect to receive a high level of care and to leave the hospital better than when you came in. In most instances, the patient receives suitable treatment and suffers no ill effects. There...

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June 29, 2021

How to Know If Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy Could Be Related to Undiagnosed Preeclampsia

Despite access to some of the world’s most advanced health care facilities and medical treatments, giving birth in the United States is often fraught with avoidable complications for both mother and child. Among the complications that can arise during pregnancy,...

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June 29, 2021

When to Sue for a Preeclampsia Misdiagnosis in Illinois

Chicago is home to many hospitals and medical schools, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, the University of Chicago Hospitals, Rush University Medical Center and Advocate facilities including Lutheran General Hospital and Christ Hospital. However, medical mistakes—such as...

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