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December 28, 2015

Five Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), approximately one in 20 adults seeking outpatient care will receive delayed, wrong, or missed diagnosis each year. It accounts for about five percent of all patients seen annually. Though not a large number...

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November 30, 2015

FDA Pushing for Stricter Standards on Medical Tests, Citing Potential Safety and Accuracy Issues

When Americans go to the doctor and are at risk for an illness, they are often administered a test. Some of them have tried and true results but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently pointed out just how...

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November 25, 2015

Use of More Resources Among Specialists Leads to Lower Risk of Malpractice, Study Says

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, medical malpractice costs in the United States amount to approximately $55.6 billion each year. The majority of this money ($45.6 billion) is spent on defensive medicine—care that does not further diagnosis or...

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November 19, 2015

Study Highlights the Concerning Frequency of Diagnostic Errors

Tort reform advocates frequently argue that lawsuits against doctors and hospitals drive up the costs of health care. Yet, according to a recent study, hospitals are actually profiting from their own mistakes because insurers pay for longer stays and extra...

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November 13, 2015

Risky Business: Double-Booked Surgeries Becoming Commonplace in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

As a personal injury lawyer in Chicago, I hope all parents take the following safety warning into consideration – now and in the future. Although Halloween is an annual night of fun, mixing flammable costumes with jack-o-lanterns can create serious...

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November 10, 2015

Compartment Syndrome and the Importance of Due Diligence of Medical Professionals

Compartment syndrome, a serious condition that causes increased pressure in the body's muscle compartments, can be caused by even minor trauma to any part of the body. Its consequences, which can take hold quickly, can be devastating if not properly...

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November 2, 2015

Medication Errors Occur in One out of Two Surgeries, Medical Researchers Say

SOUTHTOWN STAR Five more men have filed claims in bankruptcy court alleging that they were sexually abused as boys while attending Southland Catholic schools operated by the Irish Christian Brothers, according to a Chicago law firm that’s representing the men....

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October 21, 2015

Physician Allegedly Left a Trail of Unnecessary Scars in Small Midwest Town

A settlement involving a minimum award of $1.43 billion has been reached in ongoing product liability litigation against Stryker Orthopedics. The 3,000-plus clients represented in the Stryker hip implant lawsuit will each receive a base amount of $300,000 with additional...

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