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November 12, 2014

Study Shows Only Four Percent of Medical Malpractice Victims in Illinois Pursue a Claim Each Year

“ Medical negligence occurs far more often than the number of cases reported for litigation. According to research published by Northern Illinois University College of Law, an estimated 4,325 patients die in hospitals in Illinois every year from preventable medical...

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October 31, 2014

Question of Accountability: Doctors Violating Standard of Care Eligible for Licensure in Other States

Two years ago, a Chicago dance instructor tragically lost her life when an Amtrak train struck her SUV as she attempted to cross the train tracks in University Park. According to a Federal Railroad Administration report released this week, the...

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October 28, 2014

Medical Malpractice Cases Continue to Climb for Nearly Two Decades

The Institute of Medicine's (IOM) study “To Err is Human” was published over a decade ago with medical malpractice statistics showing that between 44,000 and 98,000 patients are killed in hospitals every year as a result of medical errors, leading...

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October 22, 2014

Approximately 40 Percent of Illinois Doctors Yet to Switch to Electronic Medical Records

According to an article published by the American Academy of Family Physicians, doctors follow a risk management protocol when it comes to dealing with concerns surrounding possible cases of medical malpractice. The article refers to the “4 Cs” of risk...

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