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April 29, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Paralysis Due to Medical Malpractice

Paralysis is one of the most traumatic injuries a person can endure in his or her lifetime. It’s difficult enough when a person is born paralyzed, but it’s an entirely different situation when a medical professional makes a preventable mistake,...

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April 21, 2020

News to Know: Substandard Senior Care, Defective Products, and Medical Errors

At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, we pride ourselves on being informed when it comes to current news that affects our clients. Once a month, we round up a list of articles that impact our practice areas, including but not limited...

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March 24, 2020

Why a Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Diagnosis May Be the Result of Medical Malpractice

Expecting parents prepare a great deal for the birth of a new baby. From meeting with doctors to setting up the nursery, preparation gives parents some sense of control as they wait for the big day. But, when complications arise...

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May 8, 2016

Reduce Your Risk of Medical Malpractice: Know How to Recognize the Signs of “Dangerous Doctoring”

In a perfect world, patients would be guaranteed high quality medical care. They would not have to worry about receiving the wrong medication or being subjected to the wrong treatment. Conditions would be diagnosed as early as humanly possible, and...

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May 3, 2016

Choosing the Right Doctor Can Reduce Your Risk for Serious Illness and Medical Mistakes

When, in any given city, there are dozens (if not hundreds) of doctors to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one to trust. Most people turn to family or friends for help. Others peruse online reviews and...

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April 30, 2016

A License to Kill: State Medical Boards and Their Role in Medical Malpractice

As trial lawyers one of our duties is to investigate hospitals when patients are neglected or abused, since our government has neither the resources nor the political will to do so. As described in a Chicago Tribunue investigation: The Illinois...

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March 29, 2016

Small Percentage of Doctors Responsible for Majority of Malpractice Claims

When people read the stories about medical mistakes and the resulting malpractice claims, they often begin to wonder if their own physician might be capable or responsible enough to care for them in a life or death situation. Many also...

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March 6, 2016

Avoidable Medical Errors Now Considered Third Leading Cause of Death in America

When people get sick, they visit their doctor to get better. When they are critically ill, they go to a hospital for treatment. But are doctors actually doing more harm than good? Evidence from the prestigious Journal of Patient Safety...

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