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March 3, 2020

Was Your Child Diagnosed With Cerebral Palsy? How and When to File a Medical Malpractice Claim

Does your child have cerebral palsy? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of children are born with cerebral palsy every year. Studies show that a significant number of children born with this condition develop it as a result of...

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December 12, 2016

Study Indicates More Doctors are Willing to Cover Up Their Mistakes

After a decade of consistent increases in Motorcyclist deaths, the statistic made a dramatic fall last year, potentially due to motorcyclists being budget conscious and riding less. (J. Lowry, Washington AP, 4/22). The study, which is “set for release Thursday,...

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September 16, 2016

Hospitals Claim They May Change How They Handle Medical Errors – Too Good to Be True, or an Honest Effort?

Earlier this year, the BMJ published a frightening and ground-breaking report – medical error, or medical mistakes made during the course of treatment, cause more deaths than traffic accidents, construction accidents, diabetes, and even obesity. In fact, the only cancer...

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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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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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July 29, 2015

ProPublica Finds Disturbing Information while Analyzing Complication Rates of 17,000 Surgeons

Since the 1999 publication of “To Err is Human,” a landmark report from the Institute of Medicine on the number of medical errors in the United States, patient safety has been at the forefront of health care discussions. Unfortunately, little...

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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 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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