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March 2015 Archives

Lawsuit alleges hospital caused man's brain damage

A hospital in Illinois is facing a personal injury lawsuit after a man suffered a brain injury while in its care. The complaint, filed by the injured patient's wife on Dec. 12, claims that the staff at Alton Memorial Hospital failed to properly monitor her husband's vital signs. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are seeking compensatory damages for the man's brain injury as well as other costs.

Breast cancer misdiagnosis

Illinois patients may not be aware that as many as 75 percent of breast cancer misdiagnoses might result from a misinterpreted cancer biopsy. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study that involved 100 pathologists who were asked to provide their diagnostic opinion on different breast cancer biopsies. Their findings were reviewed by some of the top doctors in the medical field, and a significant number of misdiagnoses were found.

Concussion treatment for athletes

Athletes playing team sports in Illinois are at risk for suffering from a concussion during games and practices. According to the American Academy of Neurology, sports concussions are most common in football and rugby, and they are also prevalent among hockey and soccer players. After sustaining a head injury, it is important for an athlete to follow the concussion management guidelines that are outlined by the AAN.

Medical malpractice in pregnancy or labor

Families of women who have died during pregnancy or labor as a result of medical malpractice may be able to bring a civil lawsuit against the responsible party for the recovery of damages. The family may be suffering from a loss of income due to the mother's death if she was employed. They may also need to take time off themselves to care for any surviving dependents. The impact of such a loss may be far-reaching, and financial compensation may help families access the resources they need to adjust.

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Q: What is medical malpractice?

A: Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician, hospital worker or hospital, whose treatment of a patient departs from a standard of care met by those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient...

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