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Filing a wrongful death claim against medical professionals

Illinois residents often put the lives of their loved ones into the hands of medical professionals. They trust that the doctors, nurses and other medical staff attending to their family members will keep them safe. When that does not happen and a patient dies due to a medical mistake, the victim's surviving family may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the party or parties believed to be responsible.

Hospital denies that failure to diagnose led to woman's death

Illinois readers may have heard that the trial is underway in the case of an elderly woman who was admitted to a nursing home on the East Coast only to die two hours later. Her granddaughter claims that a failure to diagnose led to her death, which is why she filed the medical malpractice case. The hospital denies the allegations, and a physician recently testified on its behalf.

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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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