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January 2014 Archives

Study links traumatic brain injury, premature death of sufferer

Suicide and depression are rising as concerns in the fields of sports medicine and traumatic head injury in Illinois and around the nation. Whereas the physical event causing the trauma may once have been the sole area of attention, doctors were finding that adverse psychological issues that can develop after a brain injury are serious concerns in themselves. This led to a recent study that found a support network was needed by traumatic brain injury patients to monitor them for signs of depression and intervene should they be found.

Surgical equipment left inside patient; malpractice lawsuit filed

Patients in Illinois may want to learn about a medical malpractice suit that was filed by a woman and her husband after surgeons found a surgical glove left in her abdominal cavity during a previous surgery. The Montana couple is suing physicians at Creighton University Medical Center and Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction in Nebraska for failure to tell her the initial surgery was unlikely to help her get pregnant, professional negligence and damaging her family relationships.

Robotic surgery injuries under-reported

Patients in Chicago, Illinois, and elsewhere may be interested in a developing investigation into multiple cases of serious injury after the use of robotic devices in surgery. One woman who underwent a hysterectomy with a robotic surgical device suffered a punctured intestine, which led to septic shock and other issues. A man who went through prostate removal surgery with a robotic device suffered nerve damage to multiple limbs.

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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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