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April 2014 Archives

Outpatient care under scrutiny for misdiagnosis

As many Illinois residents may know, hospital safety has come under scrutiny in the past, and now outpatient dynamics are being examined. As patients move between primary caregivers and hospitals or specialty care, information may be lost or not shared between the health care providers.

Alleged failure to diagnose results in kidney failure, lawsuit

An Illinois woman is seeking $250,000 in damages after a doctor allegedly failed to diagnose her properly, leading to her subsequent kidney failure. The misdiagnosis occurred when the woman sought treatment from the doctor between January 2012 and April 2013, according to the lawsuit. Her condition reportedly declined so much during that time that the woman had to be hospitalized due to the failure of her kidneys.

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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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