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September 2015 Archives

Can a prior condition cause a failure to diagnose a new one?

Many Illinois residents suffer from more than one ailment throughout their digestive system. For instance, having an ulcer is separate from suffering from Crohn's Disease (an inflammatory bowel disease that can strike any portion of the digestive system, including the stomach). This distinction became the center of a medical malpractice suit in another state, filed due to a failure to diagnose an ulcer in a patient suffering from Crohn's. 

Oxygen deprivation often leads to an irreversible brain injury

Our brains need oxygen to function properly. If at any time, the brain is deprived of oxygen for a significant amount of time, it could cause an irreversible brain injury. Such an injury could have numerous effects that can alter an Illinois resident's life.

No matter how obvious, you still have to prove medical negligence

If you or a loved one suffers because of a medical mistake, surgical error, or some other negligent act by a medical professional, you should consider legal action against any and all parties that are culpable in the case. You or your loved ones will look at the case and think "that is clearly medical malpractice, how could anyone think otherwise?"

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Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice

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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