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Wrongful death: Complications of surgical infection prove fatal

Surgical errors can occur under a variety of circumstances and some of the potential consequences of such negligence could take time to manifest. For instance, infections at the surgical site can cause severe pain and suffering, and if untreated, such conditions could cause the condition of a patient in Illinois to deteriorate, potentially placing his or her life at risk in the process. A family in another state has reportedly filed a lawsuit after claiming negligent medical care after surgery led to the wrongful death of a loved one.

Medical malpractice: Hospitals using technology to stop infection

People rely on their medical providers for comprehensive health care. Though most providers adhere to that standard, there are far too many who do not. They may administer care that is wrong or unneeded, or they may even fail to offer life-saving treatment, resulting in medical malpractice. Many health care facilities are working to improve patient care by employing technology. Some hospitals right here in Illinois are using tracking technology to determine whether medical providers are washing their hands properly to prevent spreading infection to patients.

Medication error leads to wrongful death claim

There are a variety of variables that could alter the path of treatment that is necessary to treat a medical condition. An improper course of treatment could have a substantial effect on the health of a patient in Illinois and in some cases, a similar situation could leave one with life-altering injuries or worse. A family in another state was recently awarded a substantial monetary judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit after the untimely passing of a loved one.

Family awarded $9 million judgment in wrongful death claim

When medical professionals fail to properly address the condition of a patient in Illinois or elsewhere, the results can be cataclysmic. Patients who are released from the hospital after failing to receive the necessary standard of treatment can suffer in various ways, and in some cases, such an incident could prove fatal. A family in another state was recently awarded a substantial monetary judgment after filing a wrongful death lawsuit following the untimely loss of a loved one.

Wrongful death: Failure to reset device leads to sudden loss

There may be a multitude of scenarios in which the actions or decisions of another party could have a devastating impact on a person's well-being. In a medical setting, it could take little more than a single act of negligence to place the life of a patient in Illinois at risk. A family has reportedly reached a settlement agreement after filing a wrongful death lawsuit against a hospital in another state after the untimely death of a 61-year-old woman.

Wrongful death: Unnecessary operation proves fatal

There are a variety of ways in which diagnostic errors could lead to an improper path of treatment. Should a misdiagnosis leave a patient in Illinois scheduled to undergo an unnecessary surgical procedure, the impact the operation could have on his or her life could prove disastrous. A family has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after claiming that errors during an unnecessary operation led the apparent wrongful death of a loved one.

Family files wrongful death claim against hospital

The untimely loss of a loved one can be a difficult thing to accept, especially when this loss is sudden and unexpected. The process could prove even more harrowing should a family in Illinois experience a similar circumstance due to the negligent actions of another party. A family in another state has recently filed a wrongful death claim against a hospital after claiming that negligent treatment led to the untimely passing of a 23-year-old woman and her newborn child.

Wrongful death: Neil Armstrong's family awarded $6 million

Even in the presence of a major illness, families in Illinois and elsewhere may find that dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one can be a stressful and harrowing experience. When this comes as the result of another party's negligent actions, the loss could prove all the more difficult to accept. It only recently became public knowledge that Neil Armstrong's family was awarded a substantial settlement after filing a wrongful death claim following the untimely passing of the first man on the moon.

Family awarded $30 million after apparent wrongful death

Upon rushing to the emergency room for treatment of life-threatening injuries, patients in Illinois and elsewhere may rely on medical professionals to administer swift medical care. Unfortunately, this isn't always what takes place, and the longer a person is forced to wait for treatment of critical injuries, the higher the chance he or she may suffer permanent damage, or worse. A family was recently awarded a substantial judgment in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a delay in care led to the apparent wrongful death of a loved one.

Family claims experimental operation led to wrongful death of 1

Undergoing a major surgical procedure can be a stressful and harrowing process. Should anything go wrong during such an operation, the health of a patient in Illinois could be placed in jeopardy, and with new procedures, the risk of errors could be substantial. A family in another state was recently awarded a judgment of $2.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after claiming a rushed procedure led to the wrongful death of a loved one.

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