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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.

Wrongful death claim possible after hospital removes organs

Illinois readers know hospitals owe patients a certain standard of care. This includes reaching the right diagnosis and providing proper treatment for the medical condition. When a hospital does not meet this standard, it can often result in a patient suffering and possibly even dying prematurely. Recently, a woman died due to the erroneous actions of a hospital, and now a wrongful death claim is possible.

Family claims negligence led to wrongful death of son

When patients in Illinois and elsewhere are set to undergo a medical procedure, they generally expect those performing the operation to be qualified and capable. Even in a minor procedure, the presence of negligence could place the health of the patient at risk. A family in another state has reportedly filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after a dental procedure led to the apparent wrongful death of their 2-year-old son.

Error in medication leads to apparent wrongful death

Correctly diagnosing the condition of a patient in Illinois is the first step to planning a path of treatment and prescribing the necessary medications. However, even if one's condition is properly identified, should the patient be given the wrong type of medication, the results can be catastrophic. A family in another state has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a facility after an error in medication led to the apparent wrongful death of a 64-year-old man.

Wrongful death: Medical errors rank 3rd in causes of death

Visiting a medical facility for treatment can be a scary and stressful experience and the level of care patients receive can have a significant impact on their health. Any form of negligence that is present during the treatment of a patient can have disastrous results, and in some cases, errors can prove fatal. Families in Illinois who lose a loved one due to medical errors may wish to pursue accountability through a wrongful death lawsuit, but the process can be intimidating.

Wrongful death: 1 dies after doctor burns small bowel in surgery

Undergoing a major surgical procedure can be a scary and intimidating process. Patients in Illinois who are scheduled for a procedure generally expect to receive a certain quality of care, and if doctors fail to provide the necessary care, the results can be disastrous. A family in another state was awarded a judgement of $13 million after an error during surgery led to the apparent wrongful death of a 43-year-old woman.

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