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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.

1 claims negligence responsible for wrongful death of wife

Cancer is a major health condition that has affected the lives of many individuals in Illinois and across the nation. In some cases, patients may undergo a procedure to have a cancerous mass removed to reduce the likelihood the condition will worsen, and if doctors fail to provide the necessary care, the results can be catastrophic. A man in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against a medical professional after claiming that negligence led to the wrongful death of his wife.

Family files lawsuit over wrongful death of newborn child

When a child is born with a heart abnormality, medical professionals in Illinois and elsewhere may schedule an operation to attempt to repair the defect. Due to the fragile nature of newborn children, doctors must be diligent in taking every precaution, as any form of negligence could place a child's health at risk. A family in another state has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital after claiming that the negligent acts of staff members led to the wrongful death of their newborn child.

Wrongful death: Medical negligence can take numerous forms

A multitude of individuals in Illinois and elsewhere are forced to visit a medical facility for treatment each day. Regardless of the nature of one's condition, patients generally expect medical professionals to provide a certain standard of care, as negligence can have a disastrous impact on one's well-being. Unfortunately, there are a variety of scenarios in which a person could be subjected to medical negligence, and each incident runs the risk of ending with long-term consequences, or in some cases, an apparent wrongful death.

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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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