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Wrongful death: 1 dies after having allergic reaction to dye

Having an allergic reaction can be a scary experience, and in some cases, a similar incident can be deadly if the reaction isn't treated promptly. Individuals in Illinois who visit a hospital for treatment may expect doctors to keep a constant watch over their conditions to prevent a similar incident from causing harm to their health. A family has been awarded a substantial monetary judgment in a medical malpractice lawsuit following the wrongful death of a 40-year-old woman.

Wrongful death: Delay in treatment leads to death of child

A woman has been awarded a judgment of $4 million at the conclusion of a recent medical malpractice trial following the untimely death of her 1-month-old child. Such a loss is something that no parent should ever have to endure, especially when it occurs due to negligence. Families in Illinois who experience the loss of a child under similar circumstances could speak with an attorney for assistance in pursuing compensation through a wrongful death claim.

Wrongful death: Doctor found negligent during investigation

When individuals in Illinois visit a hospital for treatment, they may see a variety of medical professionals during their stay. With numerous doctors and nurses assisting with the care of a patient, keeping a person's treatment and condition documented thoroughly could be essential to ensuring the proper care is provided. A doctor in another state has recently agreed to a reprimand after his negligence led to the apparent wrongful death of a 67-year-old woman.

Family claims misdiagnosis led to wrongful death of loved one

When a patient in Illinois or elsewhere begins to exhibit signs of the possibility of internal bleeding, obtaining immediate medical care could prove crucial to his or her well-being. A delay in treatment for similar issues can have devastating results, potentially leaving a family to mourn the untimely loss of someone dear. A family in another state has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor and medical facility, claiming that negligence led to the wrongful death of a 69-year-old woman.

Loss of a child leads to wrongful death lawsuit against hospital

No family should ever have to endure the loss of a child due to the negligence of another party. Unfortunately, such a tragic experience occurs far too often when a patient in Illinois fails to receive the proper care during childbirth. A woman in another state has recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a medical facility, claiming that a prolonged period of labor led to the death of her child.

Wife of former Eagles singer Glenn Frey files wrongful death suit

In the diagnosis and treatment of a medical condition, timing and accuracy can make all the difference. Patients in Illinois and across the nation generally rely on medical professionals to be capable of identifying a condition in a timely manner so that the proper treatment can begin, as failing to do so can have devastating results. The widow of former Eagles band member Glenn Frey has recently filed a lawsuit against a doctor and medical facility, accusing each party of wrongful death via negligence.

Wrongful death: family awarded $2 million following death of son

When a family in Illinois is forced to take their child to a medical facility, they generally expect to receive a certain standard of care. When medical professionals fail to be diligent in the evaluation and treatment of a patient, their negligence could cause a great deal of harm to his or her health. A family in another state has recently been awarded a $2 million settlement following the wrongful death of their 17-year-old son.

Routine surgery leads to wrongful death of teenage girl

When patients in Illinois and across the country are set to undergo a routine surgery, they place their safety in the hands of those performing the procedure. While in many cases, there may be little risk involved, even the simplest of procedures can be dangerous if negligence is present. Should a family be forced to endure the loss of a loved one under similar circumstances, they may choose to pursue restitution through a wrongful death claim.

Lack of communication leads to wrongful death of woman

When a patient in Illinois is suffering from a serious medical condition, his or her treatment may be left in the hands of multiple medical professionals. When more than one individual is responsible for caring for a patient, communication could be of the utmost importance. A family was recently awarded a $10 million judgment after a jury came to the conclusion that a lack of communication contributed to the wrongful death of a 70-year-old woman.

Family awarded $4 million regarding wrongful death of mother

Childbirth should be an occasion for joy, not for mourning and grief. The advancements in medical care have reduced a great deal of the risks associated with labor, but a mother or child in Illinois may still suffer harm in the presence of negligence. Losing a loved one under similar circumstances can be difficult to accept, and may prompt surviving family members to pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim.

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Q: What is medical malpractice?

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