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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.

Wrongful death: Family awarded $6 million after death of mother

When a medical emergency occurs, an individual in Illinois or elsewhere may be forced to place his or her health and safety in the hands of others. Emergency responders and professionals endure years of training to prepare for a variety of medical scenarios, and if they do not provide a patient with the proper treatment, he or she may suffer severely. Should an individual pass away on account of such negligence, surviving family members may choose to pursue restitution through a wrongful death claim.

Wrongful death: Mother tragically smothers baby in hospital

For most Illinois parents, having a child is a momentous and joyous occasion. It is also exhausting and sometimes medically challenging for the mother in the days following childbirth. One mother in a nearby state suffered a terrible tragedy after accidentally smothering her son in her hospital bed. She has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the medical facility, alleging that its negligence resulted in his death.

Wrongful death: Woman files lawsuit after untimely death of son

Patients in Illinois and elsewhere who are admitted to the hospital typically have conditions that require constant monitoring. Certain conditions could lead an individual to have thoughts of harming his or herself, and supervision is often required to protect the safety of the patient. Unfortunately, these patients may sometimes be left alone for extended periods, and a lawsuit has recently been filed against a facility and a doctor after a woman claimed that negligence led to the wrongful death of her son.

Hospital accused of wrongful death re overdose on pain medication

The untimely loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult to overcome, especially when it is the result of the negligence of another party. Patients in Illinois and elsewhere who are forced to visit a hospital expect medical professionals to be able to provide an adequate level of care, which unfortunately isn't always what they receive. A family in another state has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a medical facility concerning the death of a 35-year-old woman.

Disabled man's brother accuses hospital of wrongful death

Certain individuals in Illinois and other states have serious medical conditions that restrict their ability to make decisions for themselves. Many of them have caregivers that are responsible for important decisions, but these individuals may not be around at all times. In the event that a disabled person is severely injured in a hospital, there may not be time to wait before administering treatment. A man has passed away after a similar incident, leading his brother to accuse the hospital of wrongful death.

Family claims wrongful death after man dies from blood clot

When a person is forced to undergo surgery, there are often various risks involved during and after the process. Patients in Illinois expect medical professionals to advise them of any possible risks, and to provide them with adequate treatment to avoid any health complications. Unfortunately, some individuals do not receive the information and/or care required, which has led to the wrongful death of many people over the years.

Dosage based on outdated information leads to wrongful death

Patients visit hospitals on a daily basis with common symptoms such as fever and aching. While these can often be non life-threatening, failure to properly address and treat a medical condition can have catastrophic results. Any form of neglect in the treatment of a patient in Illinois, no matter the severity, can do serious harm to his or her health, or worse. A man in another state is accusing a facility of medical malpractice resulting in the wrongful death of his wife.

Failure to monitor serious injury can lead to wrongful death

People expect a certain quality of treatment when visiting a medical facility. Failure to meet an acceptable standard of care can have a negative impact on the health of a patient. If a medical facility is suspected of negligence during the treatment of a patient, they may be held accountable. Families in Illinois who have lost loved ones in similar situations may choose to pursue a wrongful death claim through the civil justice system. 

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