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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.

Couple files lawsuit regarding wrongful death of unborn child

The loss of a child is something that no parent in Illinois should ever have to experience, especially when that loss comes as the result of another party's negligence. Unfortunately, far too many families have been forced to endure a similar loss when a medical professional or facility fails to provide the necessary care during pregnancy. A couple in another state has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, claiming that the negligence of a facility and doctor led to the wrongful death of their unborn child.

Man files wrongful death claim against medical facility, doctor

Prior to performing a scheduled procedure, medical professionals in Illinois must keep watch over a patient's condition and address any concerns. Should an infection be present, doctors may choose to delay the operation to prevent complications and protect the health of a patient. A man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit following the death of his mother claiming that her doctor ignored the presence of an infection prior to performing an operation.

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.

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