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Lawsuit alleges hospital caused man's brain damage

A hospital in Illinois is facing a personal injury lawsuit after a man suffered a brain injury while in its care. The complaint, filed by the injured patient's wife on Dec. 12, claims that the staff at Alton Memorial Hospital failed to properly monitor her husband's vital signs. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are seeking compensatory damages for the man's brain injury as well as other costs.

Medical malpractice in pregnancy or labor

Families of women who have died during pregnancy or labor as a result of medical malpractice may be able to bring a civil lawsuit against the responsible party for the recovery of damages. The family may be suffering from a loss of income due to the mother's death if she was employed. They may also need to take time off themselves to care for any surviving dependents. The impact of such a loss may be far-reaching, and financial compensation may help families access the resources they need to adjust.

Diagnosing a pulmonary embolism

If an Illinois patient begins to experience shortness of breath, sudden chest pains or begins to cough up blood, there is a chance that they could be suffering from a pulmonary embolism. If a pulmonary embolism is not diagnosed in a timely manner, the condition may be fatal.

Possible treatments for pulmonary embolism

A pulmonary embolism is serious because this blockage in a lung can damage the lung and even other organs, but Illinois residents should know that it is treatable. Pulmonary embolisms are usually blood clots that travel from a leg vein to the lung, and it is important to stop a blood clot from growing and to prevent new clots.

Illinois wrongful death in medical malpractice cases

When you have lost a family member due to the negligent actions of a medical professional, you have probably been left to deal with both the immense emotional impact as well as significant financial expenses and losses. You may be left facing medical expenses for treatment your loved one received before the untimely death. You also may have incurred funeral and burial expenses as a result.

Vicarious liability in Illinois

In the state of Illinois, people who have come to harm due to the action or inaction of an organization may choose to place a civil suit against the business or group under the principle of vicarious liability. This form of liability refers to the responsibility that an employer, owner or supervisor has to properly control and regulate their employees so as to ensure safety and consistent quality of practice. This would mean that any medical business or other establishment might be included in a lawsuit that stems from a surgical error committed by an employee.

Helping grieving families pursue wrongful death claims

When a family in Chicago loses a loved one due to the negligence of medical professionals, the family may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the liable parties. Although this process can feel overwhelming for grieving families, many people choose to continue their efforts in order to seek justice for their loss.

Facts and laws about brain injuries

Some residents in Illinois might benefit from learning more information concerning traumatic brain injuries. The National Conference of State Legislatures defines traumatic brain injury as a jolt, blow, bump or penetrating injury that disrupts a normal functioning of the brain. The Center of Disease and Prevention claims that, on average, more than 50,000 people are killed and 1.7 million are injured from traumatic brain injuries every year. The indirect and direct costs related to these types of injuries is estimated to total approximately $60 billion.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice

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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