A stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. Just like a traumatic brain injury, a stroke can have severe and lasting consequences if not timely diagnosed and treated. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke explains that there are six different types of stroke:… Read More
$500,000 settlement for a 91-year-old nursing home resident that fell from his wheelchair resulting in neck fractures.
$1.169 million Cook County medical negligence verdict against a doctor who failed to adequately monitor and respond to an 84-year-old woman’s abnormal INR levels and order Coumadin to prevent a stroke. This verdict was featured on the front page of the December 1, 2015 issue of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
$1.8 million Cook County medical malpractice verdict for a 35-year-old male who lost his only remaining testicle as a result of a preventable medical error during a routine hernia surgery.
$3 million medical malpractice settlement in a lawsuit against a Chicago-area neurosurgeon for a 78-year-old woman who was paralyzed from the waist down as a result of a surgical error.
$3 million medical malpractice settlement in a lawsuit against a hospital for a 35-year-old woman whose breathing tube became dislodged, leading to her death.
$4.29 million medical malpractice settlement for a 38-year-old woman who died as a result of a hospital and five physicians failing to recognize and treat a pericardial effusion, causing cardiac tamponade. This settlement was featured in October 23, 2015 issue of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 48 million inpatient surgical procedures are performed in the United States each year. If you add in outpatient surgeries, that number is much higher. All surgeries carry risks of complications, which can sometimes be fatal. However, one potentially devastating complication of surgery — that is often… Read More
Meningitis is an inflammation of the tissues called the meninges that surround the spinal cord and brain. In addition to viruses, various types of bacteria can also cause meningitis. According to the Meningitis Research Foundation, about 50 types of bacteria can cause meningitis. The most common cause is meningococcal bacteria. Bacterial meningitis is often life-threatening and… Read More
A brain shunt is used to remove a buildup of excess cerebrospinal fluid on the brain. When excess fluid develops, it increases the pressure inside the skull and can damage the brain. Symptoms of increased fluid on the brain include a headache, vomiting, and seizures. Eventually, brain damage and death can occur. Thousands of people… Read More