$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.
As the “new normal” of living in a global pandemic takes hold, we are seeing a host of legal questions become triggered. One large set of concerns relates to protecting the health of workers, consumers, patients and nursing home residents from the life-threatening coronavirus/COVID-19. Another set of concerns relates to protecting small businesses who are… Read More
Most physician errors are not intentional, but intent is not required in a medical malpractice case. The standard is whether a physician acts reasonably careful under the circumstances. This means that a physician can still be negligent even with the best of intentions. It is important to remember that physicians are human beings. As such,… Read More
$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.
The moments following a baby’s delivery should be a time of joy and a source of happy memories for a family. But when doctors or staff fail to take appropriate measures to safeguard the mother’s health, the occasion can become catastrophic and even deadly. What is Postpartum Hemorrhage? If the uterus is unable to contract… Read More
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
$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.
$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.
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