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Massive medical malpractice award upheld by appellate court

When Illinois residents have to go through the entirety of a medical malpractice case, it can seem like an exhausting effort. These types of legal cases are notorious for their potential to get complicated in a hurry. Complex medical concepts might be involved, leaving even the most educated litigant puzzled. Fortunately, however, in many cases a jury will enter a verdict for the injured victim or the family of a deceased victim. That is what happened in a case involving a family in Illinois.

Fighting against the many causes of medical malpractice

There is quite a national discussion occurring right now when it comes to healthcare in America. People everywhere, including in Illinois, expect the best treatment when the time comes that they need medical care. And, the good news is that the level of competence and expertise in the medical field in America is generally thought of as the best in the world.

Birth injuries can lead to medical malpractice lawsuit

Few people can probably imagine the emotional anguish of eagerly anticipating the birth of a new baby only to find out that the doctors and nurses they trusted with their medical care made a mistake in the birthing process. But, the reality is that birth injuries are more common than they should be.

The documents you'll need in a medical malpractice case

As previous post highlighted, medical malpractice cases can be notoriously hard to prove. These cases can get highly technical, with various medical details making each step of the process sometimes seemingly more difficult than the one before it. In a medical malpractice case, quite a burden falls on the injured party. That means that are expected to keep detailed and accurate records and provide the right documentation to their attorneys.

Doctor error could have contributed to worsened medical condition

Medical professionals are tasked with the job of treating, and potentially curing, illnesses and injuries. Most are excellent at their jobs and take a lot of pride in their work. However, on occasion, a doctor error can occur that can cause further injury to an Illinois patient. If the error caused further injury, it could be compensable under medical malpractice law.

What is "res ipsa loquitur" in a medical malpractice case?

Despite the amazing recent advancements in the medical field, nothing and no one is foolproof. Doctors, surgeons and other Aurora medical professionals make mistakes, resulting in injuries to their patients. If negligence is at the root of these mistakes, patients may want to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Hold the right parties accountable for medical malpractice

When one visits a health care facility because they are sick or injured, a team of professionals assists them. Doctors, nurses, surgeons and anesthesiologists all work together to provide patients with the medical care they need. Unfortunately, this means that if an instance of negligence occurs, it may be the fault of more than one party or it may be the fault of the health care facility as a whole.

Is legal action available after a negligent surgical error?

Most people in Illinois undergoing surgery naturally are nervous about the procedure. After all, they put their complete trust in the surgeon not only to remedy their medical issues, but also not to make any mistakes that would put them in a worsened condition.

Will the tolling of a medical malpractice suit be extended?

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a decision that could have a major effect on how long a party has to file a lawsuit in wrongful death cases involving medical malpractice. Previously, the date of death was the starting point for the two years in which a person had to file a lawsuit.

Illinois man settles medical malpractice suit for $1 million

Aurora residents may be interested to hear that a settlement has been reached in the amount of $1 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving an Illinois man whose physician reportedly failed to diagnose and treat the man's cancer. The settlement followed on the heels of a Cook County jury's ongoing deliberations in the lawsuit.

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