Many states limit the amount of recoverable damages in medical malpractice claims but, Illinois has no such limit. The jury, and only the jury, determine a reasonable amount of damages in a medical negligence case. These damages include compensatory damages for both economic and non-economic losses. Reasonable, full, and fair compensatory damages discourage future misconduct… Read more »
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Most medical malpractice claims settle out of court. Since doctors have a fiduciary duty, the highest level of responsibility in Illinois law, there’s usually no such thing as a medical “accident.” Instead, there’s usually only medical negligence or a lack of care. However, most of these claims don’t settle quickly. The issues in these cases… Read more »
Electronic Health Records have changed the practice of medicine. Not all these changes are good. The average doctor spends almost six hours a day on EHR-related tasks. When doctors are doing paperwork, they are not focusing on patient care. This lack of focus is most apparent, and most dangerous, in the areas discussed below. Inattention… Read more »
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