Posts Categorized: Medical Malpractice

How Do You Prove Fault in a Medical Malpractice Claim?

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Essentially, medical malpractice is a lack of care. It’s more than a mistake or a bad result. So, the medical standard of care is very important in these claims. For example, if Steve breaks his arms, according to the standard of care, Steve’s doctor must visually assess his injury. Then, Steve’s doctor must perform some diagnostic tests… Read more »

Medical Malpractice – Delayed or Misdiagnosis of Cancer

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Cancer is diagnosed in millions of people every year. It is a well-established fact that it is critical to catch cancer in its early stages in order to mitigate its effects or cure it. Unfortunately, delayed or misdiagnosis of cancer is a common problem nowadays, and it can be a case of medical negligence. When… Read more »

How Can Comparative Negligence Affect Your Medical Malpractice Case?

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Generally in a medical malpractice case, a patient makes a medical negligence claim against a healthcare provider for breaching the duty of care or failing to use proper skill when providing treatment. The healthcare provider, in their defense, may try to shift the blame onto the patient and prove that their own negligence resulted in… Read more »

Does an Early Discharge from a Hospital Indicate Medical Malpractice?

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Doctors in hospitals are often observed making the mistake of signing the discharge papers too early, which may cause the condition of the patient to deteriorate over time. For example, if a patient recently had an open-heart surgery and was discharged too early, there is a high chance they did not recover up to the… Read more »

How to Know If You Are a Victim of Medical Malpractice

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In Illinois, medical malpractice is considered a serious offense. While it is understandable that accidents do happen and not every medical mistake can be linked with malpractice, there are certain cases where doctors should be held liable for the negligence on their part. The victims of medical malpractice are awarded compensation for lost wages, pain… Read more »

Caps on Damages in Illinois Medical Malpractice Cases

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No one likes to think about the fact that if they are severely injured at the hands of a medical professional, the amount of money that they are able to recover might be limited. Luckily, post 2010, those victims who file a medical malpractice case in Illinois no longer have to worry about the previous… Read more »

What Is the Standard of Care in Illinois Medical Malpractice Cases?

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Acts of medical error cause harm to hundreds of patients in the United States every year. However, a victim of a medical error does not have a lawsuit against the medical professional unless he or she can prove that the health care professional violated the medical standard of care that is set forth by Illinois… Read more »