Tampa, FL asked in Medical Malpractice for Illinois

Q: Medical related, is this a case?

High risk relative was in hospital for almost a month. Had right leg amputated from infection, but still wasn’t leaving hospital anytime soon. Was given drugs several times a day. At night he coded after being given drugs but wasn’t hooked up to any machines. (Don’t know why, he was on machines everytime I visited in past) Nurse did her check and happen to notice. Medical records show 30 minutes. From given drug to check. After incident was in ICU, on respirator, and incoherent. Until had to be taken off and pass away.

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Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It could be a case, but like all potential medical negligence cases in Illinois, the entire hospital and medical charts would have to be reviewed. A doctor practicing in the same or similar practice of medicine as those who may be negligent would have to be able to author a certificate of merit stating that there was a deviation from the standard of care that was a cause of your relative's demise. So that short answer as whether there is a case or not is dependent on that review of the records.

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