It does not sound like it would be a strong case. Because of the costs involved in litigating med mal cases, law firms are generally reluctant to contemplate something where the potential for recovery is not strong. I'm sorry for your ordeal. It's possible other attorneys could see things...View More
The first issue is did the doctor commit malpractice. Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did.
He began to exhibit strange behaviors that quickly advanced to seizure like shaking of his entire body then going completely limp and being non responsive. I took him to 1 hospital that said he was low on magnesium and sent him home. Took him to another and they did lots of tests and said it was... View More
First and foremost, it is essential for you to understand the anticipated effects and the potential side effects of your husband's medication. Psychotropic drugs, generally, have a host of very unpleasant, known side effects and many are prescribed as maintenance medication. Whether your...View More
Many errors and charting that looks as if it was copied. Wrong name listed on a record. Charting was done after my father passed as if they took care of him during that time. Wrong room numbers at times. Blood work reviewed by an LPN. Last wishes were not entered correctly in his chart so his DNR... View More
Medical malpractice cases require the Health Care Provider to have done something wrong that led to harm. Doing wrong action is not enough. It must be proven, for example, the errors you outline caused or contributed to his death. You should review these facts with experienced medical malpractice...View More
You are of course correct if you think surgeons should not unintentionally lave items in your body after surgery. It sound like you might have a strong case for medical malpractice. However, consider that the amount of damages you might recover depends upon various factors, and is not clear cut....View More
Patient presented for surgical clearance. Has diabetes-on insulin-self treats-with episodes of high/low sugars. He does not disclose on his DOT exams and adjusts his meds so that the urine testing is negative. As a CDL driver, he is obligated to report for safety reasons and he is not optimally... View More
It is important for all medical providers have a health care attorney to advise them on the normal issues, such as this, that come up, day to day. If you work for a health care system or combined practice, they should have corporate counsel with whom you can confer. The consequences are too dire...View More
What is the procedure? What is the protocol for that procedure? Does your insurance require that the procedure be performed with a local? Was a local ineffective on you in the past? What harm, if any, did you suffer? General anesthesia carries many risks (including that you may not wake up)...View More
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. No one here can say whether your surgery was unnecessary, or whether your situation is a matter of differing medical opinions. You'd need to consult with an Illinois med mal firm to discuss - a health care...View More
Facility. I ordered his chart after he passed away to see if any testing was done that could've provided treatment needed and found that the issue of a failing liver was not addressed with any of us and additional testing was never ordered. Upon request of myself the nursing home called 911... View More
I do not know anything about your situation. If a law firm has confirmed to you that the physician's actions constituted medical negligence, you can always file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. That is the State agency that licenses all...View More
On January 20th, 2021 I was experiencing a medical emergency. I had a severe abscess in my jaw that was causing extreme pain, my heart to race, body shakes and sweats and caused me to lose consciousness. I went to Thorek Emergency Room, there were no other people in the waiting room and no... View More
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, a case based on medical malpractice would require showing a breach of a duty of care and injuries that ensue as a result. The level of care/level of medical-dental specialties required to be...View More
Had shoulder surgery and still having problems from it and I have a long painful scar and nerve damage now can the hospital be liable for my problems after surgery,loss of grip nerve pains from my shoulder to my hand
Much depends when, where, and most importantly whether your nerve damage was caused by a deviation from the standard of care during this surgery. It's impossible to know the answer to the last point without a thorough review of your hospital records, your operative report, and post-operative care.
The day after my delivery I received a blood patch and the anesthesiologist that preformed the procedure was off. He didn't want to do, he was not very present while doing it, said he'd be back in 20 minutes but didn't come back for a couple hours and didn't really care that I... View More
An Illinois attorney could advise best on this, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could contact Illinois med mal attorneys to see if they would offer a free initial consult. If an attorney felt that you might have the grounds for a claim, they could request your records and review...View More
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... View More
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...View More
An attorney would need more information to answer your question. Maybe the most logical place to start would be to discuss the matter with an Illinois medical malpractice attorney. It would hinge upon whether the doctor's conduct amounted to breach of a medical duty. That's something that...View More
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