Pregnancy is an incredibly vulnerable time for the mother and the infant: Many things can go wrong, and the risk of medical complications for parent and child is high. Because this process is so sensitive, with many factors and variables, this is also a precarious time for doctors and other health care professionals. One OB-Gyn in Crystal Lake can attest to this first hand.
In 2012, 65-year-old Elgin, Illinois resident and Vietnam war veteran Bill Hein was admitted for what the doctors called a routine surgery to treat his prostate cancer. The surgery happened in June of 2012 at Sherman Hospital. The procedure itself went smoothly. Afterward, Mr.
On-the-job injuries are a frequent hazard, particularly for those who engage in any type of manual labor. Even a minor wound or sprain can send a worker to the hospital. You expect to be treated with the utmost care so that you can recover your health and get back to work. A worker loses wages every day he or she is forced to miss work to recover from an injury. This is why when a trusted medical professional does not meet that expected level of care, the results can be devastating.
There are few relationships more trusting than that of doctor and patient. A person seeking medical attention is often quite vulnerable, and relies on his or her doctor for protection and care. Doctors carry a heavy burden when they treat their patients, but what happens when that relationship is violated?
Suing OSF Healthcare and a neurosurgeon in 2009, a Poplar Grove woman, Mary Friday, alleged that the doctor left her disabled by operating on the wrong side of her body. The case moved to trial nine years later.
Larry Diener, a truck driver and hobby farmer who was told by his doctors that he needed colon surgery in 2014, underwent a colon resection at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon. Following the shoulder surgery, he got sick and took three rounds of antibiotics in 2018.
A recent incident urged a mother to consider filing a medical lawsuit. Her son was born with cerebral palsy and brain impairment. However, the mother found that Kentucky, where she lived, required medical malpractice lawsuits first go through a review panel of doctors before they reach the courts.
According to The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and the website MedPage, there have been more than 500 cases in which the doctors commit malpractice in one state and then obtain a clean license in another state. One such case came hit the headlines recently when Dr. Jay Riseman, who practiced surgery in Illinois, was sued for committing malpractice 13 times in his 15-year. He then moved to Kansas City and continued his medical career.
SSM Health Care will have to pay $1.36 million to a couple from Jefferson County for medical malpractice resulting in death of a 14 week old fetus in 2012. The trial continued for five days and the 12 jurors established that SSM was careless in releasing a pregnant woman when she was not well. The woman, Lindsey Setzer, reported to have been suffering from kidney stones and an infection in her urinary tract that led to the loss of her fetus.
If you have suffered harm at the hands of a healthcare provider, be it a nurse, doctor, pharmacist, or another health professional, you may have a cause of action to file a medical malpractice suit against the healthcare professional and recoup damages for your losses. However, in order to win your lawsuit, you will have to prove that the professional in question breached the medical standard of care owed to you. Our lawyers at the office of Newland and Newland can assist you in understanding what the medical standard of care is and how to prove it.