Many people dread a trip to the doctor's office, even more so a trip to the hospital. For some, there is something terrifying about yielding control of their bodies over to strangers. Hospitals are buildings that deal with life and death and remind us of our mortality. Are these fears unfounded? Most of the time patients find themselves in capable and caring hands. When they do not, the results can be devastating. One Kevin Baldridge, a 64-year-old patient at St.
We should all be in awe of the latest advancements in medical technology. Lasers can fix our eyes to where glasses and contacts are no longer needed. These cutting rays of light are used to successfully treat medical ailments from kidney stones, to tumors, to even cosmetic issues like varicose veins. Unfortunately, no treatment is without its risks. One family in Peoria Illinois found this out firsthand.
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.