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.
Slip-and-fall cases in Illinois come under the area of tort law known as personal injury. In case of such an injury, you may be eligible to collect compensation for the damage suffered to help pay for expenses including your medical costs. If you are experiencing injuries caused by another person, company, or establishment, contact a slip and fall personal injury lawyer to find out if your injuries are eligible for compensation.
Brenda Alcala of Dallas filed a slip and fall lawsuit and was awarded more than $4.9 million pertaining to her broken ankle in January 2010. A jury from Scott County established that Courtyard Management and Marriott International showed negligence in taking care of their premises, which resulted in a serious injury to Alcala after she slipped on the ice outside the Bettendorf hotel.
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.
Doctors make many mistakes; in fact, medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States. While doctors may be faulted for failing to treat a patient, for misdiagnosing a patient, or for committing a serious surgical error, what is rarely heard about or condemned is over-treating a patient. Over-treating a patient can be expensive for the patient, and even dangerous in some cases. Indeed, in certain situations, a patient’s over-treatment may warrant a medical malpractice claim.
Over-Treatment of Patients Cause for Concern
As the weather cools and fall and winter set in, there is a lot to look forward to; fall is beloved for its colors, and the winter holidays are often much anticipated. In addition to all of the benefits that the change in season brings, there are also a few risks associated with colder weather, including the increased risk of a slip and fall accident. Here is a look into what you need to know about cooler weather, winter slip and falls, and liability for any injuries that result.
There many causes of car accidents, but many independent experts believe that inattention behind the wheel is number one. Drivers are often reluctant to admit they were not paying attention. Since there is no roadside exam or blood test for not paying attention, drivers will need take more accountability and be sure to avoid driving while distracted or fatigued in order to prevent accidents.
Carrie Lewis, an Illinois woman, sued a Forever 21 retail store after she accidentally slipped on a “Wet Floor” sign that had fallen over and was lying flat in the middle of the entrance to the store. Lewis says, as she was leaving the store, she stepped on the sign and flew into the entrance door headfirst. Later, she had to undergo major surgery for serious injuries to her neck and back.
How Often do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?
In 2016, a 43-year-old man Gilbert Wood III filed a lawsuit for more than $25,000 against the estate of former Tommy Reuter, the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into Wood’s tractor-trailer. Woods suffered serious injuries to his neck, vertebrae, tailbone, both wrists, and the connective tissue surrounding his spine, including the tendons, muscles and nerves.