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26 Jul 2012, 4:01 am by Paul Greenberg
With the Supreme Court upholding President Obama’s signature health care reform law, and some vowing that his successor will overturn it, it is important to examine what Mitt Romney has pledged to do as President. Romney has made clear that he will institute caps on non-economic damages for medical malpractice lawsuits. This includes damages for pain and suffering, as a result of malpractice by medical professionals. Many believe that limiting such damages is harmful to patients who are injured… [read post]
22 Oct 2012, 3:34 am by Paul Greenberg
Researchers have discovered that the risk of birth defects may be increased by the type of work the father did before the baby was conceived. The study, by researchers at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, relies on data from the U.S. National Birth Defects Prevention Study. The study is an ongoing examination of the potential risk factors that apply to the most common types of birth defects, and is one of the largest of such studies ever conducted in the… [read post]
31 Jul 2012, 6:06 pm by Paul Greenberg
Personal injury lawsuits are commonly filed in cases regarding car accidents or injuries suffered on the premises of a place of business, an apartment building or someone’s home. If you are considering this kind of lawsuit, it is important to understand the factors that play a role in calculating damages. The term “damages” simply refers to the loss the injury has caused you. Damages can include, among other things, financial harm in the form of lost wages and medical bills and intangible harm… [read post]
14 Aug 2012, 6:04 pm by Paul Greenberg
Ford is developing technology that will limit access to a driver’s cell phone but only when it senses that traffic is heavy and the driver is experiencing stress. The smart car will use sonar and radar to measure traffic levels. Biometric sensors in the steering wheel and seat will measure body temperature and other indicators of stress. When the car senses that traffic is heavy and the driver is stressed, inbound calls will be directed to voicemail, and text messages will not be announced. The… [read post]
17 Oct 2013, 11:09 am by Steven Karp
Video by Stephen Karp & Peter Hart How do you know if you have a valid medical malpractice case? The best thing to do is to talk to a personal injury lawyer who can review the aspects of your situation in detail. This video is a candid conversation between two experienced medical malpractice attorneys, during […] [read post]
29 Mar 2013, 1:53 pm by Paul Greenberg
A birth injury lawsuit has been filed against medical professionals at Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois, alleging that they committed medical malpractice in performing a Caesarean section, which led to an infant’s death. The Illinois mother who filed the lawsuit claims that the C-section was not performed in a timely manner, that medical personnel did not provide proper monitoring of the fetal heart rate, and that these mistakes led to the death of the child. The… [read post]
30 Mar 2013, 1:55 pm by Paul Greenberg
A lawsuit has been filed by a woman who alleges that her child’s cerebral palsy was caused by birth injuries the child sustained during delivery. The woman claims that her daughter’s birth was prolonged because of the decision by medical personnel to not perform a Caesarean section and that this caused neurological injuries, including, but not, limited to cerebral palsy. According to court filings, the child is suffering from cerebral palsy, cognitive impairment, delays in development… [read post]
4 Dec 2009, 5:20 am
IU-Indy law Professor Eleanor Kinney recently appeared on ABC's Good Morning America to weigh-in on the recent national debate surrounding patient care and medical malpractice reform. She was joined by U of Penn Professor Tom Baker who authored the book The Medical Malpractice Myth. Click here to see a video of the discussion. [read post]
17 May 2013, 3:47 am by briadm
An Illinois mother has filed a lawsuit against the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) and attending physicians after her son suffered birth injuries allegedly as the result of a Caesarean section. The lawsuit claims that the child’s injuries are the result of medical malpractice. The mother filed the lawsuit on December 20, 2012 in the Circuit Court of Cook County, acting as her son’s guardian. The plaintiff seeks damages for her son’s injuries. The child was born by… [read post]
30 Apr 2013, 3:44 am by briadm
A former Illinois restaurant owner has been awarded $2.1 million by a jury in a medical malpractice case over injuries he suffered during medical treatment after a motorcycle accident. The Milwaukee County, Wisconsin jury found that the doctor that treated Daniel Nelson was negligent in providing medical care. The hospital and other medical personnel were not found negligent. Nelson was awarded medical and health care expenses of $994,716 and $1 million in damages for pain and suffering.… [read post]
22 Mar 2013, 1:48 pm by Paul Greenberg
A $20 million payment was approved by Cook County commissioners to the family of a toddler who suffered from damage to his brain after undergoing surgery at Chicago’s Stroger Hospital. The settlement represented was one of four payments approved by the commissioners totaling $24 million, all related to medical malpractice claims against Stroger Hospital. Justine Francique’s son Keith, now three years of age, had surgery at Stroger Hospital in December 2011 to repair an undescended… [read post]
22 Apr 2013, 3:40 am by Bob Briskman
A federal lawsuit has been filed by a man who claims he suffered from birth defects as a result of his mother taking the medication Depakote while she was pregnant with him. Depakote, or valproate, is a medication used to treat epileptic seizures, manic depressive disorder and migraine headaches. However, its use by pregnant women has been associated with side effects that include birth injuries such as spina bifida, cleft palate, genitourinary malformations and cognitive defects. The plaintiff,… [read post]
24 Mar 2013, 1:51 pm by Paul Greenberg
Dr. Nicholas Caro, a Chicago ophthalmologist who has been sued almost 50 times for medical malpractice, has now been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly taking more than $180,000 from his employees’ pension fund. The indictment charges Caro with embezzlement and mail fraud. He is alleged to have taken pension fund money and deposited it in his own or his wife’s bank accounts, using the money for personal purposes. The indictment also charges Caro with falsely reporting… [read post]
26 Mar 2013, 1:51 pm by Paul Greenberg
An occupational health center will begin operations in Normal, Illinois, with the goal of reducing work injuries and workers’ compensation costs. Integrated Work Injury Network (IWIN) opens in February with Dr. Dru Hauter as medical director. Dr. Hauter is also affiliated with Illinois Work Injury Resource Center (I-WIRC), an occupational health center in Peoria. The facility will be a non-hospital-based center for the treatment and prevention of work injuries, including X-rays, physical… [read post]
19 Mar 2013, 1:47 pm by Paul Greenberg
wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a man who died after surgery to repair a hernia. Jiries Hattar underwent surgery on December 15, 2005 at Advocate Christ Medical Center and afterward experienced abdominal pain and vomiting, as well as other adverse symptoms. According to the lawsuit, a physician’s assistant failed to report those symptoms to a doctor in a timely manner, even after the symptoms became severe in the early morning hours after the operation. The lawsuit… [read post]
27 Mar 2013, 1:53 pm by Paul Greenberg
The Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI) has announced that it collected over $10.3 million in fines for improper market conduct in 2012. The Department said that the amount of fines collected has increased due to its greater enforcement efforts and participation in multi-state examinations. DOI collected $322,000 in fines in 2011, $217,000 in 2010 and $363,630 in 2009. The enforcement includes settlements announced in 2012 with Prudential Company of America and MetLife Inc., as well as a… [read post]
16 Mar 2013, 1:45 pm by Paul Greenberg
The family of a retirement community resident who froze to death has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility and a care provider. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Genevieve Klimczak’s estate. The defendants are McHenry Villa and Home Instead, Inc. According to court filings, Genevieve Klimczak, a 91-year-old Alzheimer’s patient and resident of McHenry Villa, was allowed to leave her room and the building in the community on February 12, 2012, through a door that could not… [read post]
3 Dec 2011, 5:41 pm by medmalattorney
By Emily Mapp Brannon, Virginia (VA) Medical Malpractice Attorney As a woman and a Virginia medical malpractice lawyer, I shudder to think about how much pain a VA woman must have been in when she went to her doctor four times and asked to have her intrauterine device contraceptive removed.  The IUD was left implanted long after its scheduled removal date, but the woman’s doctor dismissed her concerns and blamed her pain on scar tissue. CT About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice… [read post]
2 Apr 2013, 3:11 am by Paul Greenberg
The state agency in charge of licensing and discipline of doctors – including tracking those who have made medical malpractice payments – has had its funding cut. Eighteen out of 26 medical investigators and staff have been laid off from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which provides licenses for the 46,000 doctors in the state, and investigates claims of wrongdoing. The agency said the cuts were necessary because of a $9.6 million shortfall in the… [read post]
3 Dec 2011, 5:31 pm by medmalattorney
By James Lewis, Virginia (VA) Medical Malpractice Attorney When we go to the hospital, we put our lives in the hands of doctors and nurses. We expect the health care providers to be knowledgeable and to use their knowledge to save our lives. A man is now dead in Virginia from blood loss during heart surgery.  He was already suffering from a mortal artery injury – a complication that should have been recognized as dangerous — when his doctor prescribed him a medication that led to his… [read post]