X-rays are one of the oldest diagnostic tools in medicine. The field has advanced from using x-rays to take pictures of the body to using high energy radiation to treat cancer. While the use of x-rays as a diagnostic tool is perhaps the oldest use of the technology, it is also the leading cause of malpractice suits against Chicago radiologists.
A recently published breakdown of how the state of medical malpractice suits in each of the 50 states, including Illinois, revealed this state is in what some might see as an unusual position of having relatively few medical negligence actions filed but, on the other hand, offering those that do file suits the strong possibility of getting complete and just compensation for their injuries.
Donald Trump will soon be the United States' next President. He will be sworn in on January 20. With a new administration could come changes in current laws and this has led to much discussion amongst political experts. The uncertainty regarding certain legislation has created anxiety in Chicago residents as well as others.
Chicago residents turn to medical professionals to help solve their medical problems. People expect the doctors will have the answers to their medical ailments and be able to return them to good health. However, sometimes doctors are unable to fix all medical issues. While doctors can help to make people more comfortable, they cannot always prevent all deaths.
When Illinois residents visit a medical professional they expect to be treated with the upmost care. They expect that the professional will uphold the standards of the profession and fix any potential issues that arise. Often, Illinois residents are not able to handle their own medical issues without help, and this is why they turn to trusted doctors, dentists and nurses to treat their ailments. Sadly, some of these medical professionals fail to live up to these expectations and are guilty of medical negligence.
Families in Illinois eagerly await the arrival of a new baby throughout a woman's pregnancy. A pregnancy can be an exciting time for families, friends and coworkers. However, this excitement can be laced with nerves. Having a child can be a dangerous and difficult medical procedure. While people hope that everything will go normally, a variety of serious complications can arise during childbirth.
People in Illinois trust their doctors and other medical professionals to keep them well in the hospital. People are generally in the hospital but to be treated for serious medical conditions. They expect the condition to get better not worse. However, doctors are human. They make mistakes just like everybody else. Except, their mistakes can have deadly outcomes.
Last week this blog discussed the types of nursing home abuse residents in Illinois could be wrongfully subjected to, leading to injuries or even fatalities. The issue of nursing home negligence should not be swept under the rug. Instead, families of victims of nursing home abuse should explore whether they can take any legal action against the negligent workers or facilities that were tasked with caring for their loved ones, and that failed to meet their duty of care.