Tag Archives: medical malpractice

Nursing home sued after maggots found in patient’s ear

Facility denies wrongdoing, calling incident a ‘freak occurrence’ December 06, 2012, By Sally Ho, Chicago Tribune reporter The family of a 90-year-old Alzheimer’s patient claims poor care by a suburban nursing home allowed 57 maggots to grow in her ear, … Continue reading

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Family of man left alone in ER after asthma attack wins $7M judgment

BY LISA DONOVAN Cook County Reporter ldonovan@suntimes.com August 1, 2012 8:26PM A Cook County jury has awarded $7 million to the family of a Chicago man who was being treated for an asthma attack but was left alone in a … Continue reading

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Hospital Safety Ratings Released By Consumer Reports

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Billings Clinic in Montana is the safest hospital in the US, while Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago scored lowest, according to Consumer Reports’ first-ever list of the best and worst medical … Continue reading

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Substance Use and Medical Malpractice

For a doctor, nurse, or other hospital staff member to properly diagnose and treat medical disorders, they must have their wits about them. PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 15, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — For a doctor, nurse, or other hospital staff member to … Continue reading

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Most medical malpractice claims litigated, but few go to trial: Study

Most medical malpractice claims lead to litigation, but a majority of these are dismissed, and more than three-quarters of the relatively few against specialists that lead to a trial verdict are resolved in the physician’s favor, says a new study. … Continue reading

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Psych Ward May Have Been Overkill for Mom

By LORRAINE BAILEY CHICAGO (CN) – Police and doctors may be liable for institutionalizing a grief-stricken mother who learned that her son had been shot and said, “If something happens to my son, I’ll just die,” a federal judge ruled. … Continue reading

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NYC Multiple Amputee Wins $18M from City, Hospital

By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. at FindLaw.com Tue Mar 6, 2012 9:08pm EST How much is a hand worth? What about a foot? An eye? All of these body parts are invaluable, but when it comes to the law, they have … Continue reading

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Paramedics’ alleged mistakes in girl’s death likely to cost taxpayers

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com February 14, 2012 1:02AM Chicago taxpayers will likely spend $1.75 million to compensate the family of a 13-year-old girl who died of bronchial asthma in 2002 after a string of alleged mistakes made … Continue reading

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Study: 15% of surgeons report alcohol use disorder

Nurse.com News Monday February 20, 2012 A relatively small proportion of surgeons who responded to an anonymous survey self-reported alcohol use disorders that are consistent with alcohol abuse or dependence, according to a report. Because alcohol abuse disorders can cause … Continue reading

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The Obama Memos: The Verdict on Malpractice

Posted by Ryan Lizza Today, I’m posting a memo to the President that includes Barack Obama’s handwritten decision at the end of the document. The memo—one of several I obtained for a piece in this week’s New Yorker—was sent to … Continue reading

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