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The Radiation Treatment Used to Cure You May Kill You

When they hear the words medical malpractice, most people think of an immediately apparent injury or death that was caused by a doctor treating an injury or illness. Maybe there was a surgical error or the wrong medication was prescribed that caused the injuries. But what about latent harm that you never knew could happen?…

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Common Medical Malpractice Defenses

Doctors make mistakes for many reasons. They fail to make a proper or timely diagnosis. They may prescribe the wrong medications. Surgeons often fail to respond to emergencies competently during surgery. Most doctors, even when they make clear mistakes, won’t admit to their mistakes because their livelihood may be at stake. Many physicians will assert…

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New Law Protects Against Surprise Medical Bills

The healthcare in our country is as famous for being amazing as it is notorious for being expensive. Even with insurance, people are forced to pay astronomical copays and extra fees for services they need to survive. Those without insurance can and do die simply because they cannot afford treatment. It is downright evil, seeing…

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What Is Pharmacy Malpractice?

There are many types of medical malpractice other than physician malpractice. Hospitals and diagnostic centers can also commit malpractice. One type of malpractice that can often be deadly is pharmacy malpractice. Pharmacists fill and distribute the medications you need if you have any type of illness. Sometimes, patients receive a container or package of medications.…

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The Loss of Mercy Hospital Is a Tragedy in Every Sense of the Word

The word “tragedy” is defined as “an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress.” The loss of life from coronavirus is tragic. The closing of Mercy Hospital may be even more so. With no financial commitment from the Illinois General Assembly, four hospitals – Advocate Trinity Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, South Shore Hospital…

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Septicemia, Sepsis, and Septic Shock: What Are the Differences?

Surgery has inherent risks – risks patients should be informed of before they make their decision about whether to proceed. One of the more common, and more serious, risks is infection. As long as the infection is identified and treated, patients will (generally speaking) get better. There is one specific infection, however, that is more…

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Do I Go to the Emergency Room, or an Urgent Care Center?

The United States has one of the most modern and robust medical care systems in the world, but you will pay dearly for the care you receive. Sometimes, either because of an injury or severe symptoms, you realize that you need medical attention right away. You know that a visit to the emergency room is…

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ER Docs Say Hospitals Aren’t Ready for a Mass Tragedy

A new poll by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) reports that nine out of 10 ER doctors believe their hospitals aren’t prepared for a mass tragedy or major disaster. The poll, released May 22, also revealed that fewer than 50 percent of doctors believe their emergency rooms are “somewhat” equipped to handle an…

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