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What are the different stages of a medical malpractice case?

Our readers in Illinois probably know that medical malpractice claims are some of the most difficult cases to pursue. These cases oftentimes involve highly complicated fact patterns and technical medical terms, which can make it hard non-medical professionals to understand what, in fact, occurred in the case. In order to attempt to be successful in these types of claims, Illinois residents need to know the various stages in these cases.

What are the important documents in a medical malpractice case?

Our readers in Illinois know that it is an unfortunate reality that many people who go to a hospital or doctor for medical treatment end up worse off than they were prior to the treatment. The cause? Medical malpractice. News reports these days commonly cite how, even despite the advances in technology with healthcare, medical mistakes are causing more injuries and illnesses than perhaps ever before. When an Illinois resident suffers from a medical mistake, it may be time to consider pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit.

What are the first steps to take in a medical malpractice case?

It is an unfortunate reality that hundreds of Illinois residents will be victims of medical malpractice incidents each year. These medical patients go to the doctor's office or hospital expecting to receive the best of care, only to see their condition or injury worsened by a healthcare professional's negligent or reckless conduct. When this occurs, a medical malpractice lawsuit might be necessary. So, what are the first steps that Illinois residents need to take in a medical malpractice case?

Gross negligence and medical malpractice

While most Illinois residents don't concern themselves with legal terms in their daily lives, many people have a good grasp on the concept of negligence, even above and beyond the potential legal use of this term. In essence, negligence, both in regular life and in legal terms, means that some has acted inappropriately in a situation in which more was expected from them, and there were physical or financially consequences as a result.

Legal options for victims of a failure to diagnose

When a medical professional fails to properly diagnose, or fails to timely diagnose, a medical condition, it can result in serious harm and damages to victims and their family members. The lack of treatment or incorrect treatment as a result of a failure to diagnose may result in liability for a medical professional that has committed medical malpractice.

We can assist with a med mal case concerning informed consent

A previous post on this blog discussed how Granite City, Illinois, patients can file a claim for medical malpractice based on a lack of informed consent if they were not given adequate information about alternatives to a medical procedure that wound up going wrong.

Why is informed consent important in medical malpractice cases?

This blog has talked about how Granite City, Illinois, residents and others who live in the eastern suburbs of Saint Louis may have the right to seek compensation from the doctors after a misdiagnosis or other outright mistake leaves them in a worsened medical condition.

Medicare won't be as tough on noncompliant nursing homes

As part of its overall effort to deregulate the world of business and medical care, the Trump Administration has announced that it is changes its approach to how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, will fine nursing homes who ignore or otherwise fail to comply with the CMS's standards for the safety and care nursing home patients.

When a misdiagnosis is a medical malpractice case

Although Granite City residents and those who live on the Illinois side of the Saint Louis area probably tend to think of doctors as the cream of the crop when it comes to having smarts, medicine is still too much of an unknown for even the best doctor not to make a mistake from time to time. Often, these errors entail not diagnosing a patient's true condition promptly.

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