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Medical Malpractice Archives

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.

Medical malpractice requires determining 'reasonable care'

The state of Illinois is home to some of the best medical professionals in the country, if not the world. These doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers, for the most part, do a wonderful job saving lives and caring for the sick and injured throughout the state. Unfortunately, however, no matter how well-trained and dedicated, medical professionals are human, and, as such, are susceptible to making errors, for a variety of reasons. When this occurs, an individual who expected to be taken care of and regain their health may end up suffering further injury and require more treatment or have to deal with permanent degradation of health.

Help for nursing home and medical malpractice cases

Residents of Granite City, the eastern suburbs of Saint Louis and all of southern Illinois put a lot of trust in medical providers like doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes. In many cases, they quite literally put their lives in the hands of these people, trusting that they have the competence and willingness to protect and preserve their health.

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