Many people owe their lives to hospitals and their dedicated employees. Although it is rare that a person becomes sicker in a professional care setting, it can occasionally happen due to hospital-acquired infections. Clinics and clinicians may be legally responsible for an illness if it could have been prevented by their work.
All types of personal injury can be tragic to victims and their families, but medical negligence can be especially devastating. Unlike being hurt accidentally, injuries caused by medical negligence are 100 percent preventable. The health and medical industry have standards of practice in place developed to help eliminate instances of preventable personal injury to any American patient.
Thousands of families choose Illinois as a place to raise children and enjoy their lives. Many of the state's urban and suburban neighborhoods are safe places for children of all ages. However, the government in Springfield just started looking at a disturbing trend that may threaten the safety of mothers and children.
The family of a Marion man who committed suicide has won a medical malpractice verdict of more than $5 million. A U.S. District Court judge in the Southern District of Illinois issued his ruling recently on behalf of the man's widow.
We've all taken a tumble, and we can usually shake it off like a kid tripping on the playground. But some trip-ups can be more serious both in the moment of an accident and for years to come. Injuries can be caused by others' carelessness so easily that Illinois law accounts for owners' and managers' responsibilities to guests.
It might surprise you to know that many victims of personal injury in Illinois do not want to impose hardship on the person responsible for their injuries. This is just as true of motor vehicle accident victims as it is of premises liability victims. Unfortunately, this way of thinking can leave those suffering disabling personal injuries with few or no resources to live a relatively independent life.
When you have suffered an injury due to negligence, you may feel as if no one understands what you are going through. In many ways, this is true because each person is different and each injury is unique. However, you are not as alone as you may feel.
When you shop for a car, you may look for a whole host of features: V-6 engines, leather seats, navigation systems and much more. It all depends on your specific needs.
A serious accident in Illinois ripped a car into pieces when it slammed into a stump. Not only were car parts strewn across the road, but the passenger was torn out of the vehicle. Tragically, he passed away in the crash. The driver did survive, but he suffered from significant injuries.
A punctured lung is a very serious medical condition. You may notice your skin turning slightly blue, you may cough up blood and you could have notable chest pain that will not go away and only seems to get worse.