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3 red flags your doctor is dangerous

With medical errors a common source of injury and death in the U.S., it is vital to take charge of your health care in whatever ways you can. One of those is to choose the right medical providers.

While proper certification and experience are a start, they are not the only things that matter. In fact, your doctor may be on probation or may have faced license revocation in a different state, not easy information to find or mandatory to share with you. Reviews are not that accurate, either. You need to be aware of the signs of a bad doctor so you can know when to look for a new one to avoid being a victim of medical malpractice.

Things to know for your premise liability claim

Accidents occur on a daily basis. Many times, the injured party encounters various physical, emotional and financial challenges. In those instances where the accident is the fault of another party, the injured individual(s) may seek restitution from the at-fault party.

People accomplish this by arguing a personal injury claim. Particularly in the case of premise liability, there are a few things to know.

April Showers Flood Chicago with Car Accidents

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Chicago's Worst Nursing Home: What's Happening Behind Closed Doors?

Screen Shot 2019-04-19 at 9.25.54 PM.pngChicago's Alden-Wentworth Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center has a long record of nursing home abuse and neglect. Named as one of the most chronically poor nursing facilities in America, the facility is part of the Alden nursing home chain which includes more than two dozen facilities throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. More than 300 lawsuits have been filed against the chain in recent years. These lawsuits run the gamut of offenses including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and financial fraud.

Determining Who to Sue in an Injury Case

contract.jpgThere are many factors injured individuals must consider when determining who to sue for their losses in a personal injury case. Thorough consideration of all the facts can help determine whether one or more parties may be liable for damages. A personal injury lawyer in Chicago may be able to uncover additional entities to pursue when a person is hurt.

When Doctors Refuse to Admit Their Mistakes

doctor-563428_640.jpgWhen physicians fail to acknowledge their mistakes, they place current and future patients at risk for serious complications and preventable deaths. When doctors fail to disclose their errors, injured parties and their survivors have the right to pursue medical malpractice claims against the physician, their employer, the clinic, or the hospital where they provided services. 

Health care fraud may be evidence of nursing home abuse

Many nursing homes in Illinois are safe and comfortable places. Unfortunately, though, nursing home abuse is probably more common than you think. Not all forms of elder abuse involve physical injuries or emotional harm, however. In fact, health care fraud may be strong evidence of nursing home abuse

There are several theories about what constitutes health care fraud. When trying to determine if your aging mother or father is the victim of elder abuse, though, health care fraud has a specific meaning. That is, the nursing home represents care in a way that does not match with reality. Here are some ways health care fraud may be nursing home abuse.

Drowning: When the Brain Is Deprived of Oxygen

drown-3690715_640.jpgDrowning deprives the brain of oxygen and often leads to the death of brain cells or the physical death of the drowning victim. Every year in Chicago, Illinois, far too many people are caught in the riptides of Lake Michigan, often depriving the victims of oxygen, causing brain damage or death.

When Nursing Homes Are Not Prepared to Care for People with Dementia

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While four out of 10 residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities suffer from dementia, many facilities are not prepared to provide proper care. 

Circumcision Injuries Could Be Worth Millions

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Circumcision injuries caused by negligence can result in large damage awards in medical malpractice lawsuits. Complications from infant circumcisions often result in a variety of painful and life-threatening conditions.

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