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November 2016 Archives

Medical Malpractice Victims Sometimes Able to Sue Doctor More than Two Years After the Malpractice

hospital patient-840135_640.jpgThe statute of limitations can bar an otherwise viable medical malpractice claim because it was filed more than two years after the negligent act, but there are exceptions. A recent change to the discovery rules allows a claim even if the two-year statute of limitations has run. 

New Standards Established For Healthcare Representatives In Operating Rooms

pORwithSurgeons_Dollarphotoclub_21714506.jpgHow many people know that medical device salespeople often participate in surgical procedures? Surgeons, surgical nurses, and medical device manufacturers certainly do, but the general public does not. Allowing healthcare industry representatives (HCIR) to provide advice in operating rooms and guide surgeons' actions has been an accepted practice in hospitals across the country for many years. It is especially common in spinal surgeries and those involving complete joint replacements.

Sleep Deprivation Among Medical Residents Increases Medical Errors

According to medical studies, long work shifts and sleep deprivation are putting both medical students and their patients at risk for injuries. Studies show that sleep deprivation impairs medical residents' performance and exposes patients to increased medical errors. In Illinois, patients who suffer from medical errors often file medical malpractice lawsuits with a Chicago medical malpractice attorney.

Hospital-Associated Infections In Illinois

surgery-708507_1280-Pixabay-300x201.jpgImagine entering a hospital for a minor surgical procedure and contracting a potentially fatal infection. With the increase in the antibiotic resistant microbes and the prevalence of hospital-associated infections (HAI), that's exactly the risk many Illinois hospital patients face.

8 Holiday road-trip safety tips

pSnowyCountryRoad_9948437_s.jpgThe end of Halloween marks the beginning of the holiday season and many of you have already started putting your holiday travel plans together. This time of year can be stressful and take a lot of preparation. As you start to gear up for that holiday road-trip, keep these helpful tips in mind for a smooth ride and safe arrival at your destination.

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