To recover damages in a nursing home abuse lawsuit, it is necessary for the plaintiff to establish that abuse occurred and that the patient suffered either physical, financial, or emotional harm as a result. This requires the collection and presentation of evidence including medical records, eyewitness statements, and financial records. Plaintiffs in Illinois can pursue compensation for actual damages sustained as well as punitive damages.
When a medical professional makes a mistake, the consequences can be extremely serious. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine estimate that medical error ranks third among causes of death in the United States.
Accident fatalities across Illinois have risen in the past decade and more than one-thousand people died in 2016 as the result of dangerous driving behaviors including distracted driving and drunk driving. Motorists can reduce their risk of involvement in fatal accidents by understanding what is causing crashes and modifying their own driving behavior each time they get behind the wheel.
Whether at home, at work or in a car, you face the risk of receiving a burn injury. In 2016 alone, 40,000 were hospitalized for burn injuries nationwide. About 73% of these injuries happened at home, while 8% of burn injuries happened in workplaces and 5% on streets and highways.
Plastic surgery errors can cause permanent disfigurement and life-altering injuries to patients. These errors can result from miscommunication, lack of training, lack of experience, and failure of medical personnel to properly prepare the patient for the procedure. When these errors occur, the patient is the one who has to bear the visible and hidden emotional scars of a botched procedure.