Tag: Medical Negligence

What to Know About Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Lawsuits

A delayed cancer diagnosis can result in tragedy for a patient. It’s no surprise that this is one of the biggest reasons why people file medical malpractice lawsuits in the United States. Even a few months can make a difference between being able to get appropriate, life saving care and being given months to live. […]

Written by on March 13, 2018

Study Cites Medical Negligence as Being Third Leading Cause of Death

We tend to think that doctors always have our best interests at heart and actually most of them do. However, it’s important to remember that doctors are only human and occasionally they can make mistakes. More often than not those mistakes can be avoided, but when they’re not the result is medical negligence. As your […]

Written by on May 19, 2016

Woman Misdiagnosed 30 Years Ago Get a New Lease on Life

When your doctor tells you that you have any of a number of diseases that might be on your ‘worst case scenario’ list, you’re stunned to hear the news. After the initial shock, you have to figure out a different way to live, adjusting to life with whatever you’ve been diagnosed with. That’s what most […]

Written by on May 21, 2015

Failed Nurse Practioner Steps In to Cover for Doctor with Disastrous Results

Occasionally, when you go to a doctor’s appointment, you expect to be seen by another practitioner in the office. Perhaps your doctor is unavailable, or has to attend to an emergency. Those types of cases are perfectly acceptable in healthcare. However, one doctor has taken full advantage of the willingness of another medical professional to […]

Written by on March 5, 2015

Man Sues Alton Surgeon for Leaving Bone Chips Behind After Surgery

After you have surgery, you assume that everything is going to be fine. You plan to heal, go back to work, and resume your regular activities. This was not the case for one Wood River man, who is now suing after an Alton surgeon reportedly left chips of bone behind after operating on the man’s […]

Written by on February 12, 2015

Man has Surgery to Remove Foreign Object the Doctors Missed from His Arm

There are many stories out there about foreign objects being left behind after patients have surgery. However, those stories pale in comparison to the story of one Granite City man. In 1963, the now seventy-five-year-old man was in a horrific car accident while he was driving his brand new Thunderbird. The accident was so bad, […]

Written by on January 27, 2015