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medical tubing errors
Category:Medical Malpractice
Modern medicine relies heavily on the latest technology available to diagnose, treat and monitor patients. In the process, modern medicine has been able to accomplish near miracles for many grateful patients.   But using powerful technologies designed to deliver highly specific treatments to a particular part of the body can leave little room for error.  A treatment delivered to the wrong organ or part of the body can cause complications and in some cases even result in death.   Properly trained, licensed, and attentive medical staff are required to ensure th...
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pneumonia misdiagnosis
Category:Medical Malpractice
Misdiagnosis Can Delay Adequate Treatment.   Misdiagnosis delays treatment and can result in long-term disability or death. Despite the serious potential consequences of misdiagnosis, there have been reports of an alarming number of diagnostic errors among patients with common problems. One of these commonly misdiagnosed disorders is pneumonia.   Pneumonia Can Often Be Seen on a Chest X-ray.   A chest x-ray in a person with pneumonia does not always have the characteristic “infiltrate” early in the course of the illness. Sometimes, the infiltrate may ...
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Spinal Cord Surgery Errors
Category:Medical Malpractice
Spinal Cord Surgery Risks   All surgical procedures have risks of complications. Patients who have spinal cord surgery should be aware that there is a risk of severe complications that sometimes are unavoidable. However, some complications associated with lifelong pain or disability can occur as the result of negligence or malpractice by the surgeon or the anesthesiologist.   Complications of spinal cord surgery may result in paralysis, persistent pain, loss of bowel and bladder control, and sexual dysfunction. When screws and plates used to strengthen the spine a...
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Civil Justice Crime Victims IL
Category:Crime Victims
For every crime there is a corresponding tort -- and therefore, a corresponding claim for civil justice.  Most victims of crime are unaware of this fact.   Passen Law Group has experience representing crime victims in civil actions -- not just against the criminal defendant, but against other individuals or corporations that enabled the crime through their negligent or reckless conduct.   Crime Victim Outline Regarding Civil Justice in Illinois   Crime victims often have many questions in determining whether to pursue a civil action against those res...
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Cosmetic Surgery Negligence
Category:Medical Malpractice
Laser skin rejuvenation procedures have grown in popularity among Americans who are trying to turn back the clock. The procedures that are most often requested by people who are seeking to reverse signs of aging include skin resurfacing and skin tightening, usually in the facial area. Lasers are also commonly used to improve the appearance of scars from acne, trauma, or surgery. The most common lawsuit filed after laser surgery occurs among people who are treated for hair removal.   Cosmetic procedures are a cash-only business for physicians, since they aren’t usuall...
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talc-ovarian-cancer
Category:Product Liability
Millions of families have grown up using baby powder containing talc (talcum powder) and other talc-based products on their children and other family members for years.  Talc-based products have been marketed as appropriate for daily use to promote "femenine hygiene."  Unbeknownst to them, talc exposure has placed women at higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.   Talc-based product manufacturers, such as Johnson & Johnson, have apparently long-known that its baby powder and other talc-based products could cause cancer, but failed -- and continues to fail -- t...
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Lasik Negligence
Category:Medical Malpractice
What is LASIK?   LASIK is a procedure performed with a laser to correct refractive errors of vision, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Most patients who undergo the procedure expect to reduce their dependence on glasses or contact lenses.   Although LASIK surgery is usually successful, the patient must meet certain criteria to be a good candidate. These criteria include healthy eyes, adequate thickness of the cornea, and pupils that are no bigger than average. Patients undergoing LASIK should not have a strong prescription for...
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dialysis hemorrhage
Category:Medical Malpractice
Your Blood is Filtered During Dialysis   If you have endstage kidney disease, you may require dialysis. This is the most common treatment for patients with kidney failure. During dialysis, your blood is filtered through an artificial kidney, or dialysis machine, where waste products can be eliminated. Patients who are undergoing hemodialysis usually have treatment three times each week, so they need a reliable vascular access.   There Are Different Types of Dialysis Access   There are several types of vascular access for dialysis and they are usually crea...
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