Tag: Medical Malpractice

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Jerry Vinkler Named Super Lawyer

Jerry Vinkler Named Super Lawyer Jerry Vinkler Selected by Super Lawyers® For 2021 Being named Super Lawyer for fourteen consecutive years is not something every Illinois medical malpractice lawyer can claim. Jerry Vinkler is one of those Super Lawyers® who can claim that distinction. He first received this prestige award in 2007 and then every year since. This honor is only...

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Medical Errors Increase Causing More Unnecessary Deaths In Hospitals

Medical Errors Increase Causing More Unnecessary Deaths In Hospitals Medical errors have continued at an unacceptable rate for almost two decades. Medical errors in hospitals alone result in over 90,000 preventable deaths per year according to the staff at the Department of Health and Human Services. In 2010 the U.S government started the Partnership for Patients: Better Care,...

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Do You Need an Illinois Malpractice Lawyer?

Do You Need An Illinois Malpractice Lawyer? An Illinois malpractice lawyer should be contacted if you or a family member suffers a hospital acquired illness or injury that could have been prevented. While problems within the U.S. health care system are widely recognized, a recent report by Commonwealth Fund reports that “Chicago is a health care market marked by high costs and...

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Are Hospital Errors Being Reported?

Are Hospital Errors Being Reported? Preventable medical errors and infections harm one in four hospital patients, according to a new study by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). As an Illinois personal injury attorney, I find these numbers to be staggering. While all hospitals included in the study had incident reporting systems in place and administrators claimed...

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Medical Errors Costing U.S. Billions

Medical Errors Costing U.S. Billions TUESDAY, April 8 (The Washington Post- Health Day News) — From 2004 through 2006, patient safety errors resulted in 238,337 potentially preventable deaths of U.S. Medicare patients and cost the Medicare program $8.8 billion, according to the fifth annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study. This analysis of 41 million Medicare patient...

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3 Indicted on 28 Counts in Nevada

3 Indicted on 28 Counts in Nevada Doc And CRNAs Indicted On 28 Counts In Nevada Hep C Outbreak After a 2-year criminal investigation into the Las Vegas-area hepatitis C outbreak, a grand jury has indicted a physician and 2 nurse anesthetists on 28 felony counts, including racketeering, patient neglect and insurance fraud. Dipak Desai, MD, and nurse anesthetists Ronald Ernest...

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Poor Infection Control At Many Surgery Centers

Poor Infection Control At Many Surgery Centers CHICAGO, June 8, 2010 – A new federal study finds many same-day surgery centers — where patients get such things as foot operations and pain injections — have serious problems with infection control. Failure to wash hands, wear gloves and clean blood glucose meters were among the reported breaches. Clinics reused devices meant for...

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Hospital Closing Leave Many New Yorkers in a Lurch

Hospital Closing Leave Many New Yorkers in a Lurch The closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital has left yet another wounded group in the lurch – hundreds of New Yorkers who are suing the hospital for medical malpractice.  More than 260 people pursuing malpractice and negligence claims against the bankrupt hospital are in legal limbo.  With St. Vincent’s assets going to Bankruptcy...

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