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Why registered nurses are more likely to identify drug errors in nursing homes

New research has found that registered nurses (RNs) are more likely than licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to evaluate and identify medication errors that could pose risks to nursing home residents. Researchers said carefully monitoring medication could help prevent almost 66 percent of all falls, hallucinations and other drug-related problems experienced by nursing home residents. The …

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Illinois man files medical malpractice lawsuit for pacemaker complications

An Illinois man filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after a surgery to recharge his pacemaker allegedly led to an infection. The claim was filed on Sept. 30 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. Charles Chessor sued Dr. James McPike, Memorial Medical Group, Cardiovascular Associates of Southern Illinois and Liberty Village of Maryvale for negligence. McPike …

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Women sue birth control company for packaging error

More than 100 women from across the United States have filed a lawsuit against Qualitest Pharmaceuticals for an alleged birth control packaging error that resulted in unwanted pregnancies. The 113 women from 28 states are seeking millions of dollars in damages for their pain and suffering, lost wages and expenses to cover the cost of …

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14.3 Million dollar judgment against medical malpractice insurer

A judgment in the amount of $14.3 million was rendered in a medical malpractice lawsuit arising out of a case in which a baby suffered severe brain damage at birth. A jury in Cook County, Chicago, determined that ISMIE Mutual Insurance, Illinois’ largest insurance company, acted in “bad faith” when it failed to make a …

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Couple files negligence lawsuit for child’s birth injuries

A couple from Cook County, Illinois, sued the University of Chicago Medical Center for alleged medical negligence that resulted in their daughter suffering permanent birth injuries. The lawsuit was filed against the medical center and two of its doctors in Cook County Circuit Court on Oct. 27. According to the complaint, the doctors allegedly used …

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Medical malpractice lawsuit filed against Cook County doctor over appendectomy

A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a Cook County doctor and medical group, by a patient who claims that a 2014 procedure resulted in an infection that required additional surgery. Raymond Simpson filed the lawsuit July 28 in Cook County Circuit Court, claiming negligence in the operation, which took place in November 2014. …

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Birth injury lawsuit filed by father

A $27.25 million birth injury lawsuit has been filed by a father who claims that his infant daughter suffers from seizures and severe brain damage caused by medical negligence. According to the lawsuit, the baby was born in March 2010 to a mother who had previously given birth via cesarean section. Although the mother and …

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Mother files birth injury lawsuit

A birth injury lawsuit has been filed by a mother who claims that her child was left with permanent brain damage and other injuries as a result of medical negligence during the birthing process. According to the lawsuit, the mother, a gestational diabetic woman pregnant with her third child, was admitted to the hospital approximately …

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Lawsuit alleges medical malpractice at nursing home

An Illinois nursing home has been sued by the estate of a woman who died in 2013. The lawsuit was filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court by Edward McDonald, administrator of the estate of Evelyn McDonald, against Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Inc., Caseyville Property and SW Financial Services Co. According to the lawsuit, …

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