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Illinois kidney patient awarded $29 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

A federal judge upheld a $29.9 million verdict in a medical malpractice case that involved a kidney patient in Illinois. The lawsuit detailed multiple failures in his care that forced him to undergo a kidney transplant. Kevin Clanton, 39, was being treated at an East St. Louis health clinic operated by the Southern Illinois Healthcare …

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Illinois protects health care workers from lawsuits during COVID-19 crisis

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on April 1 issued an executive order that grants medical professionals and health care facilities civil liability immunity for any injuries or deaths that occur while providing health care services during the coronavirus pandemic. The order in effect intends to shield frontline workers from medical malpractice lawsuits that arise from their …

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Illinois considers mandatory breaks for pharmacists to reduce medication errors

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration is taking steps to ease the heavy, demanding workloads of pharmacists. Pharmacists play a vital role in patient safety, but they often work long hours that involve filling hundreds of prescriptions in a single shift. The stress of working in a busy pharmacy can give rise to the risk of …

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Illinois mom wins $101 million in medical malpractice suit over son’s brain damage

A Cook County jury awarded a record-breaking $101 million to a woman whose 5-year-old son sustained serious brain damage during birth. She filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against a Chicago-area hospital. The jury found that the negligence of medical professionals at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park led to …

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Opioid shortage has increased risk of medication errors, say experts

Opioid shortage has increased risk of medication errors, say experts

Hospitals are struggling with a worrying shortage of crucial painkillers administered to patients suffering from acute pain, battling cancer or undergoing surgery. A nationwide opioid shortage has left doctors and pharmacists unable to obtain sufficient injectable drugs like fentanyl and morphine. Authorities have attributed the opioid shortage to manufacturing problems, as well as the government’s …

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Iraq veteran’s mother sues Chicago VA hospital for medical malpractice

The mother of an Iraq war veteran filed a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit against a Chicago Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital. She alleged that the negligence of its medical staff led to her son’s suicide in March 2015. Daniel Nerstrom had sought treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning home to …

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Chicago medical malpractice lawsuit settled for $1.2 million

On March 14, an Illinois state judge approved a $1.2 million settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit over the allegedly negligent baby delivery. Under the settlement agreement approved by Judge Kent A. Delgado of Cook County Circuit Court, the medical providers who were defendants in the case agreed to pay $900,000 and waive $250,000 in …

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Illinois man claims Nexium use caused kidney disease

An Illinois man filed a product liability lawsuit against Nexium, claiming he suffered chronic kidney disease after taking the heartburn drug. George Mullen brought the complaint against Nexium manufacturer AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on August 26. He is seeking $10 million in damages for alleged …

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Walgreens sued after teen dies from morphine intoxication

The parents of a teenager filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Walgreens, alleging their son died of morphine intoxication due to medical negligence. Tom Steinbacher Sr. and Christine Steinbacher, as co-administrators of their son’s estate, filed the complaint in Cook County Circuit Court on April 21. They are seeking a jury trial in addition to …

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Family gets $3.3 million in Northwestern drug overdose lawsuit

The family of a man who died after being given a drug overdose was awarded $3.3 million in a medical malpractice case against Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Plaintiff Kathryn Howe-Vandelinder filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court in July 2012. She alleged the negligence of doctors in administering the medication led to her husband’s kidney …

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