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The occurrence of pharmacy errors after hospital discharge

As reported in the Chicago Tribune, two weeks after a patient named Joyce Oyler was discharged from the hospital, she had sores in her mouth and throat, and blood was flowing from her nose and bowels. Her daughter attributed her mother’s condition to a medication error. One drug that her mother was prescribed was missing. …

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Cremated Amputated Leg Leads to Malpractice Lawsuit – Podcast

Rabbi Yona Reiss of the Chicago Rabbinical Council told the Chicago Tribune that under Jewish tradition, body parts that have been severed are preserved or buried for the day when it is believed that the bodies will be resurrected. Severed body parts are usually buried in private, low-key ceremonies, he said. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/bbg-dec-2014-podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new …

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Amputee Files Lawsuit Against Hospital for Cremating Amputated Leg

A patient has filed a lawsuit against Skokie Hospital for incinerating his amputated leg. The patient, an Orthodox Jew whose religious traditions indicate that the dead should be buried whole, claims that he informed a rabbi employed by the hospital and other medical personnel that he wanted his leg to be preserved to be buried …

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Chicago Drivers Who Ignore Crosswalks Face Penalties

Chicago police have begun a series of traffic enforcement stings intended to help prevent accidents involving pedestrians in crosswalks. Many Chicago drivers are unaware that they are required to stop their cars when they encounter pedestrians in marked crosswalks, even when they are crossing the street midblock. Indeed, many Chicago drivers fail to yield, much …

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Study shows Illinois agency relies heavily on other states’ inquiries as basis for physician discipline

Disciplinary actions hold physicians accountable for medical errors, improper diagnosis and other types of medical malpractice. They allow state medical boards to work with and examine doctors. However, a recent review of data by the Chicago Tribune revealed that the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation takes a relatively small number of independent disciplinary …

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State Releases Map for New 70 mph Highway Speed Limit

As of January 1, nearly 90 percent of Illinois’ interstate highway miles have 70 mph speed limits. However, in much of the Chicago area, the existing speed limits will not be changed, according to a map released by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The sponsor of the law that raised speed limits said that …

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