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Chrissie Cole

Illinois Family Wins Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The family of a 6-year-old boy who suffered brain damage at birth has won a $29.1 million verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought against the federal government.
Christopher was…

Nick Avgerinos

Bad Medicine: Illinois Insurer Refuses to Pay for ‘Never Events’

What’s a ‘never event’? That was my first question, too, when I heard about this new development. ‘Never event’ is the term used to describe medical errors that should never happen. Despite the…

Nick Avgerinos

It’s Never Too Late To Say You’re Sorry (But Earlier Is Better for Business)

To apply the law to a given situation, specific facts are needed. Legal battles then center upon a game of “he said, she said,” leading to a messy fight and often less-than-ideal resolution. But…

Nick Avgerinos

Slice of Humble Pie: Doctors may get Cash Bonus for an Apology

Medical malpractice claims cause doctors far and wide to head for the hills. After all, nothing can put a dent in many years of hard work quite like a hard-wrought fight about who messed up what…

Tony Romanucci

R&B Settles Gastric Bypass Medical Malpractice Suit in Chicago

Michael Cabay entered Loyola University Medical Center in March 2001 for a routine gastric bypass surgery. According to WebMD:More than 177,000 people in the U.S. had weight loss surgery in 2006.”Roux-en-Y” gastric bypass surgery — where most of the stomach is bypassed and a small stomach pouch is made — is the most commonly performed weight loss surgery today, accounting for about 80% of all…

Chrissie Cole

Ilinois Supreme Court Approves Malpractice Case Rules

Madison County Court adopted new rules this year for handling medical malpractice cases, approved by the Illinois Supreme Court, according to Chief Judge Ann Callis. The new rules require anytime a medical malpractice case is filed that the persons filing the case and the doctor meet and talk of settling.A few years ago, Doctors saw their insurance premiums increase and dozens closed up shop in…