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Delnor Hospital is sued for careless pain med prescribing

The adult daughter of a 56-year-old St. Charles woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against her mother's doctors at Delnor Hospital during the second week of May.

In the filing, the woman accuses the physicians that were responsible for treating her mother in the emergency room of having repeatedly turning a blind eye to her addiction to painkillers. She later died on Feb. 7, 2017, after apparently taking a toxic combination of these highly addictive prescription medications.

Why does colon cancer often go misdiagnosed?

One projection published by the American Cancer Society (ACS) earlier in 2018 showed that they expect as many as 97,220 new patients to be diagnosed with colon cancer this year. Another study carried out by researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine in 2014 showed that one out of every 20 Americans receive misdiagnoses every year.

Fortunately, only .0007 percent of those misdiagnoses are for colon cancer. Even though that seems like a small number, these types of doctor errors result in delayed treatment and thus pain and suffering for patients. In other cases, misdiagnoses rob countless individuals of their lives far too soon. There are a number of different reasons misdiagnoses occur.

How risky is driving among teen drivers for the rest of us?

One of the moments teens most often look forward to is getting their driver's license. During this season of their lives, many teens look forward to reaching certain milestones in their lives with a lot of ancipation, parents often see things a bit differently. Teaching your child to drive then having to eventually stay behind at home waiting for their safe return can be nerve-racking to say the least.

Parents' fears are seemingly rightfully placed according to a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Their research shows that at least 40 percent of all teen motorists are involved in a crash during the first year that they have their driver's license.

Do doctors listen to patients who happen to be overweight?

In an ideal world, doctors would treat all their patients fairly and respectfully. No matter your gender, background, race or weight, your doctor would listen to your concerns and take them seriously.

Unfortunately, this world is not ideal, and doctors frequently shrug off concerns from many groups. For example, sexism against women can play a large role in misdiagnosis and delayed treatment, and so can being overweight, especially if you are female as well. Here is a look at some common reactions from doctors when they interact with patients who are overweight:

Obstetrician's memberships in hospitalist groups reduces errors

If you see an obstetrician (OB) during your pregnancy at a private office unaffiliated with a larger hospital, then they likely are hospitalists. These individuals are those who petition a medical center for the right to use their facilities to carry out in-patient care of their pregnant moms including delivering their babies there.

When selecting your OB, you may have particularly set out to select one in private practice in hopes of them providing you more individualized and attentive care. An administrator with the OB Hospitalist Group warns that you may receive quite the opposite type of care from what you expect though.

Prince's family sues Illinois doctors and Walgreens for his death

The estate for the late singer Prince filed a lawsuit against Walgreens and a physician at Moline, Illinois, Trinity Medical Center on Monday, April 23.

In the lawsuit, the singer's heirs claim that the pharmacists failed to take reasonable care when filling his prescriptions. They also accuse the hospital of having failed to properly treat and later investigate the events leading up to the singer's near-death overdose on April 15, 2016, six days prior to his death.

A Chicago landlord can be sued for negligence for tenant injuries

When landlords rent out their properties to tenants, they're essentially providing them with an unwritten assurance that their property is both safe and secure. It's because of this that, if you, as a tenant, are injured on the landlord's premises, then you may be eligible to file a lawsuit for damages for any pain or suffering you endure.

A landlord is responsible for consistently checking his or her property to ensure that it's safe. They're also responsible for remedying any potentially dangerous situations within a reasonable amount of time after the hazard is reported to them. If this doesn't occur and a tenant is injured, then the landlord can be held liable for paying medical costs, lost wages and other damages related to the injury that results.

Investigation sheds new light on self-driving Uber accident

Last March, a fatality involving a pedestrian and an autonomous Uber vehicle had people across the country worried about the future of self-driving technology. Understandably, you and other Illinois residents might have been concerned for the safety of those on the roads. New information has surfaced that may put some of your fears to rest, if they do not entirely answer the question of how autonomous cars and vehicles with drivers may mix when the technology becomes more prevalent.

To recap the accident, a woman from Tempe, Arizona, was killed while walking her bicycle across the street, when an SUV with Uber autonomous technology struck her at about 40 miles per hour. Reportedly, there had been a safety driver inside the vehicle. The Uber company settled with the woman’s family for an undisclosed amount.

Rush University Medical Center is sued for a boy's brain damage

Several physicians and nurses employed by Rush University Medical Center are named as defendants in a lawsuit filed against both them and their employer in the Northern Illinois District Court on Tuesday, April 3. The four doctors, two nurses and - *-hospital all stand accused of having played a role in causing medical errors that ultimately left a baby boy disabled following his birth in 2007.

According to the complaint, the now 11-year-old boy, experiences both cortical blindness and spastic quadriplegia as a result of having suffered permanent brain damage before and during his delivery.

A suspected drunk Chicago Heights motorist kills a 20-year-old

A 20-year-old Beecher woman lost her life when she was struck by a suspected drunk motorist in Chicago Heights in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 31. The fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Chicago Road and 16th Place at around 3:45 a.m.

When police arrived at the crash scene, they found both the suspected drunk driver's Toyota Camry and the young woman's Ford Focus. As they went to render assistance to both, they found that the woman had already succumbed to her injuries.

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