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August 2017 Archives

How poor hearing has been shown to cause many medical errors

A recent study conducted by researchers at Cork School of Medicine suggests that many medical errors may need to be reassessed. They found that doctors are blamed far too often for patients' worsening health conditions when it's really the fault of the patient for not properly following his or her doctor's orders.

Chatham man charged with hit-and-run death of pedestrian

A 24-year-old Chatham resident was charged with failing to report an accident that resulted in another's death, a felony, by Chicago police on Thursday, Aug. 17. The man is alleged to have struck and killed a 39-year-old pedestrian in that same southside neighborhood at around 8:27 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 12.

Why skin cancer is overlooked and misdiagnosed

The most common form of cancer in the United States happens to be skin cancer. This is enough information to know it is a serious problem. Unfortunately, doctors often overlook or misdiagnose skin cancer. Doctors and patients can both look over a mole and not take it seriously. This can result in devastating consequences because early diagnosis and treatment are important.

The top 2 reasons patients file medical malpractice cases

A recently published study suggests that delayed diagnoses are the No. 1 reason patients sue doctors for medical malpractice. The study, which was conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons, evaluated hundreds of cases of medical malpractice across Australia, France, Canada and the United States.

Franciscan Hospital settles a malpractice case for $15 million

Chicago Height's Franciscan St. James Health, which was sued by a Sauk Village family in 2013, has finally reached a settlement in a medical malpractice case that was filed against it. They will pay the victim $15 million to cover future medical expenses associated with her brain damage.

A pregnant mom and her 3 kids are killed in a Beecher crash

A 29-year-old pregnant, suburban Chicago mom and her three sons all died days apart after their SUV was struck in Beecher, Illinois, on Monday, July 24. The mom had been transporting her three sons to a nearby church for a Bible camp when the driver of a pickup ran a stop sign, t-boning her SUV.

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