Recent Posts in Medical Malpractice Category

  • As Donald Trump prepares to take office, top Republicans have turned their sights on what they are calling a medical malpractice crisis. According to them, frivolous lawsuits have driven malpractice insurance premiums to such high levels that ...
  • What Are Surgical Never Events?
    Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans trust surgeons with their lives and wellbeing. Unfortunately, surgical errors are a reality and they occur more often than you might think. According to a recent study from Johns Hopkins University ...
  • What is a Neonatal Subgaleal Hemorrhage?
    Subgaleal hemorrhage, caused when the emissary veins rupture, is a potentially lethal condition affecting newborn children. This type of extracranial hemorrhage causes blood to accumulate between the skull and scalp, also known as the subgaleal ...
  • Failure to Diagnose Gestational Diabetes
    Gestational diabetes affects thousands of pregnant women in the United States each year. Not only does the mother have an increased risk for health complications, gestational diabetes creates an increased risk for health issues and birth injuries to ...
  • What Makes an Injury "Catastrophic"?
    While there is no strict legal definition of a catastrophic injury, it generally means a severe injury that leads to either permanent or long-term disfigurement or disability. These types of injuries often include a lifetime of medical treatment, ...
  • Hypoxia in Birth Injury Cases: Causes & Risks
    Hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen to the body’s tissues, can be especially damaging to a fetus and newborn baby. Perinatal hypoxia — when the infant receives inadequate oxygen before, during, or after birth — can occur when birth ...
  • How Can Brain Injuries Be Caused by Medical Malpractice?
    Brain injuries are some of the most devastating injuries one can suffer. Unfortunately, there are a variety of medical mistakes that can lead to permanent and catastrophic brain injuries. A few of the more common causes of brain injuries due to ...
  • According to a new survey by researchers Sarah Joo, Michael Daniel, Tim Xu MPP, and Martin A. Makary M.D. from Johns Hopkins Medicine, medical errors should rank as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Based on analyses of prior research, ...
  • Researchers at Johns Hopkins believe that medical errors now surpass respiratory disease, accidents, stroke, and Alzheimer's in number of fatalities caused each year. Doctors operating on the wrong patient, surgeons leaving scalpels inside ...
  • Medical Malpractice Statistics
    The statistics regarding medical malpractice are quite alarming. New studies are released on various occasions to break down the severity of medical malpractice claims, what types of allegations are involved, how many people are affected, and more. ...
  • Recently, Power Rogers & Smith attorneys Larry Rogers, Sr., Larry Rogers, Jr. and Kathryn Conway reached a settlement agreement with Advocate in a medical malpractice case involving the death of a 46 year-old woman, wife, and mother of two. The ...
  • What You Need to Know About Compartment Syndrome
    Compartment syndrome is a condition that occurs when a group of muscles or organs come together and form a “compartment.” Fascia, a strong web of tissue, builds up around the walls of the compartments and if an injury or internal bleeding ...
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
    In honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, our team at Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. wanted to give readers information regarding pancreatic cancer, its treatment options, and what happens if it is not properly diagnosed. Learn more from our ...
  • Aphasia - What It Is and How It Affects You
    There are so many ailments and conditions out there, that some are rarely heard of by regular individuals. This is often the case with aphasia, a condition that affects roughly one million individuals in the United States. Aphasia is a disorder that ...
  • Common Questions About Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    Deep vein thrombosis can be complicated. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers at Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. want to help our clients understand more. Here are some of the common questions people ask regarding DVT. What is deep vein thrombosis and ...
  • 4 Ways Misdiagnosis Occurs
    If a patient goes into a hospital, medical clinic, or any physician’s office, it is reasonable for them to expect a high standard of care. This includes proper diagnosis of any issues that may be present in the patient. When misdiagnosis ...
  • Failure to Detect and Treat Abnormal Bleeding
    In a number of situations, bleeding is a perfectly normal occurrence. In fact, it is expected. There are other times, however, when bleeding occurs in locations on the body or because of certain factors that are not normal and they can be confused as ...
  • 7 Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis
    Normally forming in the thigh or lower leg, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot develops in a vein well beneath the surface of the skin. This is a serious condition that can cause severe health issues. It is important to make sure you ...
  • Long-Term Dangers of Surgical Errors
    Anytime an individual is schedule to undergo surgery, it can be a bit intimidating. The doctor performing the surgery is expected to have the proper training and precision to complete any type of procedure without causing an issue. This isn’t ...
  • After deliberating for just 2.5 hours, a jury returned a $10.4 million verdict for our client, a patient who experienced amputation of their left hand and amputation of toes from both feet due to a medication overdose while in the ICU. Power, Rogers ...
  • For many soon-to-be-mothers, pregnancy can be both a joyous and scary time. There are so many questions that these women have and getting the answers they need can go a long way towards easing the stress involved. Unfortunately, accidents can happen ...
  • What is Locked-In Syndrome?
    One of the most terrifying conditions is locked-in syndrome. This is a situation in which the body’s voluntary muscles — possibly except for the eyes — are paralyzed. The patient cannot communicate; they cannot move. It is a ...
  • Understanding Cerebrovascular Accidents
    Also known as CVA, cerebrovascular accident is a serious medical problem that requires emergency attention. This is something that is more commonly known as a stroke. When this occurs, it means that an artery that leads to the brain has been blocked ...
  • C-Section Delivery Errors
    With today’s technology and medical advancements, giving birth to a child is not as dangerous as it once was. But no matter how well you plan, there can be unexpected circumstances. One of the common procedures required in childbirths is a ...
  • HELLP Syndrome
    One of the greatest joys in life is bringing life into this world. A mother’s number one priority is the health of her child. That should be top priority for caretakers and physicians as well. Unfortunately, however, that is not always that ...

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