Recent Posts in Medical Malpractice Category

  • Do I Have a Birth Injury Case?

    If you or your child was injured during labor or delivery, you may qualify for a birth injury claim seeking compensation for your losses. Consider the following questions, and if you can answer “yes” to them, then you may have a case. However, these ...
  • Attorney Devon Bruce, a partner at Power, Rogers & Smith, recently obtained $47.5 million for a four-year-old boy who required multiple amputations after his bacterial infection was left undiagnosed and untreated by medical professionals for more ...
  • 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 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, ...
  • 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, ...
  • After analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year stretch, patient safety experts from Johns Hopkins have calculated that over 250,000 deaths are caused by medical error each year in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
  • 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. ...
  • At Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., we are proud to have founding partner Joseph A. Power Jr. leading our firm. Joe has successfully advocated for the rights of our clients time and time again. Joe’s results on behalf of our clients speak for ...
  • 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 is present, ...
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

    In honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, our team at Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. 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 occurs, it ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 always ...
  • 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 & ...
  • What are the Causes of Birth Injuries?

    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 condition with many ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 case. One ...
  • Thomas Siracusa Obtains Record Settlement

    Thomas Siracusa recently obtained court approval for a $23,000,000.00 settlement on behalf of a 34 year-old woman who suffered a stroke following child birth. The settlement is an Illinois record for a birth-related injury to a mother, according to ...
  • As reported on the front page of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, last week a lawsuit on behalf of Steven Karr was dismissed pursuant to a $30 Million Settlement. The case was handled by partners Joseph A. Power, Jr. and Joseph W. Balesteri of Chicago ...
  • Last month, Devon C. Bruce , a partner at Power Rogers & Smith, settled a medical malpractice case in Winnebago County, Illinois on behalf of a brain -damaged infant. The minor Plaintiff was born at 25.5 weeks at Rockford Memorial Hospital. At 11 ...

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