Today’s reality is that most dental and medical providers will be sued. Below is a primer on the “anatomy” of a dental malpractice case. Lawsuits are controlled by state and federal law, but the basic anatomy of the lawsuit is the same in each state and follows the same general timeline. The term used in […]
Medical Malpractice Defense
Reducing Risks of a Dental Malpractice Action
The probability that a dental specialist will be sued is fairly high. It is impossible to avoid all lawsuits. As a defense attorney, we often tell our clients there is a low threshold for a malpractice suit to be filed against a professional. In Illinois and thirty-two states, all it takes to file a suit […]
DENTAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS ARE ON THE RISE
Dental specialists are increasingly being sued for professional malpractice. As one plaintiff’s counsel explained it, it is easier to get a Dental Specialist to settle than any other medical professionals these days. While most other medical professionals are aware that they are the target of lawsuits and have themselves been sued or see their colleagues […]
Illinois Sexual Harassment Prevention Guidelines Are Out
With COVID-19 news taking center stage in our lives, it is easy to push aside Illinois’ new Workplace Transparency Act enacted to protect employees against sexual harassment.
COVID 19 Pandemic-Notice To Insurers-Who To Notify And When
The landscape of insurance coverage in this era of the COVID-19 Pandemic is likely to change as insurance lawsuits are being filed to determine scope of insurance coverage. Meanwhile, in direct response to COVID-19, several states are attempting to modify Commercial General Liability (CGL) Insurance policies through legislation to provide coverage, particularly business interruption insurance, […]
Unexpected Finding at Autopsy of a Perforated Duodenal Ulcer Results in Winning Verdict for a Cardiologist and Five Other Defendants Retrospectively Charged with Medical Negligence
In March and April Julie Ramson and Dawn Ehrenberg won a case involving a young woman, age 22, who passed away from sepsis following a ruptured duodenal ulcer. The ulcer was not discovered until autopsy because the young woman was admitted with generalized weakness, neurological abnormalities, an abnormal EKG and hypertension.
Persistence is the Key to Victory In A Medical Malpractice Case
In May and June of this year we tried and won a difficult medical malpractice case in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant physician misread certain biopsy tissue slides of the plaintiff’s vocal cords in 2010, missing his cancer and allowing it to grow and spread.
Oh no! I’ve been sued for medical malpractice!
You’ve just been served with a summons or complaint for medical malpractice. You are shocked – and frankly, enraged that this patient – or their family – would turn on you.
Medical Malpractice Settlements – Double Edged Sword
Medical malpractice settlements are a double edged sword. The doctor, or other health care professional, has been sued. They are vulnerable and emotional – they are hurt that their patient or the patient’s family would sue them, angry that they have been sued, and scared that they could lose their professional liability insurance and/or their […]
Protecting Access to Care Act – Passed by the House
On June 28, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed medical tort reform legislation intended to help lower the cost of health insurance by lessening the financial burden of medical lawsuits. The House passed the Protecting Access to Care Act, H.R. 1215, which implements medical malpractice reform by capping plaintiff non-economic damages at $250,000 for […]