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What’s the Difference Between a Misdiagnosis and a Missed Diagnosis?

Published on May 21, 2024 at 8:05 pm in Medical Malpractice.

When you go to the doctor for a health concern, you expect them to look at your health history and perform a thorough examination to determine what is ailing you. But, when your doctor tells you nothing is wrong or prescribes medication for an illness you don’t think is the cause of your symptoms, you might feel discouraged or even scared.

You might then seek a second opinion from another doctor, hoping that they will find the true cause of your illness. And when a doctor misdiagnoses you as well, what options do you have?

In this post, we’ll discuss what the differences are between a misdiagnosis and a missed diagnosis and how serious both types of medical negligence can be to a patient’s health.

Mark Prince Speaks About Uncovered Meter Holes and Legal Options for Suing

Published on May 14, 2024 at 6:24 pm in Premises Liability.

Mark Prince speaks about uncovered meter holes and legal options for suing

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is slated to hold its inaugural Premises Liability Seminar in Miami, FL, from May 23 to 2024. One of the speakers who will deliver a presentation entitled “Uncovered Meter Hole – how to prove notice of dangerous conditions” is our Prince Law Firm founder, Mark Prince.

Concerns surrounding the steel plates that are generally placed atop these “manholes,” as they’re sometimes called, might have never crossed your mind until you read where Mark Prince speaks about uncovered meter holes and legal options for suing. However, this type of negligence leads to countless preventable injuries here in Marion, IL and elsewhere in our state and country every year.

Fall Prevention Methods for Nursing Homes

Published on May 7, 2024 at 6:45 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Fall prevention methods for nursing homes

With an aging population living in assisted care facilities, falls are a major concern for these facilities. These accidents can have an impact on residents’ health and well-being.

Falls can lead to injuries, fractures, reduced mobility, and even psychological distress. Safety should always be the number one concern in these environments, making implementing effective fall prevention methods for nursing homes essential.

What Are the Punitive Damages for Negligence in Illinois?

Published on Apr 30, 2024 at 6:42 pm in Personal Injury.

When you’re involved in an accident, the person who caused it should be held responsible for the injuries and damage they’ve caused. In a personal injury case such as a car accident where a driver’s negligent actions caused your vehicle collision and resulting injuries, you could pursue legal action against the at-fault party.

Aside from the standard compensation seen in most civil cases, there may be an opportunity or valid reason to also pursue punitive damages from the individual who caused you harm.

Intersection Accidents and Injuries

Published on Apr 23, 2024 at 8:01 pm in Car Accidents.

Intersections are where two or more roads intersect. At these locations, vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists cross paths. Unfortunately, intersections are also one of the most common locations for accidents and collisions to occur.

Sometimes, these crashes can lead to severe injuries and even fatalities. Whether you’re a driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian, you must be aware of these areas’ potential dangers.

Can You Sue for an Allergic Reaction?

Published on Apr 23, 2024 at 7:57 pm in Medical Malpractice.

According to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), there are “tens of thousands” of individuals in the U.S. who suffer anaphylactic reactions, another way of referring to someone who experiences a severe sensitivity to an allergen every year.

This one factor results in 1 per every 3,000 inpatient hospitalizations. That same report outlines how anaphylaxis leads to anywhere from 500 to 1,000 annual fatalities in our country.

Informed Consent and Medical Malpractice Claims

Published on Apr 2, 2024 at 7:22 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Anyone who is preparing to undergo a medical treatment or surgery should go through the informed consent process.

However, while statistics aren’t readily available, physicians likely fail to perform this required pre-operative procedure when treating patients. Doing so violates a doctor’s duty of care per a court ruling cited in a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2023, yet it happens nonetheless.

Another study published by the NIH in 2004 suggested that the “lack of informed consent can reinforce a claim of medical malpractice.”

Below, we’ll delve deeper into what informed consent is, when it must be performed, and by whom.

We’ll also describe the dangers associated with doctors failing to consent patients and how situations like these often lead to the filing of a medical malpractice claim.

How To Apply for Workers’ Compensation

Published on Jan 9, 2024 at 9:50 pm in Workers' Compensation.

How to Apply for Workers' Compensation

Illinois law requires almost every employer to secure workers’ compensation coverage that covers its employees in case they fall ill or get hurt on the job. Employers face daily fines for non-compliance. Thus, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that 91% of our state’s employees are entitled to protections this coverage offers, according to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IL WCC). So, what steps should Illinois employees take to apply for worker’s compensation if they require it? We’ll share those details below.

Mark Prince Speaking and Teaching at AAJ’s Voir Dire Workshop This Weekend

Published on May 19, 2023 at 3:48 pm in Firm News.

Mark Prince will be speaking at the 2023 Voir Dire Workshop on Friday, May 19, 2023. Co-sponsored by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), this two-day event will be held at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. Registration is required for this event.

Discussing the topic of “Dealing with ‘Scary’ Issues in Voir Dire,” Mark will be co-presenting with Ken Levinson. This will be an important presentation that fits into the greater picture of the workshop’s goal: educating attorneys on what does and doesn’t work in voir dire.

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