Cancer treatment and medical malpractice: Your options for recovery

A cancer diagnosis is one of the most frightening experiences in life. You trust your oncologist, hoping for a speedy recovery and remission. However, despite carefully established procedures, errors and negligence are more commonly associated than you may realize. Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates discuss what you should know about…

Common LASIK eye surgery mistakes

LASIK eye surgery has grown in popularity since its development in 1990, and millions of individuals have benefited from this revolutionary treatment for vision problems. However,  there are a number of practitioners performing LASIK who are not fully capable. The result is medical malpractice that leaves patients with a variety of new vision maladies. When…

How do you prove a birth injury?

If you decide to file a birth injury malpractice claim, one of the most important parts of this process is showing proof that the birth injury occurred and that it was the healthcare provider or hospital’s fault. A Chicago birth injury lawyer from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates has the education, experience, and skills to help…

Can I sue my child’s therapist for malpractice?

If you or a loved one has experienced injury due to the care provided by a psychologist, you could be entitled to compensation for the associated costs and damages.  Children are minors, so their parents are responsible for bringing claims on their behalf if they are injured.  Today, we’ll explore therapist malpractice. From there, contact…

Is being discharged from the hospital too soon grounds for medical malpractice?

When you undergo a procedure from a medical professional, you trust that you will receive a treatment that meets the basic standards of care. When the standards of care are not met and injury happens, you could have a medical malpractice claim; for instance, being discharged from the hospital too soon. The level of care…

How many people die each year from medical errors?

According to a study from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Even patients who do not die due to a medical error can suffer lasting disabilities and incur tremendous pain and suffering. If this applies to you or a loved one,…

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Illinois

Losing a loved one is a tragedy that no one should have to endure. When that loss is caused by the negligence of another, the aftermath can be even more traumatic. Although no amount of compensation can undo the emotional hardship, a Chicago wrongful death attorney may be able to help.

Does My Treating Doctor or Hospital have any Obligations?

  Question: Does my treating doctor or hospital have any obligations?

Understanding Psychotropic Medication and Informed Consent: Families DO Have a Say!

Question: My father has been receiving antidepressant medicine without my knowledge. I told them to stop it immediately because he’s been in such a fog, and the nurse said she would have to check with his physician. I’m my father’s power of attorney. Don’t I have a say in this? Answer: If your father is…

I was Misdiagnosed Due to My Injury Being a Comp Case

  Question: I was injured on the job 4/13/01 lifting equipment. I was sent to a surgeon because of a bulge and groin pain. The Doctor saw that it was a WC case and told me that “complicated matters” He did no physical exam and ordered a cat scan of the abdominal area. He put…