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What should doctors do to prevent surgical errors?

Surgical errors are a major cause of medical malpractice cases. When a doctor performs the wrong surgery on a patient, their negligence may constitute a breach of their duty and form a basis for a personal injury claim. Though policies may vary from hospital to hospital, American surgical providers have adopted a set of procedures to follow to help them from committing these egregious errors.

What are common causes of motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle accidents are an unfortunately common form of motor vehicle accident that can cause serious injuries to victims and can even result in fatalities. Illinois residents may be familiar with the structure and design of motorcycles and may therefore be able to understand why collisions involving motorcycles can become serious very fast: there are no roll bars or protective structures around motorcyclists to protect them.

When medical care leaves victims with losses

It is not uncommon for individuals to trust the men and women who provide them with medical care. Throughout Illinois, residents seek out doctors and other medical care providers who they like and with whom they can work to protect their health. Most people have the option of changing doctors if they are unsatisfied with the care they receive, and therefore it is not often the case that individuals are tied to providers that they do not trust.

Dog attacks can inflict serious injuries on victims

The domestic dogs that many Illinois residents keep are often considered members of their respective families. Most individuals cannot imagine life without their four-legged friends, and those who do have dogs may go out of their way to include their dogs in their daily lives. Well-trained and controlled dogs can enrich the lives of those who love them, but when dog owners fail to take responsibility for the actions and behaviors that their canine companions' exhibit, devastating attacks can result in serious injuries.

Medical mistakes can mean major problems for victims

Receiving a damaging diagnosis can be traumatic for anyone. If an Illinois resident is told that they have a serious condition like cancer, they may feel a flood of emotions as they work to deal with their new reality. Because of the seriousness of their condition and its potential to jeopardize their future, they may put their trust in their doctors to help them regain their health.

Many hazards threaten the safety of construction workers

Not long ago, this Belleville-based personal injury blog posted an article on the dangers that scaffolds pose to men and women who work in the construction industry. While scaffolds are used to assist workers in reaching heights on the projects they must build, those scaffolds can fall or workers can fall from them when they are not secured to them.

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