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DuPage County medical malpractice attorneysWhen a loved one is in a nursing facility, you have every reason to assume that he or she will receive a higher level of care than would be possible at home. In most such facilities, staff members are available 24 hours a day to monitor patients, dispense medication, and generally follow all care instructions provided by the patients’ attending physicians. But, what happens when the staff does not follow a doctor’s instructions? As a case from Cook County shows, the outcome can be tragic.

A Fall and Subsequent Treatment

The facts of the case began in 2011 when a woman in her mid-80s fell at her home and broke her hip. She was referred to a nursing home in Bartlett for physical therapy and was on prescription Coumadin—a blood thinner that is intended to prevent clotting and potential strokes. According to court records, the staff at the nursing facility “inexplicably” stopped giving the woman her prescription after conducting a test that allegedly reassessed her need for the medication. The woman’s doctor, the suit claimed, did not sign off on stopping her medication.

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taxi accident, DuPage County personal injury attorneysPersonal injury lawsuits are meant to compensate victims for their injuries, loss, and suffering. Unfortunately, even with a verdict, some companies find their way out of paying damages. Among the most recent to do so is The Yellow Cab Company which allegedly filed for bankruptcy immediately after being hit with a $26 million verdict. Even more concerning to many is that, despite filing for bankruptcy, the company plans to continue operating.

Victim Still Suffering a Decade Later

The plaintiff in the lawsuit against Yellow Cab was once a real estate attorney. He had been on his way home from a client dinner when his cab careened off the Ogden tollway exit and into a concrete barrier. He suffered extensive injuries, including brain damage, and allegedly has issues sleeping, suffers from anxiety and slurred speech. Essentially, his life was permanently altered by the crash.

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