Neurosurgery is considered to be one of the more complicated areas of medicine. This is why many patients in need of a neurosurgeon trust that they are receiving care from an exceptionally qualified physician.. Unfortunately, one Illinois family is figuring out the consequences of a medical accident caused by a neurosurgeon's negligence.
According to reports, a lawsuit filed regarding the death of a 59-year-old man in Geneva, Illinois, will be heading back to court. The wrongful death suit was filed by the family of the deceased man against the city of Geneva for what the man's relatives believe to be improper monitoring of the Geneva dam. Court documents show that a hearing is scheduled for this month and the suit's dismissal will be discussed.
Even though the 2011 fatal accident rate was the lowest since 1949, the number of truck occupant deaths jumped nearly 20 percent. Six hundred and thirty-five truck occupants were killed in 2011, compared with 530 in 2010.
The small town of Campton Hills, Illinois, had not seen a fatal crash in 2010 or 2011. But a recent automobile accident that occurred there is the third of 2012 and brings with it a third and fourth death. According to reports, the collision occurred on Route 38 around 8:46 p.m. Four vehicles were involved in the accident that was reportedly started by the dangerous driving of a 30-year-old woman from Wisconsin.
One of the best-selling drugs in the world may have seen its generic form marred by the company that manufactures it. According to a recent recall from Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc., dozens of lots of the generic form of Lipitor may contain tiny glass particles. The potentially defective product could cause serious harm to those that ingest it and may lead to a product liability suit if the damage occurs. Consumers using the generic version of the cholesterol drug in Illinois should consult the recall to determine if they are at risk.