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.
There are many uncertainties that may go through a patient's mind before a surgical procedure. This is understandable, considering that in these circumstances, the health of the patient is being placed into the hands of a surgeon who is often someone the patient does not know personally. But because of the title and extensive education, many people trust physicians not to make mistakes. It should not be forgotten that doctors are people, too.
When fatal errors are made at the hands of a patient's trusted surgeon, family members often turn towards the assistance of an attorney to ensure that justice is served. Such was the case for one family when their loved one died during a procedure performed by the University of Illinois at Chicago's colorectal surgeon.