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Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Posted on: August 14th, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
By: Michael E. Holden, Senior Associate, Romanucci & Blandin More than 250,000 people die every year in the United States due to medical mistakes, according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins, making those mistakes the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. For patients who are victims of a medical mistake, there are strict time limits in each state in which a lawsuit must be filed. These are known as statutes of limitation and statutes of repose. If a lawsuit is ... Read More

Taking A Stand Against Opioids: St. Clair Files Lawsuit Against Abbott Laboratories

Posted on: May 8th, 2017 by Romanucci & Blandin
It’s a sad story that most people are familiar with; an addiction to painkillers.  These powerful drugs meant to help people with intense pain are frequently abused and can even lead to use of other drugs such as heroin.  The Midwest has been hit hard by an opioid epidemic, and one county is finally taking a stand against this uphill battle. St. Clair County in Southern Illinois has filed a lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories, as well as Purdue Pharma, claiming that both these drug manufa ... Read More


Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 by Romanucci & Blandin
Contact: Sarah Jones Email: Phone: (202) 944-2853 Washington, D.C. - The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen in response to President Donald Trump's false assertion that medical malpractice liability reform would impact the costs of health insurance and drug prices: "There is no evidence that rigging the legal system to strip Americans of their rights to hold wrongdoers accountabl ... Read More

Do You Know Your Local Hospital’s Grade?

Posted on: November 14th, 2016 by Romanucci & Blandin
When you have a medical emergency or need to go to the hospital, do you ever think twice about which one to go to?  You might be surprised to learn that not all hospitals are on the same level when it comes to patient health and safety. Over 200,000 deaths each year in hospitals are avoidable and by choosing the right hospital in your area, you can minimize the risk of any of these incidents. Unfortunately, many of the medical errors that lead to death or injuries in these hospitals could ha ... Read More

Improper Use Of Surgical Devices Can Lead To Medical Malpractice

Posted on: August 31st, 2016 by Romanucci & Blandin
When you find yourself facing surgery or a medical procedure, you trust your doctor and surgeon to keep your health and safety first.  Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case and patients can come away from surgery worse than before.  Medical malpractice covers a broad range of issues but one of the most shocking is when doctors use surgical devices in a way other than what they were originally created for. Medical devices like implants or artificial valves must be cleared by the FD ... Read More

Chicago Medical Malpractice  Lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC Reach $925,000 Dollar Settlement for a Medical Negligence Lawsuit Highlighting the Dangers of Aortic Dissection

Posted on: June 29th, 2016 by Romanucci & Blandin
Lawsuit Alleges Negligence Over the Same Disease Which Killed Actor John Ritter CHICAGO – (June 29, 2016) Personal injury law firm, Romanucci & Blandin, announced the $925,000- dollar settlement of a medical negligence lawsuittoday on behalf of their client, Barbara Mini, for a lawsuit involving her deceased husband, Joseph Mini who lost his life on January 25, 2010 after his aortic dissection was allegedly not timely diagnosed by Ira Asher, MD and La Grange Memorial Hospital in La Gran ... Read More

Avoidable Death in Hospitals

Posted on: May 13th, 2016 by Romanucci & Blandin
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Is Your Hospital Safe?

Posted on: May 10th, 2016 by Romanucci & Blandin
A new national Hospital Safety Score report was recently published by the nonprofit Leapfrog Group in Crain’s Chicago Business, evaluating patient safety and quality in American acute care hospitals. The results are astounding. Of the 22 Chicago hospitals evaluated, six received A's, two received B's and the remaining 14 got a C or below. Among those that received a C grade is one of Chicago’s most high-profile hospitals, Northwestern Memorial (NMH). The report gives grades of A through F ... Read More

Communication Failures in Hospitals – Are your Doctors Communicating with One Another?

Posted on: May 4th, 2016 by Romanucci & Blandin
A recent comparative benchmarking report put out by CRICO Strategies examined over 7,000 cases in which facts, figures, or findings got lost between the individuals who had that information and those who needed it across the spectrum of health care services and settings. Entitled Malpractice Risks in Communication Failures, the report shines a light on the who, what, when, and where of miscommunication in hospitals. The findings were alarming. The analysts in this study examined clinical and ... Read More

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC Reach $30 Million Dollar Settlement

Posted on: February 19th, 2016 by Romanucci & Blandin
Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC Reach $30 Million Dollar Settlement with Mark J. Holterman, MD and a Major Chicago Area Teaching Hospital for a Boy Left Permanently Disabled and Brain Injured as a Result of 25 Experimental Surgeries The Lawsuit Ranks as the Fourth Largest Medical Malpractice Suit for a Minor in the State of Illinois CHICAGO, IL – (February 19, 2016) The medical malpractice attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC announced a settleme ... Read More

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