Statewide, Illinois


Kevin D. Kojs

Operating Room Fires

Fire!! That is the last thing on one’s mind when they are going in for an operation.  Unfortunately, operating room fires happen and can result in yours or a loved one’s life being changed forever. The primary result of operating […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Medical Negligence: Newborn Strokes That Can Cause Brain Damage

Strokes that occur at or near the time of birth are often overlooked as a significant contributing factor to cerebral palsy.  Perinatal stroke is a known cause of long-term neurological impairment. These strokes are caused by a disruption in blood […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Doctor Performs Surgery on Wrong Patient or Wrong Part of Body – Why This is a “Never Event” that Should Never Occur

According to a 2013 article in the Journal of Patient Safety, preventable medical errors may now be the third leading cause of death in the United States.  These errors include so-called “never-events,” such as wrong site and wrong patient errors. For […]