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Types of medical errors you should be on guard against

Whether you are in excellent health or have some health concerns, at some point you will need to see a doctor for treatment. As you are researching your options in Illinois, you should take some time to learn about the different kinds of medical malpractice that you may encounter. Medical mistakes and malpractice issues may be unpleasant for you to think about while you are contemplating your care options, but it is important for you to do so. Knowing the types of errors and issues that can result in your harm can help you to make better decisions regarding your medical care. 

Was your C-section a medical necessity?

Women who give birth may do so naturally or by cesarean section — a procedure that entails delivery through an incision made in the mother’s abdomen. The latter of these options has increased dramatically in frequency over the past few decades, and there are a number of reasons to opt for a C-section. According to The Washington Post, though, some mothers feel pressured into the procedure. Here are a few factors to consider if you believe your C-section may have been unnecessary.

ALTON —Like any successful trial lawyer, John Hopkins knows the importance of preparation. But he usually doesn’t write out the questions he plans to ask witnesses in depositions or in court.

“I like to react to what the witness is saying—not only what they’re saying, but how they’re saying it,” Hopkins says.

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