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In a word – yes. According to malpractice lawyers in Chicago, many medical malpractice lawsuits are based on simple medical mistakes. Additionally, most of them are completely preventable and caused by inexperience or inattention.

A former Stone Park police officer, George Nissen, was recently awarded $16.2 million settlement for medical malpractice with help from a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer.  Mr.Nissen sustained a traumatic brain injury, and the hospital staff assigned to him failed to properly monitor his condition, leaving the patient a quadriplegic who is unable to eat or speak. It is likely that the reason the patient’s condition was not properly monitored is that three of the nurses
responsible for his care had no experience taking care of patients in the neurosurgical intensive care unit.

There are simple ways for health care professionals to avoid simple mistakes leading to medical malpractice. While they may seem like common sense, these things may get lost – particularly when shifts are short-staffed. Here are a few examples of simple, but necessary, important patient care items:

  • Regular monitoring and recording of vital signs
  • Following procedures and protocols
  • Administering medications in the right amount at the designated

 Unfortunately, even when health care providers are trying their
best, medical errors do occur. In fact, malpractice lawyers in Chicago deal
with hundreds of medical malpractice cases each year. If you or a loved one are
questioning whether a medical error qualifies as medical malpractice, contact a
Chicago medical malpractice attorney.

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  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

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  • Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020

  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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