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If you have suffered an injury in an accident or lost a loved one because of another person's negligence, call the personal injury attorneys who, for decades, have made a difference to thousands of people throughout the Chicago region. Call Cogan & Power, P.C., Attorneys at Law - The professional expertise you need; the personal attention you deserve.

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Our attorneys have litigated complex injury and medical malpractice cases in both federal and state court.

Illinois Accident Attorneys

Michael Cogan, Founding Partner

Michael P. Cogan is a trial attorney who spends his days in the courtrooms of Illinois fighting for victims' rights. His law firm, Cogan and Power, P.C., Attorneys at Law, has obtained over $250 million on behalf of injured people.

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Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury,
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)

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Medical Malpractice

$10 billion spent on hospital infections every year

In a study aimed at promoting patient safety, Harvard researchers recently found that hospitals are spending approximately $10 billion each year on infections that patients develop while in the hospital, many of which are preventable. The Illinois Department of Public Health has acknowledged this serious problem by enhancing prevention across the state. Chicago hospital error attorneys works to … [...]

$2.75 Million | Northshore University Doctors Fail to Order Cancer Testing

$2.75 Million - The family of a cancer patient was awarded $2.75 million when physicians at Northshore University Healthsystem failed to order a PET scan and/or a needle biopsy which resulted in a delay in the diagnosis of the patient's lung cancer between November 2006 and June 2010. Diagnosis at stage I would have resulted in a cure rate of approximately 80%. (Read the Article in the Chicago … [...]

$3.2 Million | Wrongful Death Suit with Hospital and Physicians

$3.2 Million - The husband of a woman who died from complications after a hysterectomy has received a $3.2 million wrongful death settlement in Cook County Circuit Court….The patient, her abdomen rigid and swollen, was readied for surgery. A hole was discovered in her colon, which allowed fecal matter and gastric liquids to seep into her abdominal cavity after the hysterectomy. (Read the … [...]

12 Causes of Medical Malpractice

Considering the thousands of medical events that occur daily in Illinois doctors’ offices, hospitals and clinics, medical malpractice is a relatively rare event. But when malpractice occurs, it can be a very traumatic and stressful event for patients and their families. Due to negligence, misinterpretation of circumstances or simple mistakes, many malpractice suits are justified and compensation … [...]

16.3 Million | Baby suffers Brain Injury

16.3 Million The two year old plaintiff underwent skull surgery for separate prematurely skull sutures at ACMC. After a successful surgery, she was then transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The PICU team failed to complete a post-op CBC order for over five (5) hours, resulting in a failure to timely diagnose ongoing bleeding and inadequate circulating blood volume. The … [...]

4 methods that could lower medical errors in hospitals

According to an article published in the Journal of Patient Safety, preventable health care mistakes kill thousands of people in the United States each week, which makes them the sixth leading cause of fatality in the country. Approximately 25 percent of patients who are hospitalized will experience harm through medical errors. … [...]

4 signs that you should seek a second medical opinion

The medical field is increasingly complex, and time pressures and advanced technology result in a process that prevents the hands-on approach physicians used to prefer. Misdiagnosis may affect as many as 20 percent of cases. When individuals in Illinois experience pain or other troubling symptoms, it is often tempting to turn responsibility for care to medical professionals unquestioningly, in … [...]

5 Surprising Facts about Medical Malpractice

The health care industry would like us to believe a number of myths and misinformation about medical malpractice, but the following are 5 surprising facts about medical malpractice that cannot be ignored. Medical error is the third leading cause of death. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, as many as 440,000 patients die each year as a result of preventable medical … [...]

5 Things You Need to Know Before a Knee or Hip Replacement

Hip and knee replacement surgeries are among the most common medical procedures, with approximately 719,000 knee replacements and 332,000 hip replacements preformed nationwide in 2010. Although hip and knee replacements are relatively common, there are several things to keep in mind before opting for the procedure. Choose the right doctor and hospital. Although a knee or hip replacement is … [...]

6 Things Clients Need to Know about Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Claims

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