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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.

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Attorney Cogan Power

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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Areas of Practice :

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

Chicago Medical Malpractice Law Firm

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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 … [...]

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 … [...]

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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Are inferior vena cava filters really beneficial to patients?

The largest vein in the body, the inferior vena cava, takes blood from the legs to the heart and lungs. A patient may receive an inferior vena cava filter, also known as an IVC filter, to capture a blood clot that breaks loose from a deep vein in one of the legs. This keeps it from reaching the pulmonary artery. A doctor implants this small, cone-shaped device in the inferior vena cava below … [...]

Artificial Hip Recall

A global device manufacturer’s 2012 decision to issue a voluntary recall of two of its artificial hip components could leave many patients confused about their exposure to serious complications and their legal rights to compensation. The problems date back to 2008, when Stryker Corporation announced the release of “breakthrough” devices for artificial hips. These devices employed a two-piece … [...]

Can Retailers Be Held Liable for Selling Synthetic Drugs?

Synthetic drug use has grown at an alarming rate in recent years, especially among teens and young adults. In fact, in the period from 2010 to 2011, the number of people in Illinois hospitalized from taking synthetic drugs skyrocketed from 65 to 604, according to the Illinois Poison Center. To combat the increasing number of injuries and fatalities caused by synthetic drugs, several states and … [...]

Chicago Medical Malpractice Law Firm