My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: Illinois. I became pregnant the summer of 2000. I had a couple of issues with spotting and was told to stay off my feet for a couple of days until the bleeding stopped. In October, I was sent to another hospital for an ultra sound to see what could be causing the spotting. I was told I had a large mass (a tumor) growing inside with my baby and was put on complete bed rest until I was 37 weeks. The doctor was afraid I would go into premature labor and bleed to death or the baby would not survive. After numerous ultra sounds, I was told the tumor finally stopped growing in Jan. My orginal due date was in March, 2001. The doctor induced labor Feb. 24. After the delivery of my baby, the doctor sits down to retrieve the tumor. There was no tumor and the doctor said the umbilical cord was larger than normal. However, she left the diagnoses as a tumor. Because of the diagnoses I was unable to work, which caused severe financial strain and suffering (and I am still trying to dig my way out the hole. I feel the hospital/Doctor should be held accountable for my suffering. I could have worked in another capacity at my job if it wasn't for the misdiagnoses. Is there anything I can do at this point?