Personal Injury

Will Signing a Waiver Impact Your Illinois Medical Malpractice Case?

12 Apr 2021

Signing a waiver may not impact medical malpractice cases in Illinois, such as if a person was uninformed or when a health care provider was negligent. Prior to a medical procedure, a patient signs a waiver to verify that he or she is aware of the risks that come with the treatment and is providing informed […]

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Will Signing a Waiver Impact Your Illinois Medical Malpractice Case?
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Medical Malpractice: What’s Going On Behind Closed Doors

August 27, 2021

Illinois residents can no longer see their doctor’s detailed records as the State took the information off its website. Previously, people could see information about doctors in the state, including their medical malpractice records. Removal of this information has jeopardized patient safety. Patients can unintentionally seek treatment from doctors who have historically harmed patients when […]

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Medical Malpractice: What’s Going On Behind Closed Doors
Birth Injury

ALERT: Zofran Linked to Birth Defects

August 20, 2021

Several studies have found Zofran to increase the risk of severe birth defects when taken by pregnant women. Zofran, the brand name of ondansetron, is a strong anti-nausea drug. It has been routinely prescribed for pregnant women experiencing morning sickness, although its FDA approval did not include use by expectant mothers. The drug has been […]

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ALERT: Zofran Linked to Birth Defects
Personal Injury

Recovering Compensation for Slip and Fall Injuries

August 13, 2021

A victim can pursue compensation if his or her injuries were sustained due to a property owner’s carelessness or negligence. Property owners are required to keep their premises clear of hazards for the people who visit. If a property owner violates this responsibility and a person has a slip and fall accident, the victim may be […]

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Recovering Compensation for Slip and Fall Injuries
Personal Injury

E-Scooter Safety Is Up For Debate in Chicago

August 06, 2021

The electric scooter pilot programs that Chicago held in 2019 and 2020 evoked varied reactions, with some loving the idea of riding the scooters through the streets while others found them to be dangerous or annoying. Both non-riders and riders were injured in accidents involving e-scooters during the pilot programs. Chicago E-Scooter Pilot Program The […]

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E-Scooter Safety Is Up For Debate in Chicago
Medical Malpractive

When Diabetes Goes Undiagnosed

July 26, 2021

When diabetes is misdiagnosed or not diagnosed, it can cause adverse health outcomes and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 7.3 million adults — or 21.4% of US adults with diabetes — have undiagnosed diabetes. Their symptoms may, therefore, be attributed to different conditions. Diabetes Misdiagnosis or Mismanagement Even […]

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When Diabetes Goes Undiagnosed
Personal Injury

When Workplace Assault Turns Deadly

July 19, 2021

When assault in the workplace turns deadly, an employer can be held liable if the employer’s negligence or intentional conduct contributed to the assault and death. Many fatal workplace assaults could have been prevented if employers took the right steps before the conflict escalated. An appellate court recently said that an Illinois employer could face […]

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When Workplace Assault Turns Deadly
Personal Injury

Should Online Marketplaces Be Liable for Dangerous Products?

July 12, 2021

Momentum is gaining to have liability imposed on e-commerce platforms for the counterfeit and defective goods sold on their platforms. Recent rulings are increasingly holding online marketplaces responsible for the defective or counterfeit products sold on the platforms by third parties. The Shift in the Online Marketplace Landscape For a long time, consumers have managed […]

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Should Online Marketplaces Be Liable for Dangerous Products?
Medical Malpractive

Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits Are Not Restricted to Medical Malpractice

June 25, 2021

Besides medical malpractice, which Chicago cerebral palsy attorneys often handle, cerebral palsy lawsuits can also be brought because of discrimination, poor services, and negligence injuries. Children with cerebral palsy face many issues as they grow. There are laws in place to protect their rights and ensure they get equal opportunities in different areas of life. […]

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Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits Are Not Restricted to Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractive

Common Emergency Room Errors Are Putting Patients’ Lives at Risk

June 18, 2021

Several reports and patient-safety studies have shown certain emergency room errors to be shockingly common. Doctors in emergency departments make similar errors to those made when handling admitted patients, despite the clinical environments being significantly different. It is in the best interest of patients to understand the errors that occur, why they happen, and what […]

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Common Emergency Room Errors Are Putting Patients’ Lives at Risk
Birth Injury

Do You Suffer from PTSD After Giving Birth?

June 11, 2021

Childbirth is a significant cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The psychological toll of the events surrounding childbirth leads some women into PTSD, which follows them into their new motherhood. Understanding PTSD Following Childbirth Typical symptoms of PTSD after giving birth include: Severe emotional distress Flashbacks Intrusive memories Hypervigilance Irritability Sleep problems Several factors lead […]

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Do You Suffer from PTSD After Giving Birth?