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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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?
Medical Malpractive

Injured by an On-Call Doctor’s Negligence?

May 26, 2021

Despite their best efforts to avoid liability, hospitals can be held liable under Illinois law for an on-call doctor’s negligence that causes or contributes to a patient’s injury. Even if the doctor that acted negligently is an independent contractor, the hospital is liable if it is reasonable for a patient to assume the doctor to be […]

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Injured by an On-Call Doctor’s Negligence?
Birth Injury

Trends in Maternal Mortality in Illinois

May 19, 2021

The Illinois Department of Public Health recently released the state’s second report on maternal mortality, which helps identify statewide trends in maternal health and death. The report shows some concerning trends for Illinois women, such as Black women still dying at an unacceptable disparity. Racial Disparity The new report found Black women to be three […]

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Trends in Maternal Mortality in Illinois
Personal Injury

Accidental Shootings in Chicago: Who Is Liable?

May 12, 2021

In accidental gun shooting cases, parties that can be held liable include gun owners, parents, property owners, and firearm manufacturers. Determining liability for shooting injuries can help injured people and surviving family members of victims obtain compensation with the help of an injury lawyer in Chicago. Holding Gun Owners Liable Gun owners can be held […]

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Accidental Shootings in Chicago: Who Is Liable?
Birth Injury

Organizations that Help Birth Injury Victims in Illinois

May 05, 2021

March of Dimes, The Arc of Illinois, Variety of Illinois, The Cerebral Palsy Group, and Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center are some of the organizations that operate in Illinois to help birth injury victims. These organizations help children with disabilities and their parents get the guidance and support they need to thrive. March […]

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Organizations that Help Birth Injury Victims in Illinois
Personal Injury

Zantac May Cause These Types of Cancer

April 19, 2021

Research suggests Zantac may cause as many as 20 types of cancer including liver, colorectal, stomach, bladder, and breast cancer. Allegations of Zantac causing cancer stem from the concerns that it is contaminated with the dangerous chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directed all drug manufacturers to withdraw Zantac and its […]

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Zantac May Cause These Types of Cancer
Birth Injury

Cerebral Palsy: Early Intervention Can Make a Difference

April 19, 2021

Studies have shown that early intervention programs influence the development of children with or at high risk for cerebral palsy. A recent review of such studies concluded that early interventions in toddlers and infants with or at high risk for the condition are beneficial. Interventions are strategies used to support the normal development of children. Early interventions […]

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Cerebral Palsy: Early Intervention Can Make a Difference