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 […]

Will Signing a Waiver Impact Your Illinois Medical Malpractice Case?
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Birth Injury

Did Your Newborn Suffer Brain Injuries During the Birthing Process?

November 19, 2021

To determine whether the brain injuries your newborn suffered qualify as medical malpractice in Chicago, call Goldberg & Schulkin at 312-236-4146. Newborn brain injuries often result from physical harm during birth. They occur when the cells in the newborn’s brain are destroyed or damaged. Newborn brain damage can lead to lifelong mental and physical disabilities. […]

Did Your Newborn Suffer Brain Injuries During the Birthing Process?
Personal Injury

Restaurants May Be Liable for These Common Injuries

November 12, 2021

Slip and fall injuries, foodborne illnesses, injuries caused by dram shop law violations, and burn injuries from hot food and drinks are common injuries sustained by restaurant customers. People who have been injured because of negligent restaurants have a right to pursue compensation. Slip and Falls Slip and falls at restaurants cause a considerable number of […]

Restaurants May Be Liable for These Common Injuries
Medical Malpractice

Failure to Provide Follow-Up Care May Be Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

November 05, 2021

Providing inadequate aftercare or failing to provide follow-up care can be a cause of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical facilities and professionals have a duty to follow up with patients after treatment and provide aftercare. Lack of appropriate follow-up care could result in mild ongoing symptoms, worsening of medical conditions, and even death. Failure to […]

Failure to Provide Follow-Up Care May Be Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Personal Injury

Multiple Parties May Be Liable in Wrongful Death Lawsuits Involving Guns

October 27, 2021

When a loved one is fatally injured in a gun-related incident, one can seek compensation from all parties whose negligence contributed to the victim’s injuries. That could include the shooter, gun owner, seller, property owner, and any other parties that may have contributed to the loved one’s death. Potential Liable Parties in Gun-Related Wrongful Death […]

Multiple Parties May Be Liable in Wrongful Death Lawsuits Involving Guns
Medical Malpractice

Are Medical Mistakes in Surgery Centers Going Unreported?

October 20, 2021

A USA Today and Kaiser Health examination found that medical errors that result in injuries or death at ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are underreported to oversight agencies. At least 17 states do not have mandated reporting requirements applying to surgical centers, even in the case of fatalities. Public access to vital information about surgical centers […]

Are Medical Mistakes in Surgery Centers Going Unreported?
Personal Injury

What Makes Tanker Truck Accidents So Dangerous?

October 13, 2021

Tanker truck crashes are among the most dangerous accidents because of the hazardous materials the trucks usually transport and the weight and size of the trucks. Gasoline, ethanol, diesel fuel, radioactive materials, industrial chemicals, and agricultural pesticides are some of the toxic substances that most tanker trucks carry. The weight and size of these trucks […]

What Makes Tanker Truck Accidents So Dangerous?
Personal Injury

How to Have a Safe Road Trip this Thanksgiving

October 06, 2021

Getting the vehicle serviced, preparing for emergencies, and packing safely before leaving home are crucial steps to take to ensure a safe Thanksgiving road trip. During the trip, drivers should avoid distractions and take breaks. Thanksgiving is a popular holiday for traveling, and the influx of holiday travelers on the road can increase the risk […]

How to Have a Safe Road Trip this Thanksgiving
Medical Malpractice

What Is (and Is NOT) Medical Malpractice?

September 27, 2021

Medical malpractice happens when a health care professional causes harm to a patient because of an omission or negligent act. Medical malpractice or negligence involves errors in diagnosis, treatment, health management, medication dosage, or aftercare. A case can only be considered medical malpractice if there is negligence and harm or injury, and the harm or […]

What Is (and Is NOT) Medical Malpractice?
Birth Injury

Did this Defective Scalpel Cause Your Newborn’s Injury or Death?

September 20, 2021

The Safety Scalpel N11, a component of Cardinal Health’s Argyle UVC Insertion Tray, was found to have a permanent locking feature that could lead to serious injury or even death of newborn babies. Following two deaths and numerous complaints, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class 1 recall warning, the strictest type of […]

Did this Defective Scalpel Cause Your Newborn’s Injury or Death?
Personal Injury

How Speed Impacts the Outcome of a Crash

September 13, 2021

The higher the speed in a crash, the more severe the consequences typically are with regard to material damage and occupant injury. Multiple studies have shown a relationship between speed and crash risk, injury severity, and material damage. Although vehicles are safer now more than ever, the effectiveness of their built-in occupant protection equipment reduces […]

How Speed Impacts the Outcome of a Crash