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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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 […]

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How to Have a Safe Road Trip this Thanksgiving
Medical Malpractive

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Personal Injury

Who Is Liable for Apartment Complex Fires in Chicago?

September 06, 2021

When landlords fail to provide working smoke detectors, adequate emergency exits, or commit other acts of negligence that cause or accelerate apartment complex fires in Chicago, they can be held liable for the resulting damages. Tenants can hold the landlords responsible for the wrongful deaths or personal injuries suffered. Landlord Duty to Tenants Landlords owe […]

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Who Is Liable for Apartment Complex Fires in Chicago?
Medical Malpractive

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