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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
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?
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?
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
Personal Injury

Will Signing a Waiver Impact Your Illinois Medical Malpractice Case?

April 12, 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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US Health and Human Services: Action Plan to Improve Maternal Health [infographic]

April 05, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced an action plan that would improve maternal health before, during, and after pregnancy. The Plan addresses a critical need, as the country has the worst rate of maternal mortality when compared to other similarly developed countries. It has a list of actions geared toward reducing […]

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US Health and Human Services: Action Plan to Improve Maternal Health [infographic]
Personal Injury

Holding a Midwife Responsible for Cerebral Palsy

March 25, 2021

Midwives may be held responsible for children’s cerebral palsy if their acts or omissions cause infant brain damage. When midwives fail to properly monitor the mother and/or fetus, fail to identify the need for medical intervention and properly respond, or act recklessly during the labor, they can be held liable for birth injuries. Failure to […]

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Holding a Midwife Responsible for Cerebral Palsy
Personal Injury

Alarm Fatigue Is Putting Patients at Risk

March 18, 2021

Alarm fatigue poses a significant risk to patient safety, leading to medical mistakes, serious injuries, and even death. Alarm fatigue refers to the sensory overload occurring because of clinicians’ exposure to a growing number of alarm systems, making the clinicians desensitized to the sounds and increasing their rate of missing potentially critical alarms. According to […]

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Alarm Fatigue Is Putting Patients at Risk