Personal Injury

According to the CDC, over 1.6 million people learn that they have cancer every year. As the second most common cause of death in the United States, cancer claims the lives of far too many people on an annual basis. However, not everyone who is diagnosed with cancer actually has cancerous cells in their body. Additionally, not everyone who has cancer is diagnosed with cancer upon seeking medical attention for their health concerns. Anywhere from 10 to 20 percent of people who receive a cancer diagnosis eventually learn that they were wrongfully diagnosed
Whether they were told that they
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When our doctors prescribe us medicine, we usually trust them to know what is best for our health – after all, they have significant training and experience and any Cook County doctor who prescribes medicine is expected to ensure the expected benefits outweigh any risks. Unfortunately, the companies that make medicine do not always correctly describe adverse effects, and not all doctors exercise appropriate caution when prescribing medicines to pregnant women.  
Pregnant women are particularly at risk from dangerous prescription drugs. Certain drugs are known to cause permanent harm to a developing fetus that can result in serious complications. These
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Surgery, in general, is risky but having a competent surgeon and anesthesiologist should never be a concern for a patient. Unfortunately, there are examples of patients being injured because of an anesthesiologist’s medical negligence. The patient is the victim in these instances and the anesthesiologist could be held liable for any injuries or illnesses resulting from anesthesia error.
Different Forms of Anesthesia
Each type of anesthesia is designed to help keep you comfortable and pain-free while being operated on. Depending on the severity of your surgery, there are different types and levels of anesthesia that would be administered, including:
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 Birth injuries can often be life-changing for both the affected child and his or her entire family. In some cases, birth injuries are caused by negligent doctors, nurses or hospital staff involved with the birthing process or infant care. Labor and delivery negligence can lead to injuries such as brachial plexus birth palsy. When looking to file for malpractice and receive compensation for a birth injury, it is important to find an attorney that is skilled in personal injury representation. 
What Is a Brachial Plexus Injury?
The brachial plexus is a nerve system located within the shoulder that extends
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Safe winter driving can be complicated. You may not always be able to prevent an accident no matter how safe you are trying to be. It is essential that you understand some basics to keep yourself and others as safe as possible.
To begin with, the Illinois Department of Transportation suggests not driving on roads during winter storms unless you must. You also should prepare for getting stuck in traffic or other situations by stocking your vehicle with a safety kit. Beyond that, you want to make some smart winter driving decisions.
Slow down
The number one rule of adverse
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If you drive to work or run errands, you see car accidents every day. You may wonder how so many accidents occur.
Motor vehicle accidents happen for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons for a car crash are drug or alcohol impairment, speeding, distracted driving and driver fatigue.
Drug and alcohol impairment
If you drive while intoxicated, your reaction time and judgment can be severely affected. Impaired driving accounts for one-fourth to one-third of accidents with fatalities nationwide. You can become impaired by using alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medications.
Speeding
Many people regularly exceed the
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Sales of the once-popular Juul e-cigarette have plunged by $500 million, jeopardizing the company’s very existence. Chalk that up to massive awareness campaigns by those who believe the product’s potential health hazards and controversial marketing tactics to young people must be stopped.
What’s on the line is whether the Food and Drug Administration will ban the sales of Juul products. At a September 9, 2021 meeting, the FDA delayed a ruling about whether it should ban sales of Juul products even as it barred the sale of almost 950,000 lesser-known e-cigarette products.
Company Spending Millions
In its attempt to show
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Navigating life after experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be both frightening and frustrating. You may be left wondering how to pay for treatment or rehabilitation and where you can find help filing a personal injury claim. Experiencing a TBI could significantly impact your, or a loved one’s, life, and it is important to reach out to a skilled attorney to help you determine if you are entitled to monetary compensation. 
Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Car accidents, a slip-and-fall accident or an act of violence can all lead to a TBI. Due to the severity of
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Being pulled over on the suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) can create a situation where people feel the need to prove their innocence then and there. In doing so, they may think that they have no choice other than to complete a field sobriety test when prompted by the officer who pulled them over. 
While the logic makes sense, in all actuality, you do not have to agree to a field sobriety test in Illinois. Many people are not aware of this, but that is often because officers do not offer up that information unprovoked because it is
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Residents of Illinois nursing homes have long faced challenges in getting the standard of care they are entitled to by law. High staff turnover, low pay, overcrowded rooms, inadequate staffing, and other cost-cutting measures put stress on staff and place residents at risk of nursing home abuse and neglect. Recently, some of these challenges have been explored by the Illinois Senate Health Committee, which last month weighed in on a new payment structure meant to incentivize better staffing and quality of care.

Poor Payment Structure Leads to Adverse Outcomes
Many fear that Illinois’ current payment model continues to allow
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In an study conducted by Allstate, nearly 90 percent of drivers surveyed admitted to driving faster than the posted speed limit. Approximately 40 percent admitted to driving more than 20 miles an hour over the speed limit. Even though it is dangerous, many drivers speed.
If you were hurt in a car accident while you were speeding, you may question whether you can still file an injury claim and seek monetary compensation for your damages. The answer, like many answers in personal injury law, depends on the unique circumstances of your case. Read on to learn how speeding may impact
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Dog attacks are frightening for anyone, but for children, they can be particularly scary. Not only are many dogs stronger and bigger than most children, but the effects of a dog attack in a child’s youth can have a life-long impact on their relationship with dogs and other animals. 
In addition to the psychological harm of dog attacks, the injuries sustained in dog bites can be extremely painful, require extensive medical treatment, and be serious enough to permanently disfigure a child. If your child has suffered from a disfiguring dog bite injury, you may want to speak with an
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From a young age, we are taught to “stop, drop, and roll” in the event of a fire. Unfortunately, fire safety education other safety measures do not prevent every fire from occurring.
Fires can cause horrible burns, lung damage from smoke inhalation, and other injuries. Individuals who survive a serious fire are often left with disfiguring scars and long-term health problems. If you or a loved one were hurt in a fire, you may be able to take legal action against the at-fault party. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and
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Childbirth can be a difficult but joyous experience. However, when things do not go according to plan, complications can occur that may result in harm to the child or mother. Doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel must monitor the mother and infant carefully, ensuring the highest standard of medical care is met and taking quick and effective action to address any complications. 
Sometimes, the medical staff does not give their patients the care they need. When this happens during childbirth, the birth injuries that may result can have devastating long-term consequences. One of these consequences may be full or partial
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While people may be careful to avoid eating foods that could potentially be harmful, there are a variety of situations where food poisoning may occur. Because foodborne illnesses can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort and have long-lasting effects, those who have contracted these illnesses will want to understand who was responsible, and they may be able to pursue financial compensation for their injuries and damages. Our firm works to keep people informed about issues related to food poisoning, and we regularly answer questions about these matters, including:
How Common Is Food Poisoning?
According to the Centers for
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Most car crashes are the culmination of numerous different factors. Speeding, winter weather, driver fatigue, inadequate vehicle maintenance, and countless other circumstances can create the perfect storm of events during an accident. This can make it very difficult for police, attorneys, insurance companies, and car accident victims to know who is ultimately at fault for the wreck.
If you or a loved one were recently hurt in a car accident, you may be able to hold the at-fault party accountable for your damages through a personal injury claim. Accident reconstruction, or the process of recreating what happened during the crash,
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