Personal Injury

Doctors, nurses, surgeons, pharmacists, and other medical professionals are held to a high standard when it comes to patient care. Something as simple as misinterpreting a laboratory test result or ignoring an elevated fetal heart rate can have disastrous consequences – especially during pregnancy and birth. If you or your baby were harmed by suspected medical negligence, you may be able to take legal action to hold the party who was at fault responsible and recover financial compensation for your damages. However, to bring a successful birth injury claim, you will need compelling evidence.

Elements of a Birth Injury
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Being involved in a car accident can turn your world upside down. One second you are traveling down the road and the next you are left injured and in pain. Dealing with the financial aftermath of a car crash can be overwhelming under the best of circumstances, let alone when recovering from serious injuries. If you or a loved one were hurt in a car crash caused by another party, consider working with a personal injury lawyer experienced in car accident cases. A skilled attorney will guide you through the process of seeking compensation for your damages, ensuring that your
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Commercial semi-trucks are massive vehicles capable of causing catastrophic damage in an accident. If you or a loved one were involved in a commercial truck crash, you know this firsthand. Victims of truck accidents and the surviving family of fatal truck accidents may be entitled to financial compensation for their damages. They may be compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering, and more. However, to bring a successful claim, they need evidence of the at-fault party’s actions and the relationship between those actions and the crash. Often, proof of Federal Motor Carrier Safety
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 Nursing homes abuse is an endemic issue that exists in every state and around cities throughout the country. According to the National Coalition on Aging, nearly 5 million seniors are abused on an annual basis, violating the dignity of some of our most vulnerable citizens.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse takes many different forms. It may be obvious in some cases, while more covert in others.  
Nursing home abuse may be:

  • Physical: The infliction of bodily harm.
  • Emotional: Bullying, verbal harassment, intimidation, and shaming are included here.
  • Financial: The theft or misuse of the victim’s financial


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PHILIPS ISSUES CLASS I RECALL
Breathing Machines from Philips Respironics May Cause Cancer
Philips Respironics machines’ foam breaks down and can cause cancer (Credit: Yated Ne’eman – https://yated.com/philips-cpap-recall-leaves-sleep-apnea-patients-in-confusion/)
According to the American Sleep Association, more than 50 Million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. And more than 25 million of those are people with obstructive sleep apnea. Indeed, the CDC reports that more than 35% of American adults sleep less than seven hours per night.
With so many dealing with sleep apnea, millions of Americans have been prescribes different breathing systems to help them sleep better,
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The day that young drivers finish their driver’s education and exchange their learner’s permit for their driver’s license is a momentous one especially for teen drivers.
Leaving behind supervised driving and getting an unrestricted license can usher in a tremendous sense of freedom for someone of any driving age.
However, a driver’s license can also bring a licensed driver into danger if they are not careful.
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For the past several decades, members of the military who are on active duty have been unable to pursue personal injury lawsuits against the U.S. government based on injuries or other forms of harm they suffered during their service. However, this changed in 2019 when Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which contained provisions allowing service members to file claims seeking compensation for medical malpractice. In June of 2021, the Department of Defense issued new regulations detailing the procedures that will be followed in these types of claims.
Pursuing Compensation for Medical Malpractice at a Military Hospital
Active-duty
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Suffering a workplace injury is frustrating. You may be unable to work, require intensive medical care, and be left with permanent disabilities. However, the situation is all the more vexing if your workers’ compensation claim is denied.
Injured workers depend on workers’ compensation benefits during their recovery. If a claim is denied, the worker may be left with mounting medical bills and other expenses. Here are three common reasons workers compensation claims are denied:
The Accident Did Not Occur at Work
In order to qualify for benefits, your injury must have occurred during work. However, this does not necessitate a
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Eating fast food wrapped in PFAS laden food packaging may be a one-two punch for your prostate. A new study conducted by scientists at the University of Illinois has found that PFAS exposure together with a high-fat diet causes malignant prostate tumors to grow much faster than those without exposure to the chemical.
The scientists in the study performed several experiments. In one they exposed malignant human prostate cells to PFOS and PFBS and compared them to malignant prostate cells that were not exposed.  The cancerous cells replicated three times faster than the control group when exposed to PFOS and
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There are many issues that can affect the health and safety of a child during the process of pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Some of the most serious concerns involve infections that may be passed from a mother to a child. Group B streptococcus (GBS) is one of the most common of these infections, and it can lead to serious injuries and health issues for newborns. By understanding the risk factors, the symptoms, and the effects of a GBS infection, parents can make sure they are taking the right steps to protect their child’s health and well-being.
Causes of GBS Infections
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After a car crash, your instinct may be to focus on the people who were directly involved in the crash. This makes sense – certainly, the first thing you need to do is to check whether anyone is hurt and call an ambulance if it is needed. It is also important to speak with the other driver to exchange information. However, the people who could become most important in your car accident claim may not be in either crashed vehicle. Third-party witnesses can be extremely important, especially in the event that your case goes to trial. If you have been
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Of the different types of toxic substances that can lead to food poisoning, salmonella is one of the most common. This bacteria is often spread through raw poultry, and unfortunately, agricultural practices in the United States can significantly increase the risks of chicken being contaminated. Government agencies often lack the power and resources to enforce regulations and ensure that food product manufacturers are following the correct safety procedures, and this has caused thousands of people to contract dangerous infections and suffer serious injuries.
Industry Practices Lead to the Spread of Salmonella
In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and
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For years, the professional medical scene has witnessed a troubling trend. More and more hospitals suffer from understaffing problems, which directly tie into overworked nurses and medical staff. In turn, this contributes directly to medical error and negligence.
Thus, exhaustion can and does often lead directly to issues with medical malpractice. And even more troubling still, the numbers of exhausted workers and medical mistakes both continue to rise.
Effects of exhaustion
The Nurses Service Organization discusses the dangerous impact exhaustion can have on medical workplaces. Medical professionals are not immune from the effects of exhaustion on the body. When overworked
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Most people think of the banana as the fruit most likely to cause someone to slip.  Perhaps banana peels really do cause falls due to their slickness.

But what if you fall while working for Apple?

That happened to my client, C, when she was working at a suburban Apple store.  In addition to her job as a Technical Specialist there, she also performed administrative duties in a school district office, and took care of her aging parents.  She was a busy woman.

One evening, the cleaning crew mopped the floor without providing any notice it was doing so or
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In Illinois, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance covers medical expenses and part of a worker’s lost income in the event of a work-related injury or illness. Workers classified as independent contractors are not covered under Illinois’s workers’ compensation laws. If you are an independent contractor and you were hurt at work, you may feel as if you have no options. However, if you have been misclassified as an independent contractor when you actually function as an employee, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.

Understanding the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor
Businesses
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There are multiple types of injuries that can occur in a car accident, and whiplash is one of the most common issues that can affect victims. These types of injuries may affect a person’s back and neck, as well as other parts of their body, and they can lead to a number of ongoing health issues. While whiplash often occurs in rear-end collisions, it can also affect drivers and passengers in multiple other types of accidents, including high-speed collisions or those involving relatively low speeds. By understanding the effects that whiplash can have on a person’s life
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