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Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC helps individuals and families with personal injury and medical malpractice cases across Illinois in such cities as: Chicago, Aurora, Naperville and Joliet.

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The United States Food and Drug Administration has been around for more than a century. The agency has taken on various roles over the years, acting to ensure that food and medical devices are safe for consumers.
In a way, the agency acts as a consumer protection watchdog, with the ability to keep products from coming onto the market and take enforcement actions against people and companies that violate its rules.
The Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906
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Many people know that there are four parts to the legal test of negligence in personal injury law. They have probably used the term “duty of care” used frequently without really knowing what it means. The duty of care is one of the central concepts of tort law.
It is the basis for personal injury lawsuits. In order to be in a position where you can receive financial compensation from someone who injures you, they must have owed you the duty to act as a reasonable person would under the circumstances.
If they breached the duty of care, and you
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In providing services to the general public, the government must still meet the standard of care that is expected of them. Even though they are sovereign, they may still consent to lawsuits in certain circumstances. We are often asked can you sue the government when an employee or the federal agency itself has injured you.
If you have been injured in certain types of accidents, you can sue the federal government or a municipal government agency. Still, there are special rules that attach to these lawsuits that you must strictly follow or risk losing your right to financial compensation.
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If you have been injured on the job, you may be eligible for some form of financial compensation to help cushion the financial blow associated with the injury. You may be struggling under the weight of medical bills and not being able to earn a paycheck.
So long as your injury was work-related, you should be entitled to some form of compensation that can help. Even still, you would want to retain a personal injury lawyer to see if you may be able to get more compensation in a lawsuit. Contact the attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers for a free
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There is a rule in personal injury claims that the defendant takes their victim as they find them. It does not matter what condition the plaintiff was in before the accident. The defendant is liable to pay for the damages that they have caused to the specific and unique plaintiff.
This principle is personified by the term “eggshell skull rule.” While the phrase sounds somewhat extreme, it stands for the fact that a jury will hold the defendant liable for physical injuries, even if the plaintiff has an eggshell skull that could be cracked by anything.
If you or a
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You may realize after you have hired a lawyer that they are not the right attorney for you. Some clients may learn that they are better served by hiring a new lawyer. Before you can obtain a new attorney, you need to terminate your relationship with your old attorney.
You may be afraid to fire your attorney in the middle of a personal injury lawsuit. However, it is a step that you must take at times. Here are some things to consider when you need to end your relationship with legal counsel.
Reasons Why You May Need a New Attorney
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Car accident victims often worry about how they will find personal injury lawyers who are willing to work with them. In order to file the most effective car accident claim, you would need a personal injury lawyer.
However, people who have been involved in car accidents may not have the money to pursue a car accident case. Thankfully for you, the typical Chicago car accident lawyer will work for you on a contingency fee arrangement. They are not paid unless you receive a financial recovery in your case. If you are wondering about car accident lawyer cost, read more to
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Approximately 1220 long-term care facilities operate throughout Illinois, providing care and services to over 100,000 nursing residents, including the young, disabled, rehabilitating, and elderly. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Illinois Department of Public Health ensure that every facility is licensed, regulated, and inspected yearly.
However, over 250 (20%) provide substandard care (one star out of five) compared to all other nursing care homes nationwide. Among Illinois’ worst nursing homes, CMS will not rank 46 Illinois nursing centers because of the significant ongoing problems involving negligence and abuse, instead classifying them as a Special Focus Facility
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Seniors need someone else to make decisions for them when their capacity begins to decline. Power of attorney is a solution that works for many families, and it keeps them from having to go through a guardianship proceeding.
However, some people may hesitate to take on this responsibility because they do not fully understand how a power of attorney works. Here, you are just a decision maker, and you do not take on legal responsibility for nursing home bills. To make this clear, we will explain exactly how a power of attorney works.
Power of Attorney Is a Part of
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Defamation of character occurs when someone makes a false statement against you, which they publish or state as fact, causing harm to your personal and professional reputation and other damages, such as emotional distress and financial loss.
According to the First Amendment, everyone has the right to free speech. However, defamation laws protect people from suffering harm to their reputations, careers, finances, and health from false statements made by other people.
Unfortunately, defamation of character can be challenging to define, prove, and prosecute. In this article, you will learn about the definition of defamation, its two primary types, how to
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Before the advent of modern science, many industries were unaware of the toxic properties of certain chemicals used in everyday applications. The US military was no exception.
In the 1940s, the US military began using trichloroethylene (TCE) for vapor degreasing tanks and aircraft parts. TCE is a powerful cleaning solvent that proved to be a valuable national security resource for the Air Force. During that time, scientists knew that TCE could be poisonous but were unaware of its carcinogenic properties.
As a result, countless service members exposed to TCE may have an increased risk of developing severe diseases, including cancers
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Everyone is entitled to freedom of speech. However, no one has the right to ruin a person or business’ reputation by making false statements, whether carelessly or maliciously.
Did someone make verbal defamatory statements against you or your business? Did these statements result in damages? If so, you could sue the speaker for defamation.
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In every personal injury lawsuit, you need to prove that the defendant was responsible for your injuries to receive financial compensation. In some cases, it can be very difficult. Something so extreme may have happened that negligence would be obvious, even if nobody saw what happened.
Here, there is a doctrine called res ipsa loquitur that dates back for centuries that roughly states that the fact that something happened is proof of negligence on its own.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, the attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help you fight for financial
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Nothing is more painful than losing a loved one in an untimely death, especially if caused by a preventable mistake. When someone else’s negligence causes your loved one’s passing, taking legal action through a wrongful death suit is the best way to make the at-fault party responsible for their actions.
However, going through a legal battle is usually not the first thing on a grieving family’s mind. Unsurprisingly, many families want to resolve their cases as quickly as possible, and they often ask: “How long does a wrongful death lawsuit take?”
Unfortunately, the answer is not so simple. Every wrongful
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The earth is currently facing a massive environmental crisis, and water pollution is one of the many issues that our society faces today.
Rivers, lakes, and oceans worldwide are polluted with chemicals, plastics, human waste, and other contaminants like pharmaceuticals. Since the pandemic, the increased usage of face masks and other PPE has introduced even more man-made waste to our waters in recent years.
Water pollution puts everyone and everything at risk, including humans, wildlife, and the environment. Contaminants kill animals, destroy habitats, and disrupt ecological processes. As a result, humans suffer from limited food production, water scarcity, and hindered
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If you served in the US military after 1974, your military identification number would likely be your Social Security number (SSN). You need your ID number to request copies of your military records, including your DD 214.
Your military record will help you obtain Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and other military services the United States government provides.

What Is the Purpose of Military Identification Numbers?
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