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If your loved one has suffered a fall while in a nursing home, you may be wondering if their injuries were caused by negligence on the part of the nursing home staff. Falls are common among nursing home residents, but many falls are preventable.
When an elderly or sick nursing home resident falls, their risk of falling again rises substantially. Falls can lead to traumatic brain injuries, organ damage, soft tissue injuries, broken bones, and other painful consequences. If you suspect that your loved one’s fall was caused by nursing home negligence, you may want to consider filing a
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One mistake behind the wheel of a truck can cause jackknife truck accidents on our nation’s highways. Some 107,000 of those accidents in 2020 involved injuries.
You may be a safe and cautious driver, but you share the road with semi-trailer trucks and accidents involving these large trucks can be devastating. If you have been injured in a jackknife truck accident, you may have legal recourse.
What May Cause a Jackknife accident?
Semi-trailer trucks are massive in size and weight and can therefore result in very serious injuries. Smaller vehicles with trailers attached can also trigger jackknife accidents but the
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It has become almost second nature to open an app and catch a ride with Uber or Lyft. You may simply not like driving or you may be going out for cocktails and are being responsible. It is easy and practical. But what if you are involved in a rideshare accident? Who is liable for your injuries?
Rideshare Apps
Ridesharing companies are known as transportation network companies (TNCs) in Illinois. Under the law, a company that uses an app to connect passengers with TNCs, must not own, control, or manage vehicles that are used by its drivers. Rideshare companies
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Chiropractors are known to work wonders for people suffering from chronic pain. They treat more than 35 million Americans every year. Sometimes people seek out a chiropractor to heal after a car accident or a sports injury and attain favorable results. However, there are times when a negligent chiropractor can cause serious injuries and the injured patient sues for medical malpractice.
Chiropractor Mistakes Can Lead to Painful Injuries
There are various techniques that chiropractors use for adjustments. When they are not properly carried out, they can lead to serious injuries that can impact a person’s health. These are just
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Many retailers are especially generous this year, accepting returns through the end of the month. ‘Tis the season for holiday returns and busy retail workers tending to one customer after another. In their dash to get their work done, retail workers often slip and fall. Research shows that slips, trips, and falls are common causes of injuries in retail stores. Each year about 100,000 young workers between the ages of 16 and 24 are injured on the job, and one out of four young workers is injured in a retail job. Fortunately, worker’s compensation will typically cover employees for injuries
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Generally speaking, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) plays an important role in ensuring children are safe and protected. When someone sees a child being abused or neglected, they can make a report to DCFS and can usually trust that DCFS will complete a fair investigation, taking any action necessary to protect the child. 
However, DCFS employees are people who are subject to the same shortcomings as anyone else. In addition to personal biases that may cause them to perceive a situation unfairly or incorrectly, DCFS employees may also fail to follow appropriate procedures when providing care
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People visit emergency rooms in Illinois under dire circumstances. Rarely are patients thinking calmly or carefully – instead, they rely on the nurses, doctors, and intake professionals to make expert judgments about the necessary care so whatever medical emergency is going on can be treated quickly and correctly. While most emergency rooms provide this level of care, not every medical professional or hospital does; sometimes emergency rooms make mistakes, which can lead to serious, even life-threatening consequences. If you went to an emergency room and did not get the care you needed, you may have a case for medical malpractice
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Few people would doubt that young adults are not always wise decision-makers, but sometimes the actions of a minor cross the boundary from unwise to careless or even malicious. When this happens, the consequences for the minor’s peers can be disastrous. When vehicles are involved, this is especially true, since bad driving can have dangerous and even fatal consequences. Road racing, speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or reckless joyriding have all resulted in fatalities in Illinois. 
If you lost your child in a car accident because one of your child’s friends was driving dangerously, you may
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Just a couple of weeks ago, a man was working with a combine harvester when an accident happened that broke his leg in two places. The man laid alone in the field for some time before someone found him and took him to the Bloomington-Normal hospital. That same day, another Illinois man was killed and a passenger seriously injured after their car rear-ended a farm utility vehicle driving on a rural road. The impact to these victims’ families just before the Thanksgiving holiday cannot be understated, and also illustrates the serious danger that farming equipment can pose. 
Common Farming Equipment
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Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of auto accidents, and they can cause serious injuries. If you have been involved in a rear-end accident, it is important to be aware of any symptoms that may arise. A personal injury attorney can help you take the correct steps to pursue compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Injuries in Rear-End Collisions
Car accident victims may experience injuries such as:

  • Soft Tissue Injuries – These include injuries such as ligament sprains, strains, and tears; muscle spasms; whiplash; and contusions (bruising). Soft tissue injuries often result from rapid acceleration and deceleration

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that can develop due to repetitive motions of the wrists and hands. The condition occurs when a person experiences compression or pressure on the median nerve, an important neural pathway that runs through a small space in the wrist known as the carpal tunnel. If you have developed this condition as a result of your job, you may be wondering if you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in Illinois.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms
Carpal tunnel syndrome typically manifests as pain, numbness, or tingling in the hands and fingers. The symptoms are often worse
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As people all over the state of Illinois grow older, it is not uncommon for family members to invest significant time in finding a proper nursing home or facility to care for their loved ones. Despite the best efforts of caring family members, nursing home abuse and neglect remains incredibly common and occurs even in some of the highest-rated homes.
Many negligent nursing homes will try to pass off injuries as being the result of a resident’s own carelessness, and families can frequently be confused about what options they have to make sure their loved ones remain safe. If you
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T-bone collisions—so named because of their resemblance to the shape of a T—are some of the most dangerous types of car accidents. These collisions often occur at intersections when the front end of one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. T-bone collisions can have devastating consequences, including serious injuries and even fatalities suffered by people in a vehicle that was struck from the side. If you have been involved in a T-bone collision, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and whiplash, may not be immediately apparent. Receiving
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than 6,500 pedestrian fatalities in 2020, and around 55,000 people suffered injuries in pedestrian accidents. Those numbers are alarming, especially since pedestrian accident victims often suffer serious and catastrophic injuries that may require extensive medical treatment and cause them to lose income while they are recovering. In many cases, these accidents result in permanent disabilities. Victims who have been injured in these types of accidents will need to understand their options for pursuing compensation that will fully address the damages they have suffered.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
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There are numerous situations where people may suffer serious injuries affecting the brain. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur when the head is struck suddenly and violently or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain. Traumatic brain injuries can vary in severity, and they can have multiple types of long-lasting effects that can limit a victim’s ability to work, enjoy life, maintain relationships, and complete daily functions. In the most serious cases, a TBI can result in a person’s wrongful death. By understanding the effects of different types of brain injuries, victims and their family
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Patients expect to receive the best possible care from their doctors, but in some cases, they may suffer serious harm because they are not provided the proper treatment. This often occurs due to misdiagnosis, which involves a failure to properly diagnose a dangerous medical condition or an incorrect diagnosis that does not actually identify the issues affecting a person. In some cases, misdiagnosis can lead to delays in treatment, allowing the condition to worsen, or an incorrect diagnosis, which can result in expensive and unnecessary treatments. In the most serious cases, a misdiagnosis can lead to a person’s wrongful
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