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Medical malpractice in Illinois occurs when a medical professional fails to perform their duty of care to a patient. This may include acting negligently or recklessly during the diagnosis, treatment, or recovery process. Medical malpractice often results in further injuries, illness, or catastrophic impact on the patient.
If you suspect medical malpractice has happened to you or a loved one, contacting a skilled Illinois medical malpractice lawyer is essential to advocate for your rights.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice and Their Consequences
Medical malpractice can occur across a variety of fields and during diagnosis, treatment, surgical procedures, or the recovery
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Though many steps and workplace safety regulations are in place to reduce the occurrence of factory accidents, the unfortunate reality is that factories are still dangerous places and accidents do occur. Receiving an injury in a factory accident can be catastrophic, and it is important to pursue a claim for the compensation you deserve while you recover from your injuries. An Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer can help guide you through this process.
Common Factory Accidents and Injuries
Factory accidents can occur in many different ways even despite proper safety regulations and precautions due to the somewhat hazardous conditions
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If you are injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, that driver can be held liable for the losses your injuries cause you. What you might not realize is that you may also be able to pursue legal action against the entity where that driver obtained the alcohol consumed that resulted in his or her inebriated state. This can be done under Illinois dram shop law. An Illinois personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case and determine if this is a legal option for you.
What Is the Dram Shop Law?
Dram shop is a term
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The Illinois workers’ compensation statute was enacted to protect workers if they suffer work-related injuries or develop an occupational disease. Workers’ comp benefits ensure that the injured employee’s medical expenses will all be paid, and they will receive a percentage of their wages while recovering from their injuries.
Unfortunately, far too many employers and their insurance companies deny an injured worker’s claim, leaving that worker in a difficult situation. The following are some of the most common reasons cited for denial. If your claim has been denied, it is important to contact an Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer right away.
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Most people know what a hit-and-run accident is but may not have heard of miss-and-run crashes. A miss-and-run accident – also referred to as a “near-miss-and-run” or “close-call hit-and-run” – is when a driver narrowly avoids hitting another vehicle, pedestrian, or some object, and that action causes another party some type of harm. What makes a miss-and-run different from a hit-and-run is that the driver makes no physical contact with the injured party.
Even without the physical contact, that driver could still be liable for any injuries sustained in the crash. This is why anyone who experiences a miss-and-run crash
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A report released in December by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that the number of workplace fatalities increased by almost 6 percent in 2022 compared to the number of deaths in 2021. According to the report, a worker died every 96 minutes in 2022.
The following is a brief overview of the report’s findings. If you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, it is important to speak with an Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer to find out what legal recourse you may have.
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2022 Findings
The report shows that
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Winter is in full force here in Illinois. All one has to do is listen to the weather report – or look out the window – to see the ice and snow covering the state over the past few weeks. Although this season brings up beautiful snowscapes, it can also lead to accidents that can result in serious – or even fatal – injuries. There are a number of different types of accidents that can occur. If you have been injured, an Illinois personal injury lawyer can help you determine who the liable party is and what type of legal
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Every year, more than 3.2 million workers suffer serious work-related injuries and illnesses. States such as Illinois have passed workers’ compensation laws to ensure these injured workers are protected. These laws are in place to ensure that injured workers receive the benefits they are entitled to, including medical benefits and a percentage of their wages.
Although these cases should be straightforward, far too many employers and their insurance companies look for ways to prevent injured workers from receiving those benefits. While not every workplace injury claim necessitates legal representation, four key signs indicate you should seriously consider hiring
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A spinal cord injury (SCI) is a life-altering event that can have profound and long-term consequences for individuals and their loved ones. When the spinal cord is damaged, it can result in a range of physical, emotional, and psychological challenges that require significant adjustment and adaptation. When that injury results from another party’s negligence, Illinois law allows those injured to pursue legal action against the party or parties who are liable to obtain financial compensation for the losses their injury has caused. If you or a loved one has been injured, an Illinois personal injury lawyer can help your family
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The construction industry has some of the highest rates of injuries and fatalities in the country. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has classified four different types of construction accidents as the Fatal Four – falls, struck by, electrocutions, and caught-in/between accidents. While the first three types of accidents are fairly self-explanatory, many people are unsure what caught-in/between accidents are. According to OSHA, these are accidents that cause injuries when a worker is caught, compressed, crushed, pinched, or squeezed between two or more objects or becomes caught between parts of equipment, machine, or material. The following explains some of
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Each year, approximately 40,000 people are killed in car accidents. Here in Illinois, fatal crashes are responsible for killing more than 1,300 people annually, making the state the eighth highest in vehicle deaths. Fortunately, not all crashes are fatal ones, however, with an estimated 7 million car accidents occurring each year, hundreds of thousands of motorists are left injured. These injuries can range from catastrophic to mild. What many people involved in accidents do not realize is that even an apparent minor crash can result in serious injuries. This is why it is important for anyone involved in a
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In 1970, the United States federal government established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This agency oversees ensuring that all workers are protected by enforcing workplace safety standards and regulations that employers are required to follow. Unfortunately, despite these rules, many companies are guilty of safety violations that result in accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. The following are five of the most common safety violations per OSHA statistics. If you have been injured on the job, make sure you have an Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer advocating for you.
Fall Protection Violations
Fall protection violations are one of
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School has been back in session for Illinois schoolchildren for the past month or so, which means that students, parents, and teachers are beginning to settle into their academic schedules. That settling can take some effort, especially getting up early in the morning after enjoying those often more relaxed mornings of the summer months. Throw in homework, extracurricular activities, and sports, and it should come as no surprise that many families feel their energy levels drained, especially when it comes to being alert when they are behind the wheel. These hectic schedules can leave parents, high school students, and college
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A Cook County jury has awarded $8 million to a man whose leg was amputated after a bus collided with him while he was riding his motorcycle.
A Cook County jury has awarded $8 million to a man whose leg was amputated after a bus collided with him while he was riding his motorcycle.
The verdict – which was reduced from $14.5 million for contributory negligence – came Sept. 30 in plaintiff William Hickey’s negligence case. Hickey sued Pace Suburban Bus Service and bus driver Thurmond Lonnell in 2012, alleging Lonnell failed to yield the right of way before executing
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