April 2014

Increased awareness of tractor trailers in Illinois can lower risk of truck accidents

Drivers of tractor trailers are bound by a strict set of regulations as to when they can and cannot operate their vehicle. The first set of such restrictions was put in place in 1938 with the most recent update being in July of 2013. This most recent legislation limits the amount of time drivers can … [...]

Human hormone study for brain injuries

Injuries to the brain can result in severe permanent complications. Each day in the U.S., an average of 138 people will die from traumatic brain injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those whose wounds are not fatal may experience severe complications that will make … [...]

Study: Hands-free devices not risk free

Distracted drivers kill more than 3,000 Americans each year and cause hundreds of thousands of injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Texting while driving is the primary reason for many serious accidents. Although hands-free devices have become a popular solution … [...]

Cancer misdiagnosis can be fatal for the patient

Misdiagnosis of severe medical conditions is more likely to occur than other medical malpractice issues such as surgical error. In spite of medical advancements and improvements in the health care system, the rates of misdiagnosis remain high in the United States. Some studies report that between … [...]

New study finds designated drivers not always sober

Drunk driving is a problem of great concern nationwide, with almost 8 percent of all automobile accidents reported to law enforcement officials related to alcohol use, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The Illinois DOT also reports that about 310,000 people are injured every … [...]