March 2015

Can you claim workers’ compensation if you were on prescription drugs when the work injury occurred?

On June 3, 2013, life changed abruptly for a 28-year-old Illinois forklift operator. While he was making an adjustment to his machinery, it malfunctioned and struck him on the upper arm, causing a compound fracture. He was unable to work for more than five months. When he applied for workers’ … [...]

When your loved one can’t tell you about nursing home abuse

Placing a loved one in an Illinois nursing home or continuing care facility is an inherently difficult decision. It becomes even more so when the individual in question suffers from dementia, Alzheimer's disease or a related condition that affects the person’s ability to effectively communicate with … [...]

Springtime hazards drivers should consider

With so much attention given to the numerous hazards of winter driving, an Illinois car accident attorney knows it is easy to forget that each season comes with its own safety considerations. While winter still has its grip on Illinois, spring starts March 20, so area motorists should start keeping … [...]

Corneal inlay surgery: What you should know

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently reviewing corneal inlays and their surgical applications. Specifically, the agency is determining whether corneal inlays are safe and effective. As any Illinois medical malpractice lawyer would know, it is important for consumers to understand that … [...]

Prevent dog bites with these 3 tips

Dogs are a common sight in Illinois, but this does not mean that these animals are always docile. Many of these pets are capable of biting, particularly if they are not trained. As any Lake County dog bite lawyer would know, these bites are often very serious. However, if dog owners train their pets … [...]

4 warning signs of an impending dog bite

Anyone who has ever been bitten by a dog knows that the pain can be excruciating. Not only are they painful, but dog bites can cause serious injuries, including lacerations, torn tendons and even nerve damage. In fact, an estimated 4.5 million people are victims of dog bites each year in the United … [...]