Illinois Drivers Are at High Risk for Weather-Related Car Accidents

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Winter weather in Illinois brings heavy rain, snow, wind and fog that contributes to thousands of car accidents each year. Drivers involved in weather-related accidents often suffer serious injuries and fatalities that require an Illinois personal injury lawyer to handle legal issues that … [read more]

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Crackdown on Social Media Exploitation in Nursing Homes

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After a series of ProPublica reports have documented a number of incidents in nursing homes throughout the United States that involve the exploitation of elderly residents on social media platforms, federal health regulators have announced plans to crack down on offending employees. In recent years, … [read more]

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Tort Reform is not the ‘Silver-Bullet’

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Tort reform is not the ‘Silver-Bullet’ that will simultaneously drop insurance premiums and save healthcare costs. A familiar theme among doctors and insurance companies is that insurance premiums are so high because medical malpractice lawsuits are draining the healthcare system of money. Spurred … [read more]

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Construction Workers at Considerable Risk for Falls

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Nearly 40% of the 899 workplace fatalities experienced by construction workers in 2014 were the result of falls from heights. Unsafe workplace conditions and inadequate safety equipment can facilitate falls from uncompleted buildings, scaffolding, or roofs. Deficient Protection Inadequate fall … [read more]

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Healthcare Concerns After A Dog Bite

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 4.5 million Americans suffer a serious dog bite each year. Even a minor bite from a small dog can be cause for concern for victims. (Article continues below Infographic) An Illinois dog bite lawyer typically places an … [read more]

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Deck Related Injuries A Cause For Concern In Lake County

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Barbecues and family gatherings are staples of late summer and early fall, but the revelry can turn to tragedy in a moment when someone is injured. Under Illinois premises liability statutes, homeowners bear the burden of responsibility for the health and safety of guests on their property. It … [read more]

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Resident-to-Resident Abuse is a Growing Concern in Nursing Homes

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Recent studies show that at least 20 percent of nursing home residents experience verbal or physical abuse from other residents. Illinois nursing home injuries caused by staff and other residents are a common problem seen by a Lake County nursing home abuse lawyer. Surveillance Studies The … [read more]

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Study Indicates 20 Percent of Trauma Deaths Preventable Through Improved Services

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A new study by The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine finds that one in five trauma deaths could have been prevented if the people had got treatment from a trauma center sooner. The same report states that trauma is the leading cause of death in the United States for people 45 … [read more]

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Multi-Vehicle Crashes a Deadly Risk for Drivers

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Multi-vehicle accidents, or "pile-ups," pose a considerable risk of injury or death to drivers on Illinois roads. These accidents can happen on highways, city streets, or country roads. They can be caused by everything from drunk drivers to icy roads. Personal injuries and wrongful deaths are common … [read more]

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Dog Bites Represent a Third of Homeowners Insurance Claims

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Each year, over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs, and homeowners insurance companies have taken notice. Nearly 900,000 of these cases require medical attention, so some of these companies are now refusing coverage to those who own certain dog breeds. … [read more]

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