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Illinois Appellate Court Issues Noteworthy Decision on Statute of Limitation in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Illinois Appellate Court Issues Noteworthy Decision on Statute of Limitation in Workers’ Compensation Claims

An Illinois Appellate Court recently affirmed a decision by a Cook County circuit court judge holding that a workers’ compensation […]

City of Chicago Pays $22.5 Million to Settle Case in Police Negligence Case

City of Chicago Pays $22.5 Million to Settle Case in Police Negligence Case

The City of Chicago has agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a mentally-ill woman – […]

Did Johnson & Johnson Know About Dangers Associated with Recalled Metal Hip Implants?

Did Johnson & Johnson Know About Dangers Associated with Recalled Metal Hip Implants?

The U.S. Food and Drug Association’s (FDA) examination of metal-on-metal hip implants, and the wave of litigation against the makers […]

Debt Ceiling Debate Could Delay Social Security Disability Payments

Debt Ceiling Debate Could Delay Social Security Disability Payments

Uncertainties regarding the debt ceiling have many Social Security recipients, including those who receive Social Security Disability benefits, biting their […]

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Agree to Pay $557 Million to Settle Mortgage Abuse Allegations

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Agree to Pay $557 Million to Settle Mortgage Abuse Allegations

Two banking giants – Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley – have agreed to pay $557 million to settle […]

FDA Proposes Stricter Guidelines on Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants

FDA Proposes Stricter Guidelines on Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants

Metal-on-metal hip implants could soon be a thing of the past, if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has […]

Georgia Doctors Seek to Eliminate Court-Based Medical Malpractice Cases

Georgia Doctors Seek to Eliminate Court-Based Medical Malpractice Cases

Several states have passed or are considering passing tort reform legislation that would limit the damage awards on medical malpractice […]

New Food Safety Laws Proposed Pursuant to 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act

New Food Safety Laws Proposed Pursuant to 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law by President Obama on January 2011, and now – more than […]

Eli Lilly Settles Fetal Cancer Case

Eli Lilly Settles Fetal Cancer Case

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed in which plaintiffs allege that DES, a pregnancy drug, caused vaginal cancer, cervical cancer, […]

Supreme Court to Consider How Much States Can Reclaim from Medicaid Patients’ Medical Malpractice Awards

Supreme Court to Consider How Much States Can Reclaim from Medicaid Patients’ Medical Malpractice Awards

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that could have a serious impact on the amount a plaintiff can […]

Prevalence of “Never Event” Surgical Errors

Prevalence of “Never Event” Surgical Errors

According to research conducted by Johns Hopkins University, surgical “never events” (those mistakes that should never occur in surgery) happen […]