Is your loved one a victim of nursing home neglect?

Illinois families are often faced with the difficult decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home, where they are supposed to receive the care that their families are unable to provide. However, some nursing home residents quickly learn that their new home is an unsafe environment. Elderly patients are often physically, emotionally and […]

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Alarm fatigue and medical malpractice

One of the most basic requirements for hospitals is to properly maintain monitoring systems that alert medical personnel of a patient event that requires their attention. With improvements in technology over the years, many advanced devises have been created to assist healthcare workers in meeting these monitoring requirements. These devices include heart monitors, blood oxygen […]

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Brain damage from birth injury leads to $32 million award

Birth injuries are often some of the most devastating injuries that a family can experience. When a healthy baby is expected, but preventable injuries occur due to the actions of negligent medical personnel, families are often left with crippling medical costs with no end in sight and an entire lifetime of wondering what could have […]

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Can my ex-spouse receive SSD benefits on my work history?

Social Security Disability Insurance provides benefits to people who are considered disabled and have paid enough money into the Social Security system. The dependent family members of SSD beneficiaries, such as spouses or children, may also receive dependent Social Security benefits. Many people in Chicago do not realize that, after a divorce, a beneficiary’s ex-spouse […]

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Illinois worker still eligible for workers’ compensation after fired for theft

Disabling accidents are tragically common among warehouse workers in Illinois. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 5 percent of full-time warehouse employees suffer a serious workplace injury every year. Neck injuries, back injuries, head injuries and other traumas can all have lasting consequences. In a landmark case, the Illinois Appellate Court has […]

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It’s important to have underinsured/uninsured coverage

Eliminating doubt about coverage When Illinois motorists take to the streets, they place an incredible amount of trust in the other motorists with whom they share the roads. Unfortunately, many of these motorists do not live up to expectations and they fail to have the same consideration for others. In some situations, motorists are injured […]

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Photos speak louder than words: document a car accident with pictures

In 2013, 988 people were killed in 892 motor vehicle accidents in Illinois. In 2012, the national figure reached 33,561 fatalities and 2,362,000 injuries as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  With the incredibly high prevalence of these accidents, every car crash lawyer knows that nearly every individual in the U.S. is statistically […]

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