Gov. Quinn signs speeding bill into law

The Illinois legislature recently proposed an increase in the speed limits around the state, and Governor Pat Quinn signed the bill into law in August 2013. This law took the speed limit from 65 miles per hour to 70 miles per hour, allowing for many urban and suburban counties to set their own lower limits […]

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Injured Illinois workers and the general duty clause

Workplace injuries are tragically common in America. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 900,000 employees had to miss at least one day of work in 2013 after becoming injured, ill or disabled on the job. Illinois companies are legally required to protect their workers from harmful situations and minimize the risk […]

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Can you lose your SSD benefits?

Social Security Disability benefits are only awarded to people who suffer from long-term disabling conditions and, as a result, cannot work gainfully. Given these strict standards, Chicago residents who initially qualify for SSD benefits often continue to meet the relevant criteria for years. However, certain medical and other changes can affect a beneficiary’s eligibility for […]

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What your doctor may not be telling you about inferior vena cava filters

Patients who are at high risk for developing blood clots are regularly given inferior vena cava filters in Chicago hospitals and around the nation. While the filters have been used for years in this application, recent studies are starting to question not only the potential side effects of the IVC filters and their efficacy, but […]

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Increased awareness of tractor-trailers could prevent truck accidents

Trucking collisions can be among the most severe accidents that occur on the roadways of Illinois. These incredibly large vehicles travel at high rates of speed and cover billions of miles across the nation every year, so serious injury or death often result from accidents in which they are involved. According to data from the […]

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