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How does Social Security assess your physical residual functional capacity?

How does Social Security assess your physical residual functional capacity?

Physical residual functional capacity is a measure of a person’s functional abilities. The Social Security Administration considers RFC when evaluating […]

Don’t rush to get elective surgery

Don’t rush to get elective surgery

Illinois patients who opt to have elective surgery often do so knowing the risks that are associated with their procedures […]

Is your Illinois company protecting you against a trenching injury?

Is your Illinois company protecting you against a trenching injury?

Trenching is an important part of the construction industry. Unfortunately, it is also associated with an elevated rate of injury […]

Rising numbers of disability recipients linked to female workers and baby boomers

Rising numbers of disability recipients linked to female workers and baby boomers

The number of Social Security Disability benefit recipients has increased dramatically in recent decades, as many Chicago residents know. According […]

Stem cell transplants and multiple sclerosis

Stem cell transplants and multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disease that affects the spinal cord, brain and optic nerve. MS disrupts the […]

Study: Improve caregiver communication and lower medical mistakes

Study: Improve caregiver communication and lower medical mistakes

According to a recent study in the Journal of Patient Safety, between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die each year in […]

Illinois should allow cameras in nursing homes

Illinois should allow cameras in nursing homes

Few things may be more difficult for families than placing their older loved ones in the care of an Illinois […]

Temporary workers at higher risk for injury

Temporary workers at higher risk for injury

Temporary workers are an important part of many industries in America. This sort of work can be valuable for employees […]

Nurse fatigue raises risk of medical errors

Nurse fatigue raises risk of medical errors

Few Illinois workers have the potential to make fatal errors when they become fatigued while on the job. An Illinois […]

Can I sue another parent over measles vaccinations?

Can I sue another parent over measles vaccinations?

The recent outbreak of measles in the United States has left many families unsure of what actions they can take […]

Negligence and fatal boat accidents

Negligence and fatal boat accidents

While car accidents and slip-fall injuries are commonly associated with negligence claims, there are many other situations which may also […]