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Motorcycle season starts in Illinois

Motorcycle season starts in Illinois

Each year, thousands of motorcyclists in Illinois eagerly await the warm weather that will allow them to return to the roads. Sadly, though, the start of the riding season often comes with a significant number of motorcycle accidents. As any car injury lawyer knows, these accidents usually have devastating consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death.

Parents of disabled children may experience depression and memory loss

Parents of disabled children may experience depression and memory loss

Raising a disabled child can create unique challenges for Illinois parents. These parents typically face high levels of stress, misunderstanding […]

Marijuana use may not automatically lead to a workers’ comp claim denial

Marijuana use may not automatically lead to a workers’ comp claim denial

Medicinal marijuana is now available for some Illinois residents. Recently, recreational use has also been legalized in a few states […]

Why aren’t doctors required to renew their medical license more often?

Why aren’t doctors required to renew their medical license more often?

A recent study published in the Journal of Patient Safety states that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die each year […]

The dangers auto mechanics face

The dangers auto mechanics face

Auto mechanics in Illinois are regularly exposed to unique job-related hazards, and their injury rates reflect this. According to the […]

Language barriers may increase approval for SSD benefits

Language barriers may increase approval for SSD benefits

Illinois has a diverse population with many residents who natively speak languages other than English. According to national Census data, […]

Why aren’t hospitals doing more to protect nurses from injuries?

Why aren’t hospitals doing more to protect nurses from injuries?

Nursing injuries are a rampant problem, even in the well-respected hospitals of Illinois. According to National Public Radio’s series on […]

Data stored on aiplanes’ black boxes may help a personal injury claim

Data stored on aiplanes’ black boxes may help a personal injury claim

Most safety experts agree that flying is the safest from of travel in existence today. However, airplane accidents, while rare […]

Workplace bullying can lead to long-term employee illnesses

Workplace bullying can lead to long-term employee illnesses

Bullying is not just a problem in schools. It is also a threat to employees in many American workplaces. According […]

Nursing home deaths: When to suspect something isn’t quite right

Nursing home deaths: When to suspect something isn’t quite right

Some nursing homes try to offer their residents good personal and medical care, but these reputable facilities are often overshadowed […]

Protecting health care workers from HIV infection

Protecting health care workers from HIV infection

Health care workers in America face many risks on the job. Doctors and nurses may be exposed to stress, overwork, […]