Tensions Mount as Labor Strike Looms

Tensions between Governor Bruce Rauner’s office and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees are reaching a boiling point. Neither side has been able negotiate a satisfactory labor contract that would replace a temporary agreement which expired on June 30th. Recently, Governor Rauner attempted to appoint an unelected arbitrator to break the impasse in lieu […]

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Illinois law now requires children to be vaccinated

Illinois law requires students to provide proof of immunization to be admitted into school. Until now, parents could exempt their students from this requirement for either medical or religious reasons. When based on religious grounds, parents simply had to write a letter to local school officials stating that having their children vaccinated violated their religious beliefs. That law recently changed when […]

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Avoid injury from you child’s backpack

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that approximately 28,000 individuals in the United States were treated for backpack related injuries last year alone. Unfortunately, 3,203 of those individuals were children between the ages of 5 and 18 whose injuries resulted in emergency room visits. Common backpack related injuries included neck, back and shoulder issues […]

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Distracted Driving and the Liability of Remote Texters

It’s common sense that driving while distracted is a dangerous combination. From sending text messages to talking on a cell phone, distracted driving caused by the use of cell phones and tablets is responsible for thousands of accidents every year. For this reason, the State of Illinois enacted legislation on January 1, 2014 that severely restricts […]

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When Are Work Injuries Sufficient to Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

An injury should be covered by your employer’s workers comp insurance if the costs are real, including whether or not you are able to return to work. In Illinois, there is some uncertainty for the future of workers’ compensation claims due to efforts by the new governor to toughen requirements for workers to prove they […]

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Is Vaginal Mesh safe to use?

Vaginal mesh is commonly used for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a condition where an organ drops from its normal place in the lower belly and pushes against the walls of the vagina. Another common use for the mesh includes treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The mesh is used to increase support […]

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When Are Drivers Responsible for Bicyclists’ Bad Driving?

Both motorists and bicyclists make mistakes in traffic, but a cyclist is much more likely to be injured. Determining fault and liability are essential to both parties. Almost 60 percent of all bicycle crashes involve the bicyclist only, when a mechanical malfunction, poor judgment or hazardous road conditions such as potholes throw the biker to […]

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