Social Security Disability Payments Remain Flat

Seniors across America are sitting down this week to determine how the recent decision not to raise Social Security Disability payments in 2016 will affect their monthly budgets. This is only the third time in the past 40 years that the government has decided not to provide a cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, to beneficiaries. The […]

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Brain Injuries More Common than Many Americans Think

Traumatic brain injury is a trauma to the brain that is caused by an external force. A significant brain injury can leave an individual with cognitive impairments that affect perception, memory, communication or judgement, as well as physical impairments that affect things like speech or mobility, and emotional or behavioral impairments that can cause things […]

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Applying for Social Security Disability

Applying for social security disability seems easy enough, right? You fill out the forms, send the proper documentation and wait for a decision. If they deny the application, you can ask for a reconsideration and, if everything goes as planned, you’re qualified without too much hassle or lost income. Unfortunately, the process rarely flows smoothly […]

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Are Chiropractors Subject to Medical Malpractice Law in Illinois?

Many patients in Chicago seek chiropractic treatment each year. For some patients, however, Chiropractic treatment leads to injury, or even death. These cases leave many patients and their families wondering if they can file a medical malpractice claim for chiropractic service or other forms of alternative care in Chicago. Illinois law does allow patients to […]

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Decoding Illinois Helmet Law

In Illinois, motorcycle crashes account for just 1.5 percent of the total number of crashes in the state, yet 16.7 percent of the fatal crashes in the state involve motorcycles. This is significantly lower than the 9.1 percent for those crashes involving tractor-trailers. These statistics show the risk involved to motorcyclists. When a motorcycle accident […]

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Statistics on Workplace Fatalities

Half a century ago, approximately 14,000 workers were killed on the job. However, after the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) and the resulting policies that were implemented, working conditions have improved dramatically. However, workers still suffer from too many injuries and deaths resulting in the need for Chicago Workers comp attorneys. […]

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How Safe Are Your Children’s Toys?

The United States has come a long way in protecting children from unsafe toys and other children’s products. The 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act has definitely has reduced the number of recalls on children’s products. Yet recent studies reveal that an alarmingly high number of toy-related fatalities and injuries are treated in emergency medical […]

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How safe is your child’s Halloween costume?

Halloween is a time for fun and frivolity. It’s a time when parents and children let their hair down and live out their fantasies for a night. While it can be a truly enjoyable holiday, few people realize that their worst fears can come true simply by picking the wrong Halloween costume. When parents pick […]

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Cold Stress: Protecting Workers in Illinois

Exposure to extreme weather conditions can cause serious illnesses, significant injuries, and even death, and the problem is much larger than many realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States, approximately 10,650 fatalities were attributed to exposure to extreme weather conditions between the years of 2006 and 2010, […]

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Government Finally Investigating Power Morcellators

Patients undergoing medical treatments expect that their physicians will utilize tools that will assist in the treatment without causing undue harm or damage to their bodies. One of these tools, a power morcellator which is used for removing fibroids or assisting in hysterecomy surgery is being scrutizined by the US Government Accountability Office. Research has […]

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