Ignition Switch Flaw Linked to Hundreds of Personal Injuries, Deaths

A recall of more than 2.6 million vehicles by auto manufacturer General Motors has set off intense scrutiny of the auto giant’s safety practices. An investigation into the recall, which addressed faulty ignition switches in multiple models of GM passenger vehicles, revealed that some of the company’s employees were aware of the issue nearly a […]

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Working to Improve Lineman Safety

Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society, and it takes a dedicated army of professionals to keep the power grid functional. Through wind and rain, ice and snow, professional utility workers perform the dangerous job of maintaining Chicago’s electrical utility networks. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there are 565,000 individuals employed in the utilities […]

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US Traffic Fatalities Spike in 2015

After steadily declining for most of the past decade, traffic fatalities in the United States have taken a turn for the worst. According to a recent report by the National Safety Council, the number of traffic fatalities in the first half of 2015 rose an alarming 14 percent. At the current rate, this year will […]

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Five Years After Changes, Attorneys Evaluate Workers Compensation Updates

Since then, a series of changes to the compensation requirements made it more difficult for workers to receive the compensation they deserve. A workers compensation attorney in Chicago can protect injured employees from an erosion of their rights in four areas of the law. Choice Of Doctor Under the current guidelines, employees are required to […]

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Assault a Nurse and Go Straight to Jail

Hospitals are supposed to be scenes of healing and recovery, but all too often they are the scene of violence against healthcare professionals. By law, nurses and healthcare professionals are required to treat patients who are drunk, on drugs, or violent offenders receiving medical care after being taken into custody by law enforcement. Treating these […]

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Why No One is Talking About Surgical Errors

Major surgical errors happen more often than most people want to think about. These errors can have life-changing consequences for patients. In some cases, the consequences are downright lethal. According to a study published by the Journal of American Medicine, the leading cause of surgical errors is poor communication. The study looked at 138 “never […]

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Aggressive Drivers Need to Chill Out

Aggressive drivers are among the most dangerous drivers on the road. Whether because they are late and in a hurry, or distracted by emotions and filled with rage, AAA estimated that 56% of crashes occurring between 2003 and 2007 involved some form of aggressive driving. In a similar study conducted by the National Highway Traffic […]

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When Santa’s Sleigh Bears Bad Gifts

Ho, ho, ho can quickly become ow, ow, ow if Santa puts the wrong toys under the tree on Christmas morning. Each year children are injured by dangerous gifts, and gifts that aren’t suitable for their age. While parents and their helpers may be eager to buy junior the latest fad, they should be careful […]

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The Dangers of Defective Appliances

Christmas brings a lot of new appliances, gizmos, and gadgets into the home. Toasters, vacuums, curling irons, and fancy Italian juicers to name but a few. Almost all these devices promise to make life easier and more convenient. The frightening reality is that these devices and appliances look safe in the packaging. However, they can […]

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Holiday Season Proves Disabling, Deadly for Many Drivers

According to a report by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were an alarming 6.1 million police reported vehicle accidents in the United States in 2014, resulting in an alarming 2.3 million injuries and 32,675 fatalities. While these numbers demonstrate a 25 percent decrease in the number of fatalities since 2005, and […]

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