Infections In The Neonatal ICU Remain A Major Problem

A recent Reuters investigation found that the problem of healthcare-associated infections in neonatal intensive care units is worsening and the healthcare industry appears to be covering up the problem. A study published in the Archives of Medical Science in 2012 found that healthcare-related infections was one of the leading causes of death for newborns, especially those born prematurely.

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Involved in a Taxi Accident? Taxi Color May Be Important to a Case

Choosing a yellow taxicab could mean avoiding a car accident. A newly released study demonstrates that yellow taxicabs experience 9% fewer accidents than blue ones because yellow is more visible to other drivers. Distracted drivers particularly benefit from brightly colored taxis because this improved visibility gives more reaction time to avoid a crash. Chicago licenses […]

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Chicago Begins Planning for Driverless Car Future

Chicago is beginning to prepare for a future in which driverless cars share the road with human-driven cars, even as it debates the efficacy and safety of this new technology. Most automakers and experts believe that self-driven cars will begin operating commercially between 2018 and 2020, depending on the numerous hurdles that remain.

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OSHA requiring employers to track workplace hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new rules that now require employers to collect data on workplace injuries and hazards and release that information to the government and public. The purpose of the rule is to modernize data collection and better inform the public about workplace hazards. The slew of new data should […]

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How Damages Are Calculated in Accident Cases

Calculating damages in injury accidents is complex, involving considerations such as disfigurement, the loss of quality of life, ongoing medical costs, losses of earning capacity, pain and suffering, increased risks of future harm caused by the injury, aggravation of pre-existing conditions, and others. A Chicago accident attorney may use experts for help with valuing his […]

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Experts Recommend Improved Vehicle Safety Laws in Illinois

Traffic fatalities have risen in the past two years in Illinois and the rest of the country, leading safety experts to review the vehicle safety laws of every state and to make recommendations about the changes that are needed. Illinois received an overall rating of “needs improvement” by the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety […]

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How to Document Your Personal Injuries

Documenting personal injuries is an essential process when pursuing a personal injury claim. This involves recording the injury itself, the expenses that have resulted from it, and the impact on the individual’s life and work that the injury has caused. It is a process that should begin the moment the injury takes place. (Article continues […]

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Disturbing Facts About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Driving distractions endanger the lives of drivers, passengers, other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. By educating the American public about the danger that distracted driving imposes and the impact it has throughout the nation, it is hoped that a significant number of severe injuries and deaths can be prevented.

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New Textalyzer App May Eliminate Distracted Driving

New York lawmakers have proposed to give police officers a new device called a Textalyzer to help reduce the high number of distracted driving accidents that result in serious injuries and fatalities. In Chicago, a car accident attorney commonly sees distracted driving accidents caused by young drivers between the ages of 18 and 30. What […]

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