Chronic Brain Damage and the Hidden World of Sports Injuries

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is difficult to diagnose, and victims may fail to take precautionary measures to reduce the risk of aggravating the condition. These chronic brain injuries have taken high-profile status as the number of professional athletes who suffer from this condition continues to grow. Unfortunately, many of those who suffer from this condition do […]

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The rate of workplace fatalities in Illinois

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) conducts annual studies regarding the cause of workplace fatalities in the United States. These annual studies review the cause of the fatalities, the characteristics of the people killed, and their occupation/industry. The BLS also distributes the figures according to state. These figures are used by various government and private […]

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When Falling Asleep Isn’t OK: Truck Driver Accidents a Major Danger

Despite more stringent regulations put in place by the United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), sleep deprivation and driver fatigue are still major causes of large truck accidents in the United States. According to the FMCSA, approximately 73,000 big rigs were involved in injury crashes in 2013, and […]

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New Campaign Raises Awareness of Railroad Intersection Dangers

In the wake of the Amtrak derailment in Pennsylvania earlier this month, Operation Lifesaver is promoting a new public awareness campaign dedicated to “changing people’s behavior around railroad tracks and crossings.” While no vehicles were involved in the derailment, there were 2,059 vehicle-train collisions in the U.S. in 2015, causing 244 deaths and nearly a thousand […]

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Family awarded $53 million in birth injury lawsuit against UCMC

A Cook County, Illinois jury awarded $53 million to Lisa Ewing and 12-year-old Isaiah Ewing for permanent brain damage that Isaiah suffered at birth due to negligence on the part of medical professionals at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC). Of the total award, $28.8 million is for future medical expenses and the round-the-clock […]

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Maternity and Medical Malpractice. Why are there More Cases?

When it comes to medical malpractice, there are an unusually high number of cases related to maternity and birth complications. This is true, not only in the state of Illinois, but across the United States. Medical interventions are particularly complicated during the pregnancy and birth processes, when the health of both mother and child are […]

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Ten most common OSHA safety violations

The ten most common workplace safety violations primarily occur in construction and heavy industry and, as a result, the majority of injuries are concentrated in those economic sectors. The United States continually measures the causes of workplace injuries and deaths to strive toward ever safer work environments. (Article continues below infographic.)   The government has […]

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The Alarming Statistics Behind TBI

Traumatic Brain Injuries, long known as a threat to athletes on the playing field also represent a serious threat in auto accidents, so talk to a Chicago accident attorney in the aftermath of a crash.

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