Thanksgiving Dinner: Keeping the ER off the Menu

Thanksgiving activities send thousands of people to the emergency room with serious injuries every year. Here’s how to stay safe and keep a trip to the hospital off the menu. Stay Out of the Hospital This Thanksgiving According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), thousands of people end up in hospital emergency […]

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Why Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About the 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, surpassed only by cancer and heart disease. Medical errors now out-rank cases of Alzheimers and diabetes in patients.  Medical Errors Cause Patient Deaths According to a recent study by John Hopkins University School of Medicine, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death […]

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Drug Stores Are Pulling Zantac, Ranitidine Over Cancer Concerns

Pharmacies across the nation are pulling Zantac and similar heartburn medications that contain ranitidine from store shelves after low levels of cancer-causing chemicals were found. The FDA is continuing to investigate ranitidine-containing drugs and they have not issued a formal recall yet. Pharmacy chains like CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid have suspended the sale of […]

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Need a Lawyer Who Speaks Spanish?

Spanish-speaking injury victims need a lawyer who speaks Spanish to ensure accurate communication between between the client and Chicago lawyer. Language Barriers Can Impact a Case When an injury victim only speaks Spanish or limited English, a Spanish-speaking lawyer is essential to ensure accurate communication. A lawyer who speaks both English and Spanish can act […]

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Electrocution Signs and Symptoms

When a workplace electrocution occurs, a variety of signs and symptoms may indicate the presence of neurological, psychological, and physical injuries. Shocked on the Job Workers who survive electrocution may face various symptoms that range from mild to severe. External signs of electrocution, like burns, are usually obvious. The symptoms of long-term, internal damage may […]

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How Much Weight Should An Apartment Balcony Support?

The maximum weight load for an apartment balcony is determined by the size of the balcony, the building material used, and the type of structural supports, according to city building code regulations. Balcony Collapse Dangers Chicago building codes enforce minimum and maximum weight loads for balconies, porches, and decks used for public structures, including apartment […]

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How to Get the Most out of Your Truck Accident Claim

Victims of trucking accidents often suffer severe injuries and disabilities that require long-term medical care, so maximizing compensation for an injury claim will ensure better treatment and faster recovery. Maximizing a Truck Accident Claim After a trucking accident, taking certain actions to support an injury claim can maximize compensation for damages. Many commercial trucking accidents […]

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Injured at a Chicago Beach?

When hazards on land and in the water cause injuries at Chicago beaches, legal options may be available to help victims recover damages from negligent parties. Staying Safe at the Beach Whether having a family picnic,  playing in the sand, swimming offshore, or riding motorized watercraft, beach injuries can happen without warning. Chicago beach accidents […]

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Labor Day 2019: Did Your Designated Driver Drink Too Much?

Labor Day partygoers in Chicago are encouraged to use a designated driver to ensure they make it home safely, but studies reveal that selected drivers may not be staying sober. Designated Drivers Should Not Drink Designated drivers should be chosen based on complete sobriety. Instead, many people choose their designated drivers based on who in the […]

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Are Cruise Ships Doing Enough to Prevent Fall Accidents?

Cruise ships may not be doing enough to protect passengers from slip and fall accidents. Although the cruise line industry claims that falls are usually the result of reckless passenger behavior, advocates assert that implementing warning systems, enhancing training for crew members, and taking advance safety precautions could significantly reduce the number of injuries and […]

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