How Many Car Accidents Will You Have?

Over the course of a long driving history, usually 50 to 60 years, an average driver is likely to be involved in at least three to four car accidents. Most accidents do not result in fatalities, but injuries and property damages are likely. What are the Odds of a Car Accident? According to the National […]

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Medical Malpractice: Are Doctors Gaming the System?

Many doctors who are disciplined for violations, lose their medical license, or are sued for medical malpractice continue to practice medicine by moving to a different state. Doctors Who Game the System When doctors receive serious disciplinary actions from state medical boards, they may be banned from practicing medicine in the state where the actions […]

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School’s Out: 5 Start-of-Summer Injuries that Send Kids to the ER

Once school is out for the summer, thousands of children are sent to hospital emergency rooms and doctors’ offices each year due to outdoor recreational injuries. Summertime activities pose a variety of injury risks to kids of all ages. Summertime Accidents and Injuries Hot weather and summer activities contribute to many serious accidents and injuries […]

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Summer Jobs Put Teens at Risk

Teenagers who work summer jobs face a variety of injury risks from lack of experience, climate conditions, falls, burns, and overexertion. Summer Job Risks for Teens Summer jobs offer teenagers opportunities to take on responsibilities, learn new skills, and earn money. However, they create increased injury risks for teens who have little or no job […]

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Did You Use 3M Combat Earplugs in the Military? You May Be Entitled to Compensation

Military veterans who used defective 3M dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs that were issued between 2003 and 2015 and suffered hearing loss or tinnitus may be eligible to recover compensation. Hundreds of veterans are currently pursuing lawsuits against 3M which acquired the original maker of the earplugs, Aearo Technologies, in 2008. At the time of the acquisition, […]

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A Word to the Wise: Staying Safe on Graduation Weekend

Graduation weekend poses injury risks from alcohol, drugs, and car crashes for teens. Parents and teens should be alerted to safety tips that prevent serious accidents and injuries. Staying Safe for Senior Graduation High school graduation is packed with social activities like senior prom, parties, and road trips that create special memories for teens. Unfortunately, […]

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Has Sterigenics Slowly Been Poisoning Willowbrook?

Toxic air pollution from a local Sterigenics facility may have been poisoning residents in Willowbrook, Illinois for years. Evidence of an airborne cancer-causing chemical used in plant operations is under investigation. Sterigenics Accused of Toxic Air Pollution Lisa Madigan, the Illinois Attorney General, recently filed a lawsuit against the Sterigenics plant operating in Willowbrook. The […]

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What Caused Your Sepsis?

Sepsis, a life-threatening infection, is often caused by medical negligence, misdiagnosis, or physician errors that allow the infection to flourish in the body. What is Sepsis? Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s inability to fight infection. When sepsis occurs, the body’s normal response to infections is altered. Instead of releasing chemicals […]

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Knowing When to Refile Your SSDI Claim

When an application for SSI or SSDI is denied, deciding to file an appeal or to wait and refile the claim later depends on a number of factors. The reason for the denial, the stage at which the claim was denied, and whether there have been significant changes since the application was initially filed should […]

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