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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Slip & Fall Accidents: When Property Owners Shift the Blame

When negligence causes hazardous conditions, some property owners may try to shift blame onto the injured party in slip and fall accidents. Although premises liability laws make negligent property owners liable for slip and fall injuries that occur on their property, the burden of proof is on the injured party. Premises Liability Laws Slip and […]

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In It for the Long Haul: Who’s to Blame for Fatigued Trucker Accidents?

Commercial truckers are often pushed to dangerous fatigue levels by trucking companies with overloaded delivery schedules and low-profit margins. To meet requirements and increase earnings, many truckers drive drowsy and fall asleep at the wheel. Fatigued Truckers on the Road Long-haul commercial truck drivers have a high risk of accidents caused by fatigue. Most truckers […]

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Where to Get Your Driving Record in Chicago

Knowing how to obtain a copy of an Illinois driving record can help people stay on top of inaccuracies that could impact insurance rates, employment opportunities, and future driving privileges. Obtaining a copy of an Illinois driving record is simple and can be done by mail or in person for a small fee. Why Check […]

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