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OSHA Issues 2014 Plan for Reducing Injuries at High-Risk Workplaces

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has issued its 2014 inspection plan, citing plans to specifically target workplaces where the highest rates of injury and illness occur. The Site-Specific Targeting 2014 program, as it is being called, will direct OSHA enforcement resources to these high-risk places of employment with a goal of reducing […]  Read More»

Wisconsin Man’s Foot Severed, Femur Crushed in On-the-Job Accident

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The U.S. Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Wisconsin manufacturing company, County Materials Corp., for 18 serious safety violations after a truck driver had his foot severed and femur crushed at a job site in Elderon, Wisconsin on September 19, 2013. OSHA’s investigation found that the incident occurred when a […]  Read More»

Family Files Lawsuit Against Petco Over Rat Bite Death

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

A California family has filed a lawsuit against Petco after a 10-year-old boy passed away following being bitten by a rat purchased at the chain of pet stores.  Aiden Pankey died last summer from rat bite fever, disease reportedly carried by a rat the family had purchased from a Petco store in San Diego. What […]  Read More»

Are Medical Errors Always Malpractice?

Monday, March 03, 2014

When you receive medical care, you should always be able to expect you’ll be treated in the best way the medical professionals know how. Sometimes, mistakes can be made, however, or surgery outcomes may not be what was expected. Are these always considered cases of medical malpractice? How can you tell when something is done […]  Read More»

Doctors Act with Medical Negligence in Neurosurgery Cases

Friday, February 28, 2014

After doctors did not properly sterilize equipment before operations, 18 neurosurgery patients may develop an incurable brain disorder. In this case, the doctors at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center had used equipment on another patient who had undergone surgery for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and then did not sterilize the tools, creating an increased chance that these […]  Read More»

Four Injured in Chain Reaction Crash in River North

Friday, February 28, 2014

Four people were injured Thursday night after a van in River North ran a red light and caused a chain reaction car accident. According to police, a 1992 Chevrolet conversion van failed to stop for the red light as it traveled southbound on Clark, at about 11:05 p.m. Passing through the intersection, the van struck […]  Read More»

What Should I Know About Cerebral Palsy?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

When your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you are undoubtedly upset. Because this condition is uncommon, you may have questions if you or a loved one’s child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We’ve outlined some of the commonly asked questions regarding cerebral palsy. Q: What is cerebral palsy?  What causes cerebral palsy? A: […]  Read More»

More Cyclists Using Helmet-Cams In Anticipation of Accidents

Thursday, February 27, 2014

It’s no secret that in major cities, biking, while a popular means of transportation, is not always the safest way to get around.  With the amount of things that can go wrong –distractions, swerving, or virtually any number of other mishaps—overwhelmingly, when cyclists get into accidents, they often walk away with injuries. And with some […]  Read More»

Investigators: Assisted Living Facility Found to be Neglecting Resident

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Assisted living facilities are designed to help those who need round-the-clock care live a comfortable life.  Sadly, some facilities aren’t quite up to par and the residents within can experience neglect and even abuse. Such is the claim in a pending lawsuit filed by one woman’s family. The lawsuit states that Marie-Rose Demkowicz fell at […]  Read More»

Three Men Charged in Car Chase That Caused Wreck on Bishop Ford Freeway

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Three men have been charged in connection with a car chase that caused a crash on the Bishop Ford Freeway on Friday, February 21, 2014.  The car chase started in Calumet City, after police spotted a car that had been reported stolen by the car’s owner. They began following the car through Dolton and Riverdale, […]  Read More»