Summertime means longer days and more time outdoors to spend with family and friends. It is also BBQ season, which means more homeowners will be firing up their gas, propane, and charcoal grills. Unfortunately, grilling season is also one of the busiest seasons for injury. From burns to smoke inhalation, grills pose a safety hazard … Continue reading Grilling Safety: Tips for Avoiding Injury at Your Next BBQ
When a patient is injured due to the negligence of their physician or another healthcare professional, they may seek out an attorney to file a medical malpractice claim. An attorney will conduct a case evaluation to assess the validity of the claim and determine if it is worth pursuing. To make the consultation appointment more … Continue reading Document Checklist for Medical Malpractice Claims
Workers’ compensation covers any illness or injury that is the result of job-related duties. When an employee is physically injured or suffers from a work-related disease, it is easy to determine their eligibility. However, what if an employee suffers from job-related stress or develops an anxiety disorder because of their job? Determining eligibility for anxiety … Continue reading Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Anxiety?
Cell phones do more for their owners than simply keep them in touch with loved ones and the rest of the world. In fact, this form of technology can actually improve an accident victim’s chance of compensation in a claim. While talking or texting on a phone is prohibited while operating a vehicle, after an … Continue reading How a Cellphone Can Help After an Accident
The decision to place a loved one in an elder care or nursing home facility is extremely emotional and challenging for many people. Family members hope for the smoothest adjustment possible, facilitated by caring and knowledgeable medical professionals. Most nursing homes and their staff have the best interests of residents in mind at all times. … Continue reading Common Signs of Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes
Drowsy driving is often referred to as “the third D” in the top three causes of automobile accidents. Drunk driving and distracted driving can be legally determined by certain clues. A Breathalyzer or sobriety test can alert law enforcement to intoxicated driving, and a badly timed text message or cell phone call can indicate distracted … Continue reading The Dangers of Drowsy Driving
If you’ve been in a car accident, you have likely experienced multiple damages. Property damages, medical bills, emotional trauma, and lost wages can be overwhelming and expensive. Insurance exists to help offset or even fully cover these costs. The insurance of the person at fault should cover these damages, but what if that person doesn’t … Continue reading What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?
In today’s medical world, doctors don’t always have the time that patients need. Technology and insurance have changed the medical landscape over the past few decades, some things for the better, and some, for the worse. To improve communication, a new trend within doctor-patient relationships has emerged. A program called Open Notes allows medical professionals … Continue reading Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistakes
Electronic health records (EHR) have become standard in today’s medical field. Creating faster, more accessible charting and communication, both doctors and patients are taking advantage of this system. However, these programs can introduce problems, including misdiagnosis of medical issues and an increase in medication errors. History shows that malpractice suits tend to rise with technological … Continue reading Electronic Health Record-Related Malpractice Suits on the Rise
In the state of Illinois, an employee must show that “he or she has sustained accidental injuries arising out of and in the course of employment” to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, since the passing of the 2011 workers’ comp reform law, these benefits have begun to diminish in an effort to protect employers from … Continue reading Work Injuries May Result in Poverty