Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are caused by extra pressure on extra patches of skin. These sores are very common among elderly individuals or young individuals who are admitted to nursing homes and are immobile for long periods of time. Just because a person is immobile does not mean that he … Continue reading Bedsores: Is Your Loved One at Risk?
Nursing home injuries are becoming a growing concern across the country. Whether these injuries are due to neglect or even abuse, the numbers will only continue to rise as more individuals enter nursing homes and the staff become overwhelmed at the sheer volume of clients that they must monitor. The most common injury seen in … Continue reading How Can Nursing Home Injuries Be Prevented?
Almost all hospitals in the United States are teaching hospitals in some way. Whether they take on interns, have actual classes, or let students observe surgical procedures, hospitals are there to mold and create the world’s next best physicians. In order for any person to graduate medical school, he or she must have hands-on experience. … Continue reading What Happens if a Medical Student Makes an Error?
When you think of medical malpractice, you may think about surgical errors being the number one cause for malpractice claims. While surgical errors certainly top the list, there are plenty of other reasons why a person would need to file a claim against their medical provider. Most importantly, you need to realize that being unsatisfied … Continue reading Four Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
No one plans to be in a car accident, but they happen daily here in Chicago. While you may be the safest driver out there, you are sharing the road with other drivers of all skill levels (and even distractions). Never assume that your safe driving practices will keep you from being involved in an … Continue reading Five Tips for Reducing Your Risk for a Rear-End Accident
Whiplash is a widely misunderstood term among accident vocabulary. It is often associated with false claims or thought to be a visible injury. While whiplash is a term that describes an injury, it is actually a range of neck injuries to the soft tissues. It is also more common in rear-end collisions than other types … Continue reading Whiplash Basics: Can You Receive Compensation for Whiplash?
Chicago Job Related Injury Lawyers It is estimated that more than three million workers are injured on the job or suffer from a job-related illness each year in the country. Unfortunately, a large majority of those come from Illinois – especially in the denser, more populated areas where millions of workers are constructing new commercial … Continue reading OSHA Mandates Will Improve Injury Reporting
Chicago Hospital Lawsuits Lawyer A study recently conducted by Johns Hopkins University made headlines when it concluded that medical errors were the third leading cause of death in the United States. The study found that 250,000 deaths each year occurred because of fatal medical errors. Of those claims brought against hospitals and physicians, the majority … Continue reading Wrongful Death Claims: Most Commonly Settled Hospital Lawsuits in Illinois
Chicago Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit Attorney Slip and fall injuries are common in retail stores. Whether they are caused by wet flooring, uneven carpeting, cluttered walkways, or even icy sidewalks, they prompt hundreds of claims each year in the state of Illinois. But, if you slip and fall in a store, how do you go about filing … Continue reading Five Tips to Consider When Suing a Store for Your Slip and Fall Injury
Chicago Injury Attorney Offers Settlement Tips If you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, then you may be surprised to find out that a large volume of personal injury claims never go to court. Instead, the vast majority of these claims are settled outside of the courtroom (about 92 percent of the time). During … Continue reading Seven Tips for More Efficient (and Successful) Settlement Talks