Pharmacy workers and technicians who are dispensing medications are a patient’s final line of defense from medication errors. Unfortunately, despite this last layer of protection, thousands of patients are injured each year because of dispensing errors. These errors are increasing, largely because pharmacy technicians and pharmacists are required to fill dozens of prescriptions each day, … Continue reading How Pharmacies Can be More Proactive in Reducing Pharmaceutical Errors
Each year, hundreds of individuals suffer from serious, preventable injuries that occur on public and private properties throughout Chicago. In these types of cases, known as premises liability claims, the issue often involves the building’s design, construction, and compliance with local or state ordinances. Building codes are an essential component to safety as they ensure … Continue reading How Building Code Violations Help Prove Premises Liability
Individuals in hospitals and nursing homes are often frail and have poor mobility. Because they spend long hours in their beds in the same position, they are at risk for developing painful pressure sores, also known as bedsores. Medically referred to as decubitus ulcers, these sores are often a sign of nursing home abuse or … Continue reading Are Bedsores Grounds for a Lawsuit?
Pregnancy is an exciting time for expectant mothers and fathers. While the expectant parents must wait nine months to meet their child, they are given a due date to look forward to. However, determining due dates is not an exact science. While a few days too late or too early do not automatically put a … Continue reading What are the Risks of Incorrect Due Dates for Pregnant Women?
In Illinois, an employee is liable for any injury an employee sustains during the course of their employment. Workers’ compensation laws strictly state that any illness or injury that occurs during an employee’s duties could make the employee eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits. However, when an employee gets food poisoning, proving eligibility becomes much … Continue reading Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for Food Poisoning?
Personal injury lawsuits are inherently complex. This is why individuals who are injured will turn to the expertise and guidance of a personal injury attorney. An attorney can gather key pieces of information to help build a case and win their client the compensation they deserve. However, while an attorney is extremely helpful in a … Continue reading 5 Important Things Your Attorney Must Know About Your Personal Injury Case
Fourth of July celebrations rarely occur without fireworks. However, the majority of those lighting fireworks for part of the celebration do not use basic safety precautions while doing so, which can lead to serious injury. According to the National Fire Protection Association, thousands of people every summer – typically children and teens – are injured … Continue reading Injured by Fireworks – Can I Sue?
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?