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Five Students Injured in Fire During High School Cooking Class

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Five students were injured in a cooking class this week when gas ignited while they heated hot chocolate on a single-burner stove at Northside College Prep High School. The most seriously injured student was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious conditions with facial and arm burns, and another student was taken to […]  Read More»

Nursing Home Aide Accused of Raping, Abusing 68-Year-Old Patient

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A nursing aide has been accused of raping a 68-year-old woman at the assisted living facility in which he worked. Nanic Aidasani, 42, of Yonkers, has been accused of raping a woman, whose name has not been disclosed at this time, at Manhattanville Health Care Center in the Bronx. Another employee at the assisted living […]  Read More»

Two Chicago Police Officers Injured in Car Crash

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Earlier this week, two Chicago police officers were injured after a car slammed into their SUV in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. Police said that at the time of the crash, their SUV had its lights and sirens on and they were responding to a call. The officers said the car ran a red light […]  Read More»

Metra Train Hits Vehicle, Causes Train Accident

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

On Tuesday, a Metra train crashed into a vehicle that lost traction on the snow-covered roads in Des Plaines. The driver escaped without any injuries. The conductor was directing the train from downtown Chicago toward Des Plaines when it hit a 2005 Ford Focus at 4 p.m. near River Road. The conductor had signaled the […]  Read More»

Woman Awarded $22,000 in Broken Toe Case Against Police

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Chicago woman has been awarded $22,000 in damages after a jury agreed that police acted negligently when they entered her home four years ago in a warrantless search. Debra Cargo, a South Loop resident, suffered a broken toe in 2010, when, in April, police wanted to speak with her 13-year-old son. In a quick […]  Read More»

Case Filed Against Nursing Home for Exploitation, Neglect and Abuse

Monday, February 17, 2014

New York’s state attorney general has filed a case against Medford Multicare Center for misusing public funds, leading to nursing home abuse, neglect and even the death of one resident. In the claim, state attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman said the nursing home owners, Mordechai Klein, Mendel Aschkenazi, Martin Rausman, Henry Rausman and Norman Rausman […]  Read More»

Did You Slip and Fall on a Sidewalk Covered in Snow?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Winter weather and snowstorms bring on a host of issues when it comes to pedestrian safety.  Uncleared sidewalks are all too common, and for business owners and homeowners, this can be a problem if someone slips and falls and gets injured. Property owners are required by law to keep the walkways in the immediate vicinity […]  Read More»

Stroke More Likely in Head, Neck Trauma Patients

Monday, February 17, 2014

A new study suggests traumatic injuries, including head or neck injuries, could lead to an increased risk of stroke. The study followed 1,509,820 people who experienced non-fatal traumatic injuries and who were admitted to the emergency room or inpatient care between 1997 and 2011. In this study, every 13 out of 100,000 people had stroke […]  Read More»

Good News on Vehicle Accidents in the US

Friday, February 14, 2014

Did you know that an estimated 3,308 children under age 5 were saved by child restraints? It is often that we hear of bad news about vehicle accidents in the US, but recently it was reported from the CDC that vehicle accidents have declined dramatically—nearly 43% in the last decade. By way of new and […]  Read More»

Canadian Woman Sues Surgeon for Leaving Medical Tape Inside Her Body

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Canadian woman says the Saskatchewan health system and a surgeon failed her, and is suing for malpractice after it was found that a surgeon had left medical tape inside her body following a procedure.  The woman, Melinda Baum of Swift Current, says she had to endure a four-year health care nightmare because of the […]  Read More»